Kayla Scally, one of our nurse practitioners in the Weight Center, recently had her second child. With a growing family, she has found creative and fun ways to keep herself, and her whole family, moving.
A birth defect — also called a congenital anomaly — is a problem that occurs when a baby is developing in the womb. An estimated one out of every 33 babies in the U.S. is born with a birth defect, of varying severity, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
If you’re a mom-to-be — or planning to be — it’s important to understand what causes birth defects and the steps you can take to prevent them during pregnancy. Here’s an overview of the most common causes of birth defects:
According to industry research, roughly one-quarter of U.S. adults (nearly 57 million people) use a fitness tracker — those wearable devices that record your daily physical activity along with other health data, such as heart rate or calories burned.
But the question is: Do these ubiquitous bits of technology really make us more fit and healthy?
An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. That old saying certainly applies when it comes to staving off the visible signs of aging, such as fine lines, wrinkles, and sunspots. We dermatologists even have a term for it: prejuvenation. Is it true that Father Time’s impact on our skin can be slowed down?