Students at a New York elementary school participated Wednesday in National Bike to School Day. Educators and school resource officers also took the opportunity to educate students about biking safety. "We're trying to push children to engage in healthy lifestyles, get out of cars and walk and ride more," said Phyllis Price, the school's principal.
Aging, genetics, medications, hormonal changes and weight loss or gain can cause men to develop excess breast fat or glandular tissue, according to plastic surgeon Brian Hass. Gynecomastia can be treated with liposuction or surgery, Hass writes: "Following surgery, our male patients tells us they feel less self-conscious in their fitted shirts and are not embarrassed to go shirtless on the beach, gym or boat."
After liposuction, normal-weight women who remained sedentary had a 10% increase, on average, in visceral fat four months later. However, no gain was seen in those who started exercising after the surgery, Brazilian researchers reported in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism. The study followed 36 women.
Yuma Regional Medical Center will start to employ the EHR system known as YRMCCare on May 1 after more than seven years of planning, learning and dedication to patient quality, officials say. The system, set to provide better data-sharing, safety and communication, will also enhance the opportunity for patients and family members to be involved in care, says Gene Shaw, CIO and vice president of information technology at YRMC.
Critical problem-solving and information-analysis skills that cannot be easily measured on traditional pencil-and-paper exams may be revived through computerized tests, according to a National Center for Education Statistics report. However, widespread use of such exams may be hampered by insufficient infrastructure.