My Southern Health
May. 24, 2017— Ventral skin-to-skin contact has been shown to improve premature infants’ health, both short- and long-term. The baby is undressed or unwrapped and placed against the mother’s bare skin, nestled against her chest. A cozier name for this method of holding a new baby is “kangaroo care.”
May. 19, 2017—In 2012, the United States Preventive Services Task Force recommended that men of all ages should not be routinely screened for levels of prostate-specific antigen (PSA). That group now recommends that men ages 55 to 69 should talk with their doctors and make well-informed individual decisions about the potential harms and benefits of PSA screening, and treatment if cancer is found.
May. 19, 2017—Here’s what you need to know to boost your heart health and reduce heart attack risk.
Apr. 24, 2017—In 2012, the United States Preventive Services Task Force recommended that men of all ages should not be routinely screened for levels of prostate-specific antigen (PSA). These are the blood tests to detect the possibility of prostate cancer.
Apr. 24, 2017—The words “coronary artery disease” immediately make us think of people in their 60s, 70s and beyond. But a 30-year population study shows clearly that what we do in our early adult life will impact our health later on, said lead author Jeffrey Carr, Cornelius Vanderbilt Chair in Radiology and Radiological Sciences at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
Apr. 14, 2017—April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month. Read one family's story about how distracted driving impacted them.
Mar. 17, 2017—A gluten-free diet is not a weight-loss solution. Here's what it treats and how.
Feb. 28, 2017—Hay fever can pose more of a challenge in Southern cities. Here’s why and what to do about it.
Feb. 28, 2017—People who have dealt with cancer may also need to take special care of their hearts. Here’s how.
Feb. 22, 2017—Getting the entire family committed to healthier eating might seem overwhelming, but with a few small changes, you can make a big difference.