Medical therapy

Surgical treatment is better than medical treatment in severely obese adolescents with T2D

HealthDay News — According to a study published online in JAMA Pediatrics. Thomas H. Inge, MD, PhD, of the University of Colorado Denver in Aurora, and colleagues compared glycemic control in cohorts of severely obese adolescents with type 2 diabetes undergoing medical and surgical procedures. Data were obtained for participants in the Teen-Longitudinal Assessment of […]

Alternative medicine

Talking to your child’s doctor about alternative medicine

A few months ago, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published a report about a young Connecticut boy who developed lead poisoning as a direct result of his parents giving him a magnetic teething healing bracelet. It seems that every few months a story will cover the tragic case of a parent choosing an […]

Alternative medicine

Conventional doctors embrace alternative medicine

Seventy percent of Americans believe in the positive effects of complementary and alternative medicine. And while the majority of mainstream doctors don’t discuss alternative therapies with their patients, that is slowly changing. Studies have shown that most traditional doctors have a positive attitude towards complementary medicine. In fact, the majority of obstetricians and gynecologists offer […]