Health Problems

Safe to breastfeed while on bipolar meds? Jury’s still out

Women taking lithium to treat their bipolar disorder frequently ask if breastfeeding while on the medication will harm their babies. Those fears are largely rooted in sparse studies that have not addressed critical factors, reports a new Northwestern Medicine systematic review. The review will be published June 10 in the International Review of Psychiatry. The […]

Kids Health

The Best Bikes for Kids That Are Chic, Speedy & Safe

May is National Bike Month, and as such, we’re ready to put the pedal to the, well, shoe, and get moving. And now that the sun is making a more frequent appearance, it’s a great time to hop off the stationary bike (don’t worry, your SoulCycle class will still be there) and take the whole […]

Health News

Overlapping Surgery Appears Safe for Common Procedures

TUESDAY, Feb. 26, 2019 — Overlapping surgery is not associated with differences in in-hospital mortality or complication rates but is linked to increased surgery length, according to a study published in the Feb. 26 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association. Eric Sun, M.D., Ph.D., from the Stanford University School of Medicine in […]

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How Safe Is Food You Buy at Farmers’ Markets?

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 28, 2018 — You might love getting fresh produce at your local farmers’ market, but you should wash everything thoroughly when you get home. Why? Many farmers’ market vendors don’t follow food safety practices meant to prevent the spread of foodborne illnesses, a new study found. Researchers used direct observation, state health inspector […]