Monthly Archives: January 2016


Fast food
American girls are reaching puberty at significantly younger ages than their mothers and grandmothers. For Caucasian girls in the United States, the average age at which puberty begins has been declining steadily for decades. Notably, however, the most dramatic decrease occurred between 1997 and 2011 and consisted of girls entering […]

The Link Between Childhood Obesity and Early Puberty


Did you know that there are almost 100,000 health apps for smartphones? By 2017, they’ll be a $26 billion industry. When coupled with sensors, there are apps that track your eating habits, apps that remind you to sit up straight, and apps that (supposedly) make you smarter. Brain games are […]

What Your Brain Really Needs


Hearing loss
Hearing loss is the most common sensory disability. It affects people of all ages, but often remains undiagnosed or improperly managed. For both children and adults, this fact can have serious consequences. For health care providers, recognizing hearing loss in patients is an important first step. Communicating with hearing impaired […]

How to Help Patients With Hearing Loss