Archive for September, 2008 – Obese school-age kids and teens can lose weight or prevent further weight gain if they participate in medium- to high-intensity behavioral management programs, according to a new report. Children in the medium- to high-intensity behavioral management programs studied met for more than 25 hours, usually once or twice a week, for 6 months […] – As the school year starts up again, parents, school nurses and pediatricians often have to respond to increased complaints of stomach pain. Many of these seasonal belly-aches are dismissed as nothing more than a case of the back-to-school blues or nervousness. However, in many instances the pain kids feel is the result of […]

First-line treatment for stress incontinence may be Kegel exercises, supervised by physical therapist. – In response to a new study in JAMA showing that pelvic floor disorders, such as urinary incontinence, affect up to one-quarter of American women, the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) is urging women who suffer from this widespread disorder to […] – The American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) is urging female athletes – particularly soccer players – to consider a new program of warm-up exercises to help lower their growing risk of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries by as much as 41 percent. Concurring with a new study published in the American Journal of Sports […] – A full night’s rest can be anything but restful for those with sleep apnea, which causes them to struggle for breath in bouts throughout the night. Six percent of the population is affected by the condition, but many don’t even know they have sleep apnea. “They don’t make the connection between the fact […]

Of the estimated 1.4 million adults in the United States who will be diagnosed with cancer this year, approximately 25 percent will have a child 18 years or younger. For these parents, in addition to worrying about their own well-being, many will wonder about how and what to tell their children about their cancer and […]