Research: Suicide Searches Linked to TV Show

September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month and sadly, thousands of teenagers commit suicide each year in the U.S. Joe Austerman, D.O., discusses a recent study that says the release of a television series which depicts the struggles and suicide of a fictional teenage girl, was associated with an uptick in the number of online searches … Read More

Beware of Poison Ivy Lurking in the Fall

September 22 marks the first day of Fall. Amy Kassouf, M.D., explains why folks might be more likely to come in contact with poison ivy plants in the Fall months, when those classic ‘leaves of three’ might be harder to see. Download Script Download Text Web Article Download Video Sound Bite 1 (HD.mov)* Download Video Sound … Read More

CDC: Many Contact Lens Wearers Not Following Rules

A new report says that 6 out of 7 contact lens wearers reported at least one risky lens-related behavior. Allison Babiuch, M.D., explains how not following the rules when it comes to care and wear for contacts can result in eye infections, among other things. Download Script Download Text Web Article Download Video Sound Bite 1 … Read More

Strength and Flexibility Don’t Happen Overnight

With fall sports season in full swing, many young athletes are setting new goals and pushing their bodies to the limit. But, Jason Cruickshank, ATC, CSC explains why flexibility and strength can’t be acquired overnight. Download Script Download Text Web Article Download Video Sound Bite 1 (HD.mov)* Download Video Sound Bite 2 (HD.mov)* Download Video … Read More

Research: Belly Fat is Better Indicator of Health Risks

Body mass index, or BMI, has been used regularly by doctors for years to determine a person’s health risks including heart disease and cancer. But, recent research says that BMI doesn’t tell the whole story. Wellness expert Michael Roizen, M.D., explains. Download Script Download Text Web Article Download Video Sound Bite 1 (HD.mov)* Download Video … Read More

Study: Teens are About as Active as Seniors

September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month. According to a new study, many teens are getting even less exercise than the average adult. Download Script Download Text Web Article Download Video Sound Bite 1 (HD.mov)* Download Video Sound Bite 2 (HD.mov)* Download Video B-roll (HD.mov)* Download Audio Sound Bite 1 (MP3) Download Audio Sound Bite … Read More

What You Might Not Know About Concussions

Friday September 15 is National Concussion Awareness Day. While concussion prevention efforts have improved dramatically over the past two decades, Richard Figler, M.D., explains there are some misconceptions about concussions that still exist. Download Script Download Text Web Article Download Video Sound Bite 1 (HD.mov)* Download Video Sound Bite 2 (HD.mov)* Download Video B-roll (HD.mov)* Download … Read More

Experts Urge Prompt Flu Vaccination for Children

Flu season is almost here. And according to a new report, experts say it’s best to make sure children are vaccinated by the end of October, or as soon as the flu shot is available. Frank Esper, M.D., explains. Download Script Download Text Web Article Download Video Sound Bite 1 (HD.mov)* Download Video Sound Bite … Read More