Why Pediatricians and Parents Should Ask About Guns in the Home

The first patient death I experienced years ago as a Pediatric Critical Care fellow in training was an elementary school-aged boy who shot himself in the head with his father’s gun.  He was immediately rushed to the hospital where we worked to save his life. Despite the small caliber of the gun, the bullet had […]

“The best way to capture moments is to pay attention. This is how we cultivate mindfulness. Mindfulness means being awake. It means knowing what you are doing.” –Jon Kabat-Zinn A healthy body begins with a healthy mind, and a healthy mind begins with mindfulness. What is Mindfulness? Simply stated, it is our ability to pay […]

Swiss chard is a leafy green vegetable that is full of vitamins and nutrients. Chard can be eaten raw if the leaves are picked young or cooked. Try it as a colorful and delicious side dish or add chard to pasta, soups, salads, and more! Swiss Chard’s Nutrition Profile Swiss chard is an excellent source […]

Falls are not a natural part of aging. Anyone can fall. I tripped up the stairs the other day, landing on my hands and knees. Fortunately, I bruised only my shin and my pride. Unfortunately, as you age the results may be more serious. You are at higher risk of falling again within a year […]

Concussion is a real ‘buzzword’ these days. Sports-related concussion is caused by biomechanical forces that causes chemical changes in the brain (the head and brain being moved quickly back and forth. Examples include when two players collide or when a cheerleader falls from the top of a human pyramid). There may be no loss of consciousness. […]