Because infants become so transfixed on the TV screen, they stop doing anything and everything else and ultimately, they miss out on human interaction and the opportunity to explore their new and exciting world.
With social media came “selfies,” and they are everywhere. The variously styled self-portraits of one or more people, whose heads rest close together, has introduced an interesting question: Does the “selfie” put teens at increased risk for lice?
Have you ever felt your phone vibrating in your pocket – even when the phone is not there? What’s going on here?
With so many of us gazing into computers or staring down at our smart phones most of the day, it’s no wonder data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that nearly 20 percent of us have experienced neck pain within the past three months. A stiff neck typically is the result of muscles weakening over … Read More
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Virtually unheard of two years ago, “text neck” is a repetitive strain injury that’s becoming more common as more people hunch over smartphones. Aggravating muscle pain in the neck and shoulders, and sometimes lower back, is occurring even in teens and adolescents. “Typically, incidence of neck pain increases with age. But today we’re seeing and … Read More
Sitting at your desk all day could be harmful to your health. If you have an office job where you sit hunched over a desk, clicking away at a computer more than you stand, you need to take steps – literally – to reduce your sedentary time. Our bodies are built to move, so sitting … Read More
There’s ample information — as well as misinformation — out there about the causes of male infertility, or the inability to father a child. Let’s take a look at the most common suspects and see what’s truth and what’s myth. Dangers of heat The testicles are generally slightly cooler than the abdomen because they are outside the … Read More
If you want to help your overweight child get healthier, consider a weight-management plan that includes an active gaming system – where you use your entire body to play rather than only a controller. A recent study found that playing active video games, as part of a weight-management program, encourages overweight children to get more … Read More
We’ve all done it, snacked mindlessly in front of the TV, or, in the heat of a busy day, shoveled down lunch, hardly tasting it. We also know when we’re eating just for comfort, or because of boredom or stress. There’s something you can do to prevent these habits, along with the weight gain that … Read More
A new study finds that adults pay more attention to their smart phone than their children during restaurant outings. And adults tend to react harshly – and in some cases, physically – to the children who interrupt their screen time. Researchers from Boston University spent time watching 55 adults at a fast-food restaurant. Each of … Read More