Portable Pools Associated with Drowning Risks

1393447438-3442410832_bfab764fdb_zPortable pools are also associated with drowning in young children, according to a new study. Researchers report that about 209 children died due to drowning in portable pools during the time period from 2001 to 2009. A portable pool is a structure that is generally used in the place of an in-ground swimming pool or any water recreation.

Researchers considered the risk with different types of portable pools like wading or ‘kiddie pools’, inflatable pools, and self-rising pools. In most of the cases of drowning, the children were younger than 5 years. Among the 209 deaths reported, 73% of drowning occurred in their own backyard and 50% of the children were boys. According to researcher Brenda J. Shields, MS, of Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio and colleagues, in spite of the risk, many people do not consider their pool as a hazard to the children.

Researchers feel that a strong campaign is needed to make the consumers aware of the risk of portable pool. This is particularly true because, small portable pools do not create the same sense of danger as an in-ground pool, they add. Portable pools are less expensive and easily available in toys store, home stores, and online.

In this study published in the journal Pediatrics, the researchers analyzed all the data available about drowning related issues in portable pools available at the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) from 2001 to 2009. A total of 209 fatal and 35 non-fatal events were reported in the commission during this time period. The result showed that:

  • 94% of the cases involved children younger than 5 years of age
  • 56% of the children who drowned were boys
  • 85% of the cases were reported in summer

They also reported that the number of drowning cases increased considerably from 2001 to 2005, which then levelled off till 2009, perhaps due to the increase in media campaigns about the risk of drowning. The risk can be reduced by many layers of protection in children. The first step is to prevent access to the pool by using fences and pool alarms. Parents and caregivers should also closely supervise the children while using the pools.


PRP for Pain Management with Dr. Akash Bajaj

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What the heck is PRP?! If you’re familiar with any kind of joint pain then this episode is for you! According to Dr. Akash Bajaj (today’s expert guest), PRP is going to revolutionize pain management.  PRP is a ten year old FDA approved treatment for chronic inflammatory pain resulting from things like tennis elbow, carpal tunnel syndrome, sports injuries and the like. Tune in to find out what Dr. Akash Bajaj has to say about this intriguing technique!

For more information, log onto Dr. Bajaj’s website remedypainsolutions.com

Listen here!: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/findatopdocradio/2014/01/07/prp-for-pain-management-with-dr-akash-bajaj

Got Joint Pain? How to Treat and Prevent Orthopaedic Injuries

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Ever wonder what that aching pain in your elbow or shoulder is? Orthopaedic injuries are more common than you think and you don’t have to play a sport to suffer one. It’s important to get smart about injury prevention and treatment. In this episode, Dr. David Neuman, a NYC based Orthopaedic Surgeon shares his expertise and insight.


White Rice may Raise the Risk of Diabetes

white-riceAccording to a new study, eating white rice regularly may increase the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. In this study the researchers analyzed data presented in four studies – two from Asian countries, China and Japan, and two from western countries, U.S and Australia.

The results of the study, published in the journal BMJ, showed that people who had more servings of white rice per day increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Each serving of white rice was associated with a 10% increase in the risk of this type of diabetes.

Although the study has shown a link between increased risk of diabetes and intake of white rice, it does not explain how the two are connected. According to researcher Qi Sun, MD, an instructor in medicine at the Harvard School of Public Health in Boston, “this may be due to the sudden increase in the blood sugar levels as white rice has a very high glycemic index”. Sun says that “white rice is very low in fiber content which might add on to the risk”. “This increase in risk is applicable to other starchy carbohydrates like white bread, white pasta, and white potatoes”, he adds.

According to him, “one need not avoid white rice totally, but can have it in moderation. However, it is always better to chose whole grains than white varieties. One can have white rice once or twice in a week”. Spyros Mezitis, MD, an endocrinologist at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City, also agrees with the fact that all starchy foods increase the risk of diabetes when had in excess. He says that “people who are at risk of developing diabetes should reduce the amount of calories, lose excess weight and substitute white carbohydrates with whole grain foods”.

Tracy Breen, MD, director of diabetes care for North Shore-LIJ Health System in Great Neck, feels “what and how much you eat may not be the only factors in developing the disease”.” Genes also matters while considering the risk of the disease. Since genes cannot be changed it is better to think about how food plays into the culture”, she adds. According to Connie Diekman, RD, director of university nutrition at Washington University in St. Louis, “the observational nature of the study is the major drawback to present a cause and affect relationship”. In her opinion, “controlled studies are required to prove that the risk of the disease increases by the intake of white rice”.

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The End of Cancer is Near! An Interview with Dr. Garry Gordon

TopDoc Radio Logo PSDRenowned physician Dr. Garry Gordon shares his insight into a world without cancer. These days you can find countless foods with anti-cancer properties, but none of them will eradicate the disease. Leading a healthy lifestyle will help you prevent cancer, but sometimes it’s just the lay of the land. In this episode, host Kathryn Zox discusses an interesting supplement that may be better at preventing cancer than we think! Dr. Garry Gordon shares his insight into Salvestrols – natural dietary compounds from fruits that have the power to destroy cancer cells. Listen in to find out the details!

Check it out here: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/findatopdocradio/2013/12/03/the-end-of-cancer-is-near-an-interview-with-dr-garry-gordon

About Dr. Garry Gordon:
GARRY F. GORDON, MD, DO, MD(H), received his Doctor of Osteopathy in 1958 from the Chicago College of Osteopathy in Illinois. He received his honorary MD degree from the University of California Irvine in 1962 and completed his Radiology Residency from Mt. Zion in San Francisco, California in 1964. For many years, he was the Medical Director of Mineral Lab in Hayward, California, a leading laboratory for trace mineral analysis worldwide.

Dr. Gordon is on the Board of Homeopathic Medical Examiners for Arizona and is Co-Founder of the American College for Advancement in Medicine (ACAM). He is Founder/President of the International College of Advanced Longevity (ICALM) and Board Member of International Oxidative Medicine Association (IOMA).

With Morton Walker, DPM, Dr. Gordon co-authored The Chelation Answer. He is advisor to the American Board of Chelation Therapy and past instructor and examiner for all chelation physicians. He is responsible for Peer Review for Chelation Therapy in the State of Arizona.

Currently, Dr. Gordon is a consultant for various supplement companies. He is responsible for the design of many supplements, which are widely used by alternative health practitioners around the world.

Visit his website at www.gordonresearch.com