Category: Children’s Health

  • Teen Athletes And Eating Disorders

    Teen athletes may be at an increased risk for developing an eating disorder like anorexia nervosa or bulimia nervosa. Sports like gymnastics, dance, diving, wrestling and figure skating may, in general, see participants at a higher risk for developing teen eating disorders. These sports may place a higher emphasis on the teen athlete’s appearance, size […]

  • An Overview of Sightsavers Work in Liberia

    Liberia is one of the poorest countries in the world. This nation on the west coast of Africa has faced enormous difficulties over the last few years. The nation was involved in a protracted civil war which led to the deaths of thousands of its citizens. Just as the war was ending, the nation was […]

  • The Extraordinary Evolution of Baby Formula

    Baby formula vs. breast milk. The debate has raged ever since baby formula became an option for mothers. For many moms, however, there simply isn’t a choice. Whether they can’t produce breast milk, or they are on medications that are harmful for their baby, formula is the only option. There are other reasons many moms […]

  • How to spot mental health issues in a child

    It is now widely accepted mental health problems are no longer something to be ignored, trivialized or stigmatized. They are an omnipresent aspect of modern life, with statistics confirming the ratio of adults experiencing issues to be around one in four. If the situation is so widespread for adults, it follows that children will also […]

  • Spotting Signs of Illness in Babies and Toddlers

    The most difficult aspect of caring for a very young child is the inability to communicate. It’s like caring for a sick pet, you can give them all the love and care, but you can’t make them understand what’s happening, or why they have to go and be poked, prodded, and possibly injected by a […]

  • The Ninja Mindset: Crashing Through Physical and Mental Obstacles like a Bull

    As an exercise physiologist, heath scientist, and parent, I can’t help but be a huge fan of American Ninja Warrior. Having spent much of my life researching the limits of human performance and having had the opportunity to work with world-class athletes in a variety of disciplines, I am fascinated by the inimitable combination of […]

  • 12th Annual Swim Across America Event for Gene Cancer Therapy

    The Swim Across America event gathers people far and wide to make waves against cancer. Each year, more than 300 swimmers and 100 land volunteers participate in this event to raise money in support of the ACGT funded scientists who are currently working on gene therapy cancer treatment. For the past 11 years since the […]

  • How Tech-Innovations Are Helping Children with Special Needs

    Kevin O’Brien is a 7th grader with special needs. For Kevin, there’s a big difference in using a good vs. a high-end technology. For many years, Kevin used Tobii Technology eye-gaze device so that he could participate more in his art class, communicate with his teachers, conduct online research, type papers, and do incredibly well […]