Fad diets are generally not sustainable when it comes to weight loss, but getting back to basics may do the trick. Dr. Karl discusses a simple pen and paper approach that can help you lose the extra pounds for good.
A new study suggests that kids who grow up with a dog or cat in the household tend to be healthier. Dr. Karl discusses why this may be, and where the ‘hygiene theory’ suggests your dog should live for best results.
FOOD ALLERGIES: CHILDREN UNDERPROTECTED, UNDERTREATED
June 25, 2012
Food allergies can be life-threatening, and a new study suggests that children need better protection from severe reactions to foods. Dr. Karl discusses the common mistakes that lead to problems, and why adequate treatment is sometimes not given.
The conventional wisdom is that any amount of alcohol during pregnancy can harm the developing baby, but the latest research challenges that notion. Dr. Karl discusses how much alcohol may be low-risk for a pregnant woman.
With the Olympics coming up again, people will inevitably be talking about the ways that athletes use modern medicine to cheat in their chosen sports. Dr. Karl discusses some of the common performance enhancing drugs, how athletes hide their use, and the risks to their health of taking them.
Viruses like HIV and Hepatitis B & C require close contact with infected body fluids to be passed on to another person. Dr. Karl discusses some of the common ways these viruses are transmitted and what can be done to stop it.
The medications you take for a variety of illnesses could be putting you at risk for complications on summer days with extreme heat. Dr. Karl talks about some of these medications, and what to do if they’re in your medicine chest.