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Screen Time May Affect Social Interaction Skills in Children

09/30/2014 - Television, smart phones, I pads and more offer continual opportunity for entertainment, information, and distraction. This excess screen time in teens has been linked to some health and behavior issues and researchers from California found that screen time may also impact social skills.

Nuts Associate with Lower Risk of Heart Disease and Diabetes

08/28/2014 - Although once villainized, nuts have found popularity as a health food because of their healthy fats, fiber, and protein. This study found that having nuts in your diet may also decrease the risk of common chronic conditions.

Power Toothbrushes May Be More Effective Cleaners Than Manual Brushes

08/28/2014 - There are many power toothbrush options now available but are they worth the investment? This study published in Cochrane Databases found that power toothbrushes may have the edge in cleaning teeth compared to manual toothbrushes.

Shoe Insoles Do Not Appear to Treat or Prevent Low Back Pain

07/20/2014 - Shoe inserts are advertised as potentially helping a number of orthopedic issues but the most common and perhaps popular one is low back pain. Unfortunately, a study from Australia found that inserts were not helpful in decreasing low back pain.

Smoking May Drag Out Fracture Healing

06/27/2014 - You've probably heard how smoking can affect your heart and lungs but your bones too? This randomized trial found that smokers had a greater risk of complications after a fracture than non-smokers.