Category Archives: Health Tip

Many Primary-Care Doctors Want Help Treating Obesity

Physicians say more training, practice-based changes might lead to improved care for obese patients FRIDAY, Dec. 21 (HealthDay News) — Only 44 percent of primary-care doctors say they’ve helped obese patients lose weight, and many believe that nutritionists and dietitians are the most qualified care providers for these patients, researchers have found. For the new…

Health Tip: Balance Holiday Buffets With More Exercise

Take the stairs, not the elevator (HealthDay News) — If you tend to indulge in your favorite holiday treats, you may want to schedule some extra exercise to help offset those added calories. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics offers these holiday suggestions: Skip the elevator and take the stairs. Engage in active play with…

Health Tip: Managing Fructose Intolerance

Limit fruits and fruit juices (HealthDay News) — Fructose intolerance occurs when the body has difficulty absorbing fructose, a natural sugar found in fruits, vegetables and honey. The American Gastroenterological Association offers these suggestions to help manage fructose intolerance: Restrict consumption of fruit juices and fruits. Keep a food diary to see how much fructose…

’Chemo Brain’ May Occur Before Treatment Even Starts

Study suggests mental fog, fatigue tied to chemotherapy may be partly due to stress By Barbara Bronson GrayHealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Dec. 7 (HealthDay News) — So-called “chemo brain” — problems with thinking, concentrating and remembering that are associated with receiving chemotherapy — may actually start to occur before the treatment is initiated, a small new…

Health Tip: Make Sure Kids Get Enough Water

Especially when they’re sick (HealthDay News) — Fever, vomiting and diarrhea can all lead to dehydration, especially when under-the-weather little ones aren’t interested in eating and drinking. The Nemours Foundation offers these tips for parents to keep sick kids well-hydrated: If your child has a sore throat, offer acetaminophen or ibuprofen to ease pain and…