Coins, toys, jewelry, button batteries, these are things you might find in your child’s piggy bank or toy box, right? A new study shows that these items can also be found in your kid’s stomach too! Dr. Laura Scott, Director of Pediatric Emergency/Inpatient Unit at GBMC, did not contribute to the study, but offers this explanation on why we are seeing such a major increase…
Alarming results from a recent study showed that the number of U.S. teenagers who attempted suicide or had suicidal thoughts have doubled over a nine-year period. Dr. Laura Scott, Director of Pediatric Emergency/Inpatient Unit at GBMC, did not contribute to the study, but says that she was concerned about the results.
Rebecca Denison, Doctor of Integrative Medicine and Dietitian/Diabetes Educator, talks about the benefits of dark chocolate and red wine.
Stephanie A. Jacobs, MD, a female pelvic reconstructive surgeon and member of the GBMC Health Partners – Urogynecology team, notes that pelvic floor disorders can be painful, uncomfortable to live with, and difficult to discuss. Help is available, though, and women should not suffer in silence.
Domestic violence affects millions, both women and men, of every race, religion, culture and status. And it goes beyond physical and sexual abuse. It also includes verbal or emotional maltreatment, financial exploitation and even digital abuse.
Dr. Allison Jensen wants to remind parents about the value of protecting their child’s eyes against serious injuries or infections resulting from wearing cosmetic, or decorative, contact lenses.
Dr. Regina Presley, senior cochlear implant audiologist at GBMC, stresses that you don’t have to live in a world of muted, less distinct sounds.
There are many people who confuse IBD with irritable bowel syndrome, or IBS, which is a different diagnosis than inflammatory bowel disease. Despite the similar acronyms and that both share some debilitating bowel symptoms, these conditions are actually very different. Dr. Diana Whitehead, a GBMC gastroenterologist with a special interest in inflammatory diseases, explains.
Dr. Benjamin Lowentritt explains the new guidelines for PSA screening set by the United States Preventive Service Task Force.
Paul Celano, MD, FACP, FASCO, Herman and Walter Samuelson Medical Director of the Sandra & Malcolm Berman Cancer Institute, discusses a recent study that suggests that chemotherapy may not be necessary for all types of breast cancer.
Sodas for the longest time have been the beverage of choice for teenagers, but new research shows that teens are now substituting sports drinks for sodas. A recent study which appears in the Journal of Pediatrics, indicates that while drinking soda among adolescents has decreased, the intake of sports drinks has slightly increased. Dr. Theresa Nguyen, Assistant Chair of Pediatrics at GBMC, explains the study.
According to the CDC, Stroke is the fifth leading cause of death in Americans and the leading cause of serious disability for adults. But did you know it's possible to suffer from a stroke without showing any of the FAST symptoms? Dr. James Bernheimer, Director of GBMC's Stroke program explains why.