With increasing numbers of measles cases being reported nationally and in Indiana, Franciscan Health is proactively implementing temporary visitor restrictions in some units at its Indiana and Illinois hospitals.
There’s nothing quite like the excitement of watching your kid score a goal, a basket or a home run. But with more kids participating in sports than ever before, there’s growing concern about youth sports injuries.
Naturally, concussions are at the top of the list of parents’ concerns. The brains of children are rapidly growing, and it’s a critical time for brain development. Research indicates that children who experience repeated blows to the head – even when they don’t result in concussions – are more likely to experience memory and brain functioning problems at an early age.
COLLEGE STUDENT’S STROKE SIGNALED A COMMON YET HIDDEN HEART CONDITION
On the eve of her 21st birthday last February, probably the furthest thing from Kaitlin Holton’s mind was someone her age ever having a stroke.
She was getting ready for a dinner date with her new boyfriend and noticed that her entire left arm felt numb. The sensation was of a “stranger touching my face – maybe a pinched nerve.” The odd symptoms melted away for a time until she got into her car and gazed into the rearview mirror.
While the phrase “fatty fish” doesn’t sound particularly appetizing or healthy, nothing could be further from the truth. Several fish varieties are great sources for Omega-3 fatty acids.
Granted, there are several plant-based sources for one type of Omega-3, including walnuts and canola oil. But this type, referred to as ALA, is not as easily accessed nutritionally by our bodies, according to Kathleen Cowden, a registered dietitian at Franciscan Health. The Omega-3 in fish (the EPA and DHA types) is more ideal for human diets. Great sources include salmon, tuna, trout, mackerel, sardines and some white fish like tilapia, cod and flounder.
Physician Q & A: One of my pregnant friends has discussed planning her delivery instead of waiting for labor to start. Is this something I should consider?
While delivering an infant at 38 or 39 weeks instead of 40 doesn’t sound like a bad thing—sometimes that happens naturally, of course—it is much better for the baby if you wait. We now have much more information about what happens in a baby’s development during the last two weeks of gestation, and the impact of an early delivery can be significant.