Six reasons childhood obesity has fallen so much
A major new paper appearing in Wednesday's edition of the Journal of the American Medical Association finds that childhood obesity - age 2 to 5 - has fallen from 13.9 percent in 2003-04 to 8.4 percent in 2011-12.
You can examine your doctor's record, but don't expect to learn everything
Recently a reader wrote me to ask how patients can perform background checks on their doctors, to make sure that they're in good standing. He had a reason for asking: A few years ago, he said, he'd agreed to have a spinal fusion performed by an apparently well-regarded surgeon.
The science of workout music
You're bundling up for a chilly morning run. Or about to climb on the elliptical for a high-energy workout. Or warming up before a weightlifting session.
What's the first thing you reach for?
Your earbuds, naturally.
Another delay in health law’s employer requirement
Trying to limit election-year damage on health care, the Obama administration Monday granted business groups another delay in a much-criticized requirement that larger firms cover their workers or face fines.
Muppets’ mini-makeover aims to boost kids’ health
Bert and Ernie jump rope and munch apples and carrots, and Cookie Monster has his namesake treat once a week, not every day. Can a Muppets mini-makeover improve kids’ health, too?
Gordon Hospital Foundation announces 4th Annual Run For Your Life
Registration is now open for the 4th Annual Run For Your Life Road Race.
Gordon Hospital Foundation offers scholarships
If you are a high school or college student pursuing a career in the medical field, then you may want to take advantage of the Gordon Hospital Foundation scholarship. The Foundation is currently accepting applications for its nursing/allied health scholarships.
Balboa, Puckett honored at Gordon Hospital
Two very special awards were presented recently at Gordon Hospital.
Erlanger offers diabetes education and health screenings
The Erlanger schedule of classes and events for January 27-30 includes diabetes education and health screenings. Registration is required.
Sharp completes certification
Nancy Sharp, RN of Gordon Home Care, a division of Gordon Hospital, has successfully completed the Certificate for OASIS Specialist – Clinical exam and may now use the COS-C designation.
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