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Strength Training Improves Insulin Sensitivity in Liver for Teens

It's a well known fact that obesity is associated with Type II diabetes.  The American Academy of Pediatrics has recommended increased physical activity as the primary method to improve obesity and obesity related illnesses in children.  There are many studies that show that aerobic and resistance (muscle) training improve abdominal fat distribution, liver fat content, […]

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FDA Warns Against Over the Counter Chelation

The FDA warned eight companies that market over-the-counter (OTC) chelation therapies that their products are unapproved drugs and it is a violation to make unsubstantiated claims about these products.  Recently there has been an upsurge of chelation products in the internet.  Chelation is a process to bind toxic chemicals such as heavy metals like lead and […]

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Pertussis Vaccination Should Include Parents and Caretakers

Recently there has been a lot of news about the Pertussis (Whooping Cough) outbreak; there has been a concerted effort to vaccinate all children against this potentially life-threatening disease.  Pertussis causes severe coughing episodes in children and infants; infants under 6 months of age are at highest risk because they are not fully vaccinated and […]

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Supplements in Toddlers

Parents hope they’re doing the best things for their children. This is true from the day the child is born until they grow up and move out of their parents’ home. One topic parents may feel unsure about concerns the use of supplements in toddlers. They want to make certain their child is getting the […]

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Soap & Water Wipes Prevent Skin Infections in Wrestlers

Wrestlers can easily transmit skin infections during wrestling competitions;  these infections can be bacterial, fungal or viral.  Some wrestlers compete in 3 or more matches during a day with no breaks to shower in-between matches.  A recent study was presented at the 50th Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy.  This study compared the effectiveness […]

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Exercise in Boys Improve Insulin Resistance and Body Fat

A recent study presented at the American Diabetes Association 70th Scientific  Sessions demonstrated that aerobic or resistance exercise (weight lifting) in obese boys can decrease the amount of total and visceral body fat and improve insulin resistance compared to boys who did not exercise.  Insulin resistance can lead to Type II diabetes.  The initial study was […]

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