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Ultrasounds During Pregnancy: Can They Hurt the Baby?

Post by Stephanie Booth. So maybe it's not exactly fun to lay on a hard table while a stranger squirts a bunch of freezing cold goop onto your very pregnant belly. Still, getting to see your baby for the very first time -- and confirming that she's healthy -- makes getting an ultrasound one of the most emotionally charged moments of pregnancy. Show More Summary

You Better Not Lie, Dr. J’s Telling You Why

When children lie: Is it normal? Can it be reduced? And what about parents lying to kids? Dr. J reviews studies on truth and lies. You Better Not Lie, Dr. J’s Telling You Why is a post from:

Chai: Know the Calories, Consider Nonfat Milk and Less Sugar

Karen Collins navigates the nutritional aspects of the popular tea beverage chai, and recommends some steps that you can take to cut the calories. Chai: Know the Calories, Consider Nonfat Milk and Less Sugar is a post from:

The Exercise Program That Greets You Joyfully at The Door

Dogs get you out and walking, says Robert S. Wieder, who knows from personal experience and from a recent study. The Exercise Program That Greets You Joyfully at The Door is a post from:

I am Dr. J and I am an Intermittent Faster

Intermittent fasting is the practice of fasting for a few hours a day, a few days a week. Dr. J describes a new study and talks about his own intermittent fasting. I am Dr. J and I am an Intermittent Faster is a post from:

New Study Reveals Why Some Parents Hesitate On Vaccinating Their Children

Vaccination has been a hot-button issue for quite a few years now. Many people, from parents, to medical professionals, to celebrities and more have very strong opinions about it. The media often is quick to jump on the opinion's of the latter. Show More Summary

The Crazy Cola Diet: 1 Meal and 3 Cokes a Day, 60 Lbs Lost

A tech writer says that he lost 60 pounds on a hunger-free variation of the Shangri-La Diet that he has dubbed the Crazy Cola Diet: Chugging two cans of cola a day while wearing a nose clip, then eating one meal. The Crazy Cola Diet: 1 Meal and 3 Cokes a Day, 60 Lbs Lost is a post from:

Fresh Vegetables and Fruit Beat Juices for Nutrition

Can you get away with drinking fruit and vegetable juice instead of eating fruits and vegetables? Karen Collins doesn't recommend it and explains why. Fresh Vegetables and Fruit Beat Juices for Nutrition is a post from:

Holiday Horrors: Safety Tips to Help You Make it to New Year’s Day

6,000 are injuried annually by plastic product packaging: These and more Christmas safety warnings from Robert S. Wieder. Holiday Horrors: Safety Tips to Help You Make it to New Year’s Day is a post from:

Institute of Medicine of Chicago Announces 2014 Fellows

The Institute of Medicine of Chicago has inducted its Fall 2014 Class of Fellows, a group of health care leaders from a variety of disciplines and organizations in the Chicago area. A total of 45 Fellows were inducted in 2014.

Parents' BMI Decreases with Child Involved in School-Based, Community Obesity Intervention

Parents of children involved in an elementary school-based community intervention to prevent obesity appear to share in its health benefits. A new analysis shows an association between being exposed to the intervention as a parent and a modest decrease in body mass index (BMI) compared to parents in two similar control communities.

11 Topics to Avoid at a Holiday Dinner

The topics you definitely want to avoid at a holiday dinner with extended family: Dr. J's Dangerous 11. 11 Topics to Avoid at a Holiday Dinner is a post from:

Loyola Implants 100th Patient with Less-Invasive Heart Valve

Loyola University Medical Center has implanted its 100th patient with a new artificial aortic heart valve that does not require open-heart surgery.

New FDA Calorie-Posting Rules Have Food Industry Wringing Its Hands

Beginning in November of next year not only restaurants, but also vending machines and movie snack bars will have to discolose calorie figures. The various industries are not happy, says Robert S. Wieder. New FDA Calorie-Posting Rules Have Food Industry Wringing Its Hands is a post from:

Another NYPD controversy: The apparent beating of a 12-year-old

It happened outside a school. Cops were subduing some children. A guy believed to be a plainclothes cop came up and punched a 12-year-old black youngster. And yes, it all got captured on video.   Click here to read the story.

Michael Bednar, MD Elected to Board of American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

- Loyola University Medical Center orthopaedic surgeon Michael S. Bednar, MD, FAAOS has been elected to the board of directors of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS).

Beets: Intensely Red, Intensely Healthy

Colored vegetables are healthy, and there is no vegetable with more intense color than beets. Karen Collins gives the lowdown on beet nutrition and preparation. Beets: Intensely Red, Intensely Healthy is a post from:

Bill Cosby, Date Rape Drugs, and Sexual Assault

In light of their prominence following the Bill Cosby sexual assault allegations, Dr. J does a rundown on the most common "date rape" drugs, the forms they come in, and their effects. Bill Cosby, Date Rape Drugs, and Sexual Assault is a post from:

Two New Hepatitis C Resources Support Expanding Provider Capacity

Two professional medical societies have recently launched initiatives to support a wider variety of health care providers in adapting to new roles and opportunities resulting from the rapidly evolving arena of hepatitis C (HCV) screening, diagnosis, and treatment. As the Viral Hepatitis Action Plan observes, providers at every level in the healthcare system can play...

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