Breastfeeding could save 800,000 babies

More than 800,000 children’s lives would be saved worldwide each year if nearly every mother breastfed her baby at birth, according to a study recently published in The Lancet. And because breastfeeding reduces the risk of breast cancer, this would also result in fewer women getting breast cancer. In addition, a recent policy statement by…

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Sports Health

Keeping kids in the game

With the summer youth baseball season in full swing, local sports medicine specialists are seeing a spike in elbow and shoulder injuries. “We are seeing so many young athletes in our office with orthopaedic injuries that I would call it an epidemic,” said Ryan J. Krupp, M.D., orthopaedic surgeon with Norton Orthopaedic Specialists – Brownsboro…

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Infectious Disease

What I learned from my staph infection

Since being hospitalized for a staph infection earlier this year, I’ve been surprised to learn how many of my friends and colleagues have had a similar experience. For most people, treatment with an antibiotic topical or prescription oral medication is sufficient to stop a skin infection. But for others, like me, taking an oral antibiotic…

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