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Asthma More Likely in Kids With Disabilities, Delays

Asthma More Likely in Kids With Disabilities, DelaysFRIDAY, June 19, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Children with developmental disabilities or delays have an increased risk of asthma, a new study finds. "This research has shown that it's not just clinicians or pediatricians that should be aware that children with disabilities and delays may also have other health problems. It's also schools, after-school programs and other community-wide programs," said study senior author Sarah Messiah. She's a professor of epidemiology, human genetics and environmental sciences at UTHealth School of Public Health in Dallas. "It's equally important to understand these children may not always be able to communicate their discomfort, especially when it comes to asthma," Messiah added in a university news release. For the study, the researchers analyzed...

Why Exercise? Researchers Say It Prevents 3.9 Million...

19 June 2020
Why Exercise? Researchers Say It Prevents 3.9 Million Deaths a YearFRIDAY, June 19, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- It's often said that physical activity rates are too low, but a new report takes a different angle and reveals the good news that exercise prevents nearly 4 million premature deaths a year worldwide. For the study, the researchers analyzed data from 168 countries on the percentage of people who were getting recommended levels of exercise. The World Health Organization recommends at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic activity, 75 minutes of vigorous activity, or an equivalent combination each week. By combining the exercise data with estimates of the risk of dying early among active and inactive people, the investigators estimated how many premature deaths were prevented by physical activity. The conclusion: Physical activity...

Working From Home? Posture, Ergonomics Can Make It Safe

19 June 2020
Working From Home?  Posture, Ergonomics Can Make It SafeFRIDAY, June 19, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- If you're working from home because of the coronavirus pandemic and expect to keep doing so, you need to be sure your work station is set up properly, an orthopedic specialist says. You also need to take regular breaks to move around, according to Terrence McGee, a physical therapist at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore. In an office, many people have ergonomic support and opportunities for physical breaks. You might have walked to the water cooler or coffee machine, attended meetings or walked to co-workers' desks, he noted in a university news release. To help you adapt to working at home, McGee has some suggestions to improve the safety and comfort of your workspace. When sitting at your desk, rest your feet flat...

Don't Let COVID-19 Scuttle Your Child's Health Exams

18 June 2020
Don`t Let COVID-19 Scuttle Your Child`s Health ExamsTHURSDAY, June 18, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Wondering whether stay-at-home advisories mean you should skip your child's check-up? According to one pediatrician, parents should keep their kids' regular health appointments during the coronavirus pandemic. "I'm having these conversations every day with my patients," said Dr. Mona Patel, an attending physician in the division of general pediatrics at Children's Hospital Los Angeles. "I'm encouraging families to come in. It's so important that children continue to get the health care they need, including preventive care." It's important not to wait until the pandemic is over to get your child immunized. This is especially true for babies and children younger than 2 years. Vaccinations are timed with the risk that a child could get a...

COVID Fears Keeping Americans From Vital Doctor Visits

17 June 2020
COVID Fears Keeping Americans From Vital Doctor VisitsWEDNESDAY, June 17, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- A ruptured appendix is one medical emergency that a general surgeon colleague of Dr. Jacqueline Fincher hadn't treated for more than 15 years in their small town of Thomson, Ga. That's because the signs and symptoms of appendicitis are so well-known that nearly everyone gets to the hospital well before an inflamed appendix has a chance to burst. But then came COVID-19. "In the month of March he had two," said Fincher, president of the American College of Physicians. "It's because people were afraid to go to the doctor or go to the emergency room. They sat at home and got really, really sick, and ended up going to the emergency room and having a much more difficult course." Even though the United States is emerging from lockdown,...

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