Tag Archives: obesity

How virtual reality therapy can cure PTSD, obesity and even the pain of childbirth

Erin Martucci declined an epidural when contractions started during the birth of her second child at Orange Regional Medical Center in Middletown, NY, in 2016. When the pain became too intense, her gynecologist handed her a headset. Minutes later, she was enraptured by a beach scene. The sun set as a flock of birds flew… Read More »

Weekly Health Quiz: Masks, Infants and Obesity

1 Which of the following statements is factually accurate? Masks of all kinds effectively block viruses Only N95 masks can block viruses such as SARS-CoV-2 Surgical masks provide the highest level of protection against viruses such as SARS-CoV-2 No medical or cloth mask can block exhalation or prevent inhalation of aerosolized (airborne) viruses No medical… Read More »

Obesity Trend In Children Is A Result Of Unhealthy Habits

Study results suggest that the obesity trend in children is a result of unhealthy habits and not genetics.[1] Scientific evidence has revealed that a leptin deficiency, a genetic mutation in the hormone which controls hunger, could cause a person to overeat. Genetic screening could be considered for the exceptionally overweight child, but for the remainder,… Read More »