Dear Doctor: My sister has decided to switch her entire family to a vegan diet, including her 2-year-old twins. But I’m really worried – is it possible for young children to stay healthy and get all of the nutrients that a growing body requires? Dear Reader: Unlike a vegetarian diet, which cuts out meat, poultry and fish, the vegan approach eliminates all animal-based products. It centers instead on whole grains, legumes, nuts, seeds, fruits, vegetables and leafy greens.
There’s growing evidence that severe gluten sensitivities exist outside the realm of celiac disease. And researchers simply don’t know how many of the people following a gluten-free diet may actually have a legitimate health complaint – as opposed to a baseless fear of all things gluten, or a misplaced desire to lose weight.
The last three years’ worth of Hollywood blockbusters represent an escalation of gun violence depicted in film, and have exposed more families and younger teens to mayhem devoid of consequence, a team of researchers has found.
Katy Perry is lending her star power and her pocketbook to “#DontNormalizeHate,” a PSA posted to YouTube that draws parallels between Trump’s anti-Muslim rhetoric and the internment of 120,000 Japanese Americans during World War II.
A few weeks ago, a typical 55-year-old “weekend warrior” came into my office complaining that his knee didn’t feel right. It was clicking. It just wasn’t as secure as it used to be. I’m not talking “used to be” when he was 29, but when he was 49. He never played high school or college sports but was always active – tennis, skiing and golf. He used to jog, but he gave that up recently because his knee just wasn’t where he knew it should be.
Q. I was prescribed high-dose ibuprofen for a knee injury. Two months later, I went to a new primary doctor. My blood pressure was 188/100. It is normally 120/70. Does ibuprofen raise blood pressure? A. Ibuprofen and other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs can in fact raise blood pressure (BMC Cardiovascular Disorders, Oct. 24, 2012).
In its third year, the jamboree has three games scheduled at Eagles Ice-A-Rena in Spokane on Jan. 28 and 29. Silver Skaters involves members of all ability levels who love playing the sport. The oldest player is 77, and the youngest is 50.
On Monday, Knight will be at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts to perform in a salute to the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. We spoke recently to the singer from her home near Asheville, North Carolina, where she and her husband, William McDowell, have created the Reynolds High School Community Restoration Foundation in Canton, North Carolina.
Baby Boomers: your millennial children are worse off than you. With a median household income of $40,581, millennials earn 20 percent less than boomers did at the same stage of life, despite being better educated, according to a new analysis of Federal Reserve data by the advocacy group Young Invincibles.
ENDANGERED SPECIES -- Wolves have kept Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife field staff busy this suummer, especially in Stevens, Ferry and Asotin counties. Gray wolves are protected in Washington ...