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  • Pres Rx: Picky Eaters

    Pres Rx: Picky Eaters

    Sunday, August 17 2014 11:36 PM EDT2014-08-18 03:36:26 GMT

    Mealtime can often be a struggle for parents of "picky eaters." In fact, the Journal of Pediatrics estimates 25% of typically developing children will demonstrate characteristics of a feeding disorder.

    Mealtime can often be a struggle for parents of "picky eaters." In fact, the Journal of Pediatrics estimates 25% of typically developing children will demonstrate characteristics of a feeding disorder.


  • Pres Rx: Herbal Supplements

    Pres Rx: Herbal Supplements

    Finding natural ways to boost the body's defenses isn't always bad. But before you take those over-the- counter products, make sure you know what's in them before you go into surgery. 

    Finding natural ways to boost the body's defenses isn't always bad. But before you take those over-the- counter products, make sure you know what's in them before you go into surgery. 
  • Pres Rx: Kids in hot cars

    Pres Rx: Kids in hot cars

     In the summer, think of your car as an oven. Even with the windows cracked, temperatures in a vehicle can get exceedingly hot in an extremely short period of time. As a result, just a few minutes alone in a hot car can be extremely dangerous - even fatal - for a small child or pet. 
     In the summer, think of your car as an oven. Even with the windows cracked, temperatures in a vehicle can get exceedingly hot in an extremely short period of time. As a result, just a few minutes alone in a hot car can be extremely dangerous - even fatal - for a small child or pet. 
  • Presidents Rx: Gel Nails and the risk of cancer

    Presidents Rx: Gel Nails and the risk of cancer

    They say "pain is beauty," but how much of a risk are you willing to take just to ensure your manicure or pedicure doesn't smudge or chip?
    They say "pain is beauty," but how much of a risk are you willing to take just to ensure your manicure or pedicure doesn't smudge or chip?
  • Pres Rx: Osteoporosis

    Pres Rx: Osteoporosis

    Sunday, July 13 2014 11:00 PM EDT2014-07-14 03:00:23 GMT
    Like many other chronic conditions, Osteoporosis takes years to develop. Many people are even unaware that they are getting it because they don't have symptoms. This week, Dr. Tedd L. Mitchell talks about risk factors and how to prevent bone loss.
    Like many other chronic conditions, Osteoporosis takes years to develop. Many people are even unaware that they are getting it because they don't have symptoms. This week, Dr. Tedd L. Mitchell talks about risk factors and how to prevent bone loss.
  • President's Prescription: Making sense of medical information online

    President's Prescription: Making sense of medical information online

    Saturday, June 28 2014 10:41 PM EDT2014-06-29 02:41:13 GMT
    A growing body of evidence demonstrates that patients who are more actively involved in their health care experience better health outcomes and incur lower costs
    A growing body of evidence demonstrates that patients who are more actively involved in their health care experience better health outcomes and incur lower costs
  • Pres Rx: Stuttering

    Pres Rx: Stuttering

    Sunday, June 15 2014 9:00 PM EDT2014-06-16 01:00:11 GMT
    Singer Carly Simon and actress Emily Blunt and Nicholas Brendon didn't let stuttering stop them from becoming successful. This week, Dr. Tedd L. Mitchell discusses how children and adults can overcome
    Singer Carly Simon and actress Emily Blunt and Nicholas Brendon didn't let stuttering stop them from becoming successful. This week, Dr. Tedd L. Mitchell discusses how children and adults can overcome speech barriers like stuttering.
  • President's Rx: Diabetes and Body Fat Percentage

    President's Rx: Diabetes and Body Fat Percentage

    Sunday, May 25 2014 9:00 PM EDT2014-05-26 01:00:09 GMT
    More than two in three adults in the U.S. are considered to be overweight or obese, according to the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. This week, Dr. Tedd L. Mitchell tells us how losing
    More than two in three adults in the U.S. are considered to be overweight or obese, according to the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. This week, Dr. Tedd L. Mitchell tells us how losing body fat can reduce your risk of developing Type 2 diabetes.
  • President's Rx: Altitude Sickness

    President's Rx: Altitude Sickness

    Sunday, May 18 2014 9:00 PM EDT2014-05-19 01:00:15 GMT
    Tibet, Nepal and Machu Picchu, Peru, top Forbes' list of "Six High-Altitude Vacations to Take While You Can." This week, Dr. Tedd L. Mitchell addresses the steps travelers need to take before their heads
    Tibet, Nepal and Machu Picchu, Peru, top Forbes' list of "Six High-Altitude Vacations to Take While You Can." This week, Dr. Tedd L. Mitchell addresses the steps travelers need to take before their heads are literally in the clouds.
  • Pres Rx: Tennis Elbow

    Pres Rx: Tennis Elbow

    Sunday, May 11 2014 9:00 PM EDT2014-05-12 01:00:09 GMT
    Repetitive motions like chopping and swinging have been known to wreak havoc on the body's joints. But have you ever considered what these movements could be doing to your muscles and tendons? This week,
    Repetitive motions like chopping and swinging have been known to wreak havoc on the body's joints. But have you ever considered what these movements could be doing to your muscles and tendons? This week, Dr. Tedd L. Mitchell talks about how athletes and trades people can prevent a painful condition called tennis elbow.
  • President's Rx: Migraines

    President's Rx: Migraines

    Friday, May 2 2014 9:45 PM EDT2014-05-03 01:45:12 GMT
    According to the American Academy of Neurology, nearly one in five adult women gets migraines, compared with only one in 20 adult men. This week Dr. Tedd L. Mitchell talks about the connection between
    According to the American Academy of Neurology, nearly one in five adult women gets migraines, compared with only one in 20 adult men. This week Dr. Tedd L. Mitchell talks about the connection between hormones and headaches.
  • President's Rx: Stretching

    President's Rx: Stretching

    Sunday, April 27 2014 9:00 PM EDT2014-04-28 01:00:12 GMT
    You may stretch before or after a workout, or during a yoga class, but what about the rest of the day? It's essential to find ways to lengthen your muscles for a few minutes on a regular basis. This week,
    You may stretch before or after a workout, or during a yoga class, but what about the rest of the day? It's essential to find ways to lengthen your muscles for a few minutes on a regular basis. This week, Dr. Tedd L. Mitchell describes the benefits of stretching.
  • President's Rx: Dehydration

    President's Rx: Dehydration

    Sunday, April 20 2014 9:00 PM EDT2014-04-21 01:00:12 GMT
    Although it is commonly believed caffeinated drinks like coffee can cause dehydration, a recent study by researchers from the University of Birmingham in the U.K. found moderate coffee consumption provides
    Although it is commonly believed caffeinated drinks like coffee can cause dehydration, a recent study by researchers from the University of Birmingham in the U.K. found moderate coffee consumption provides similar hydrating qualities to water. This week Dr. Tedd L. Mitchell explains why it's so important to keep yourself hydrated.
  • President's Rx: the sitting disease

    President's Rx: the sitting disease

    Sunday, April 6 2014 9:00 PM EDT2014-04-07 01:00:14 GMT
    Most Americans these days spend most of the time sitting. But, did you know standing a little more each day can help improve balance, discourage mindless snacking and even decrease the risk of blood clots
    Most Americans these days spend most of the time sitting. But, did you know standing a little more each day can help improve balance, discourage mindless snacking and even decrease the risk of blood clots in the legs by working calf, ankle and foot muscles?
  • President's Rx: Teen Mental Health

    President's Rx: Teen Mental Health

    Sunday, March 30 2014 9:00 PM EDT2014-03-31 01:00:12 GMT
    The challenges teenagers face today are anxiety provoking. Bullying, peer pressure, hormonal changes — the emotional fallout from these things can lead to conditions like depression or cause teens to turn
    The challenges teenagers face today are anxiety provoking. Bullying, peer pressure, hormonal changes — the emotional fallout from these things can lead to conditions like depression or cause teens to turn to unhealthy coping mechanisms like smoking, drinking, drugs or sex.
  • President's Prescription 3/23: Avoiding strains and sprains

    President's Prescription 3/23: Avoiding strains and sprains

    Dr. Tedd Mitchell offers advice on how to avoid these common sports injuries.
  • President's Rx: Plantar Fasciitis

    President's Rx: Plantar Fasciitis

    Sunday, March 16 2014 9:00 PM EDT2014-03-17 01:00:16 GMT
    As we step into spring, many of us will gear up to spend more time on our feet. But if you're experiencing foot pain from a jog around the block or a day of shopping in your favorite sandals, you may be
    If you're experiencing foot pain from a jog around the block or a day of shopping in your favorite sandals, you may be developing a common condition called plantar fasciitis.
  • Pres Rx: Hypertension

    Pres Rx: Hypertension

    Sunday, March 9 2014 9:00 PM EDT2014-03-10 01:00:12 GMT
    If I told you that one out of every three people on your street was going to be burglarized, you'd probably take steps to make sure your house wasn't an easy target. Unfortunately, millions of U.S. adults
    If I told you that one out of every three people on your street was going to be burglarized, you'd probably take steps to make sure your house wasn't an easy target. Unfortunately, millions of U.S. adults are putting their health at risk because they're not protecting themselves from a health thief called hypertension, or high blood pressure.
  • President's Rx: Poison Ivy

    President's Rx: Poison Ivy

    Sunday, March 2 2014 11:16 PM EST2014-03-03 04:16:38 GMT
    If you've ever been camping or hiking, you're probably aware that Poison Ivy isn't just Batman's enemy. Poison ivy, oak and sumac are common plants that, if you touch them, can result in an uncomfortable
    If you've ever been camping or hiking, you're probably aware that Poison Ivy isn't just Batman's enemy. Poison ivy, oak and sumac are common plants that, if you touch them, can result in an uncomfortable skin rash.
  • President's Rx: Heartburn

    President's Rx: Heartburn

    Sunday, February 23 2014 7:00 PM EST2014-02-24 00:00:12 GMT
    Few young people expect to be diagnosed with a lifelong illness, especially one that could interfere with their social life. Gastroesophageal reflux disease, also called GERD or heartburn, is a condition
    Few young people expect to be diagnosed with a lifelong illness, especially one that could interfere with their social life.
  • President's Rx: Teeth Whitening

    President's Rx: Teeth Whitening

    Jan 31, 2014 11:10 PM 2014-02-20 05:12:24 GMT
    Folks today are not only wanting to feel their best, but look their best. And as part of that, more are turning to cosmetic dentistry. Procedures run the gamut and include bleaching, braces and veneers.
    Folks today are not only wanting to feel their best, but look their best. And as part of that, more are turning to cosmetic dentistry.
  • President's Rx: Shingles

    President's Rx: Shingles

    Tuesday, February 18 2014 6:41 PM EST2014-02-18 23:41:34 GMT
    Anyone who has ever suffered a bout of shingles doesn't have to be told what an effect it can have on your life. I had a spell of it several years back. At first, I thought I had poison ivy, but the
    Anyone who has ever suffered a bout of shingles doesn't have to be told what an effect it can have on your life.
  • President's Rx: Birth Defects

    President's Rx: Birth Defects

    Monday, January 13 2014 8:45 PM EST2014-01-14 01:45:10 GMT
    One in 33 babies is born with a birth defect, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Many birth defects happen early in pregnancy, sometimes before a woman even knows she is pregnant.
    One in 33 babies is born with a birth defect, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
  • President's Rx: Men's Health

    President's Rx: Men's Health

    Monday, January 6 2014 6:37 PM EST2014-01-06 23:37:52 GMT
    Just like getting a haircut or a close shave at your favorite barbershop can help you look your best, keeping up with regular doctor's appointments can help you feel your best. Unfortunately, men are more
    Just like getting a haircut or a close shave at your favorite barbershop can help you look your best, keeping up with regular doctor's appointments can help you feel your best. Unfortunately, men are more likely to develop a close relationship with their barber than with a physician.
  • President's Rx: Spider Bites

    President's Rx: Spider Bites

    Friday, December 27 2013 11:04 PM EST2013-12-28 04:04:04 GMT
    Before you tackle that pile of leaves in the front yard, or grab a few logs of wood to throw in the fireplace this winter, be on the lookout for spiders. Most are harmless, but two in particular can be
    Before you tackle that pile of leaves in the front yard, or grab a few logs of wood to throw in the fireplace this winter, be on the lookout for spiders. Most are harmless, but two in particular can be very harmful and often require medical attention.
  • President's Rx: Stress

    President's Rx: Stress

    Tuesday, December 17 2013 5:23 PM EST2013-12-17 22:23:42 GMT
    The stress/body connection is like a tea kettle. The kettle sits quietly on the stove until the heat is turned up. As the temperature rises, pressure builds inside the kettle, causing it to whistle. The
    The stress/body connection is like a tea kettle. The kettle sits quietly on the stove until the heat is turned up. As the temperature rises, pressure builds inside the kettle, causing it to whistle. The human body may not have a whistle, but it still tells us when the pressure is too high.
  • President's Prescription: Student-run health clinics

    President's Prescription: Student-run health clinics

    Sunday, December 1 2013 8:31 PM EST2013-12-02 01:31:47 GMT
    The Latin term "Pro bono" is short for "Pro bono publico," or for the public good. Students in the nation's more than 50 student-run health clinics are doing their part to improve their communities by
    Students in the nation's more than 50 student-run health clinics are doing their part to improve their communities by voluntarily providing crucial health care services to those who are unable to afford them.
  • President's Prescription: Thyroid Cancer

    President's Prescription: Thyroid Cancer

    Friday, November 22 2013 7:18 PM EST2013-11-23 00:18:48 GMT
    Between sleepless nights, rising child care costs and the risk of post-partum depression, expectant and new mothers have plenty to worry about. Unfortunately, recent studies show pregnancy may be linked
    Between sleepless nights, rising child care costs and the risk of post-partum depression, expectant and new mothers have plenty to worry about. Unfortunately, recent studies show pregnancy may be linked to another concern: thyroid cancer.
  • President's Prescription: Food expiration dates

    President's Prescription: Food expiration dates

    Friday, November 15 2013 7:52 PM EST2013-11-16 00:52:22 GMT
    By dumping expired food and restocking, grocers and families keep the economic machinery of food manufacturers running. However, paying too much attention to expiration dates contributes to millions of
     
    By dumping expired food and restocking, grocers and families keep the economic machinery of food manufacturers running. However, paying too much attention to expiration dates contributes to millions of pounds of wasted food in the U.S. each year.



     
  • President's Prescription: E-cigarettes still not a safe alternative

    President's Prescription: E-cigarettes still not a safe alternative

    Sunday, November 3 2013 11:05 PM EST2013-11-04 04:05:07 GMT
    More and more Americans are "vaping" with e-cigarettes. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 6 percent of U.S. adults and 21 percent of smokers tried e-cigarettes in 2011.
    This week, Dr. Tedd L. Mitchell, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center President, tells us why, even with this new technology, there's still no such thing as a safe cigarette.
  • President's Prescription: Halloween

    President's Prescription: Halloween

    Friday, October 25 2013 7:00 PM EDT2013-10-25 23:00:38 GMT
    The U.S. Census bureau estimates more than 40 million American children and teens go trick-or-treating each year. This week Dr. Tedd l. Mitchell tells us how to avoid accidents this Halloween.       Vampires,
    The u.s. Census bureau estimates more than 40 million american children and teens go trick-or-treating each year.        This week dr. Tedd l. Mitchell tells us how to avoid accidents this halloween.     
  • President's Prescription: Gun Safety

    President's Prescription: Gun Safety

    Monday, October 21 2013 2:40 PM EDT2013-10-21 18:40:28 GMT
    Fall marks the beginning of the season for hunters of all kinds. If you're planning on sitting in a deer blind this season, or just shooting skeet, there are rules of gun safety that apply to everyone.

    Fall marks the beginning of the season for hunters of all kinds. If you're planning on sitting in a deer blind this season, or just shooting skeet, there are rules of gun safety that apply to everyone.

  • President's Prescription: Texting Thumb

    President's Prescription: Texting Thumb

    Thursday, October 10 2013 5:22 PM EDT2013-10-10 21:22:21 GMT
    Last year, a 17-year-old Wisconsin native won $50,000 and the title of the "Fastest Texter in America" for the second year in a row. But for some avid smartphone users, too much time scrolling and tapping
    This week Dr. Mitchell tells us how to avoid technology related hand injuries.
  • President's Prescription: Hippotherapy

    President's Prescription: Hippotherapy

    Friday, October 4 2013 5:39 PM EDT2013-10-04 21:39:01 GMT
    Whether you're a bronco rider or barrel racer, or you like to ride for pleasure, going horseback is not just a fun place to sit. It's a sport that requires muscle control and good posture. For a certain
    Whether you're a bronco rider or barrel racer, or you like to ride for pleasure, going horseback is not just a fun place to sit. It's a sport that requires muscle control and good posture. For a certain group of riders, the view from on top of a horse opens up a whole new world.
  • President's Prescription: Rabies

    President's Prescription: Rabies

    Sunday, September 22 2013 5:01 PM EDT2013-09-22 21:01:47 GMT
    September 11st marked the opening of dove season in Texas. If you're planning on spending time hunting or participating in other outdoor activities this year, be on the lookout for potential dangers, like
    Dove hunting season started this month, and if you're planning on spending time hunting or participating in other outdoor activities this year, be on the lookout for potential dangers like rabies.
  • President's Prescription: COPD

    President's Prescription: COPD

    Sunday, September 8 2013 7:33 PM EDT2013-09-08 23:33:34 GMT
    Even with increased awareness efforts by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 19 percent of adults in the U.S. still smoke. This week Dr. Tedd L. Mitchell tells us why it's better to quit smoking
    Even with increased awareness efforts by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 19 percent of adults in the U.S. still smoke. This week Dr. Tedd L. Mitchell tells us why it's better to quit smoking sooner rather than later.
  • President's Prescription: Meningitis

    President's Prescription: Meningitis

    Sunday, September 8 2013 4:20 PM EDT2013-09-08 20:20:10 GMT
    Meningitis is diagnosed in less than 3,000 people in the U.S. each year. Most common in college students and children under age 1, the disease can lead to serious health complications like brain damage
    Meningitis is diagnosed in less than 3,000 people in the U.S. each year. Most common in college students and children under age 1, the disease can lead to serious health complications like brain damage or hearing loss.
  • President's Prescription: Nutritional Lunch

    President's Prescription: Nutritional Lunch

    Friday, August 16 2013 5:01 PM EDT2013-08-16 21:01:37 GMT
    Looking to ensure a bright future for you and your family? You may want to think about skipping processed foods. This week's President's Prescription with Dr. Tedd Mitchell talks about the benefits of
    Looking to ensure a bright future for you and your family? You may want to think about skipping processed foods. This week's President's Prescription with Dr. Tedd Mitchell talks about the benefits of adding more fresh fruit and vegetables to your household menu.
  • President's Prescription: Lice

    President's Prescription: Lice

    Friday, August 2 2013 10:20 PM EDT2013-08-03 02:20:12 GMT
    An estimated 6 to 12 million cases of head lice are diagnosed in the United States each year, especially in elementary-age children. Luckily these tiny parasites are more of a nuisance than a serious health
    An estimated 6 to 12 million cases of head lice are diagnosed in the United States each year, especially in elementary-age children. Luckily these tiny parasites are more of a nuisance than a serious health threat.
  • President's Prescription: Lasik Surgery

    President's Prescription: Lasik Surgery

    Tuesday, July 30 2013 6:09 PM EDT2013-07-30 22:09:40 GMT
    Lasik eye surgery has become a common and fairly affordable refractive procedure to correct nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism, and age-related eye changes, to produce clearer, sharper vision
    Lasik eye surgery has become a common and fairly affordable refractive procedure to correct nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism, and age-related eye changes.
  • President's Prescription: LASIK Eye Surgery

    President's Prescription: LASIK Eye Surgery

    Monday, July 15 2013 5:00 PM EDT2013-07-15 21:00:41 GMT
    The most sought after elective surgery in the country might surprise you. It has nothing to do with improving how a person looks, but rather, improving how a person looks at the world. LASIK eye surgery
    The most sought after elective surgery in the country might surprise you.
  • President's Prescription: Skin Cancer

    President's Prescription: Skin Cancer

    Friday, May 17 2013 11:10 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:10:22 GMT
    Aside from heart health, a recent study at Stanford University found a regular dose of aspirin may also help reduce the risk of melanoma. Sounds impressive, but don't try this at home. Melanoma is the
    Aside from heart health, a recent study at Stanford University found a regular dose of aspirin may also help reduce the risk of melanoma. Sounds impressive, but don't try this at home. Melanoma is the
  • President's Prescription: Eye Safety

    President's Prescription: Eye Safety

    Friday, May 10 2013 9:41 PM EDT2013-05-11 01:41:14 GMT
    They say the eyes are the windows to the soul. But they can also be the doorway to serious health issues. This week Dr. Tedd Mitchell tells us why it's so important to keep a close watch on your eye
    They say the eyes are the windows to the soul. But they can also be the doorway to serious health issues.
  • President's Prescription: What you need to know about CPR

    President's Prescription: What you need to know about CPR

    Friday, May 3 2013 10:29 PM EDT2013-05-04 02:29:05 GMT
    Whether you're a parent, childcare provider, teacher, coach or personal trainer, it's always a good idea to learn how to react quickly in an emergency. That's the focus this week for Dr. Tedd Mitchell.
    Whether you're a parent, childcare provider, teacher, coach or personal trainer, it's always a good idea to learn how to react quickly in an emergency.
  • President's Prescription: Dysphasia

    President's Prescription: Dysphasia

    Monday, April 15 2013 4:23 PM EDT2013-04-15 20:23:33 GMT
    Most of us take swallowing for granted, so, imagine what it would be like to be eating out with friends and worried that you wouldn't be able to enjoy dinner because the food wouldn't go down like it should.
    Difficulty swallowing is actually a very common condition. That's the subject this time for Dr. Tedd Mitchell. Dr. Mitchell is President of the Texas Tech Health Sciences Center and he has some ideas that may help. This is the President's Prescription.
  • President's Prescription: Food Allergies

    President's Prescription: Food Allergies

    Saturday, April 6 2013 6:55 AM EDT2013-04-06 10:55:14 GMT
    Food allergies food allergies affect up to 15 million people in the U.S., including one in every 13 children. That's the subject this week for Dr. Tedd Mitchell. He is the president of the Texas Tech Health
    Food allergies food allergies affect up to 15 million people in the U.S., including one in every 13 children. That's the subject this week for Dr. Tedd Mitchell.
  • President's prescription: green tea

    President's prescription: green tea

    Friday, March 22 2013 8:07 PM EDT2013-03-23 00:07:19 GMT
    In the south, we love our sweet tea, but in many cultures tea is consumed at social events, like afternoon tea and even at tea parties. This week Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center President
    In the south, we love our sweet tea, but in many cultures tea is consumed at social events, like afternoon tea and even at tea parties. This week Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center President Dr. Tedd Mitchell tells us green tea could help your bone health.
  • President's prescription: How to avoid binge drinking

    President's prescription: How to avoid binge drinking

    Friday, March 8 2013 11:28 PM EST2013-03-09 04:28:53 GMT
    This is the week when Texas Tech and other universities statewide are enjoying spring break. For thousands of students that means a chance to leave town and party big. But the truth is, spring break
    This is the week when Texas Tech and other universities statewide are enjoying spring break.
  • President's Prescription: 2.24

    President's Prescription: 2.24

    Monday, February 25 2013 9:57 PM EST2013-02-26 02:57:04 GMT
    Whether a child comes to you with a broken, chipped, or knocked-out tooth, it's an emergency when it happens. So, as a parent, what can you do to protect that child's smile ... until he gets
    Whether a child comes to you with a  broken, chipped, or knocked-out tooth, it's an emergency when it happens. So, as a parent, what can you do to protect that child's smile ... until he gets the right fix from a specialist? That's the subject this time for Dr. Tedd Mitchell, who has raised three active kids of his own.
  • President's Prescription: Dissecting a Virtual Patient

    President's Prescription: Dissecting a Virtual Patient

    Monday, January 14 2013 6:03 PM EST2013-01-14 23:03:48 GMT
    We have come a long way from the days of the old skeleton model. Technology is changing the way we teach our future health care professionals. Today, students can dissect this patient with a swipe of their
    We have come a long way from the days of the old skeleton model. Technology is changing the way we teach our future health care professionals. Today, students can dissect this patient with a swipe of their finger.
  • President's Prescription: Hearing Loss and Technology

    President's Prescription: Hearing Loss and Technology

    Monday, October 8 2012 6:51 PM EDT2012-10-08 22:51:07 GMT
    If you and your children are like many Americans, you spend much of your day plugged in to an MP3 player, computer or smart phone listening to your favorite music, audio books or videos. Although the
    Although the background noise can help pass the workday or after-school commute, today's new and improved audio technology — with higher-quality sound and larger storage capacity — is often hurting our ears.
  • President's Prescription: Cancer Fighting Foods

    President's Prescription: Cancer Fighting Foods

    Monday, October 1 2012 6:44 PM EDT2012-10-01 22:44:46 GMT
    You are what you eat. We have heard it over and over. But why are some foods bad and what is in others that can help with the fight against cancer. With weight gain most of the fat tissue is in the abdomen.
    You are what you eat. We have heard it over and over.  But why are some foods bad and what is in others that can help with the fight against cancer.
  • President's Prescription: A whispering killer

    President's Prescription: A whispering killer

    Monday, September 24 2012 5:58 PM EDT2012-09-24 21:58:05 GMT
    How well do you listen to your body? Subtle symptoms may occur that tip you off to a potential problem. Since the vast majority of women found to have ovarian cancer at an early stage can be treated very
    How well do you listen to your body? Subtle symptoms may occur that tip you off to a potential problem. Since the vast majority of women found to have ovarian cancer at an early stage can be treated very effectively, learn to listen to your body.
  • The President’s Prescription - “Liquid Assets”

    The President’s Prescription - “Liquid Assets”

    Monday, May 28 2012 8:04 AM EDT2012-05-28 12:04:40 GMT
    The CDC has a new slogan - "Rethink Your Drink". Why, because the U.S.ranks number one in the consumption of soft drinks. Also, a recent survey revealed that 1 in 10 Americans don't even drink water
    The CDC has a new slogan - "Rethink Your Drink".  Why, because the U.S.ranks number one in the consumption of soft drinks.  
  • President's Prescription: The FIT principle

    President's Prescription: The FIT principle

    Monday, May 21 2012 1:12 AM EDT2012-05-21 05:12:03 GMT
    Why is it that so many of us – 60 percent of Americans -- can't bring ourselves to exercise regularly even though we know it is so good for us? Whatever your reason for inactivity, don't get discouraged.
    First, get a green light from your doctor. Once that's done, dive in by remembering the word "FIT"! That stands for frequency, intensity and time.
  • President Prescription: Cervical Cancer

    President Prescription: Cervical Cancer

    Monday, May 14 2012 6:10 PM EDT2012-05-14 22:10:07 GMT
    Worldwide, Cervical Cancer is the third most common type of cancer in women. But it's much less common in the United States because Americans understand the importance of routine pap smears. Typically,
    Worldwide, Cervical Cancer is the third most common type of cancer in women.  It's much less common in the United States because Americans understand the importance of routine pap smears.
  • President's Prescription: Wear and Tear of Arthritis

    President's Prescription: Wear and Tear of Arthritis

    Monday, May 7 2012 9:07 PM EDT2012-05-08 01:07:15 GMT
    As the first baby boomers enter their senior years, it's clear they've picked up some mileage in the form of corporate softball, 10k charity runs, pickup basketball and race walking. For many, the exercise
    As the first baby boomers enter their senior years, it's clear they've picked up some mileage in the form of corporate softball, 10k charity runs, pickup basketball and race walking. For many, the exercise has added not only years to their life, but also life to their years.
  • President's Prescription: Sleep Soundly

    President's Prescription: Sleep Soundly

    Monday, April 9 2012 7:12 PM EDT2012-04-09 23:12:14 GMT
    In our fast-paced society, the risk of developing stress-related problems is high.  And one of the most common is insomnia…meaning you just can't sleep well.
  • President's Prescription: Irritable Bowel Syndrome

    President's Prescription: Irritable Bowel Syndrome

    Monday, April 2 2012 12:03 AM EDT2012-04-02 04:03:45 GMT
    Changing a few habits can go a long way in easing the discomfort of irritable bowel syndrome. Some medical conditions can be managed most effectively by working on habits
  • President's Prescription: Curbing Diabetes

    President's Prescription: Curbing Diabetes

    Saturday, March 24 2012 10:42 PM EDT2012-03-25 02:42:30 GMT
    The new ADA guidelines reflect growing concern about the increase of diabetes in our population. By reviewing your risk factors with your doctor, you might be able to alter your health future if you make some changes now.
  • President's Prescription: Reduce your colorectal cancer risk

    President's Prescription: Reduce your colorectal cancer risk

    Tuesday, March 20 2012 9:06 PM EDT2012-03-21 01:06:15 GMT
    The risk of developing colon cancer, one of our most commonly diagnosed
    cancers, can be reduced with the right screening, yet many Americans
    don't undergo the evaluation.
  • President's Prescription: Brain Awareness Week

    President's Prescription: Brain Awareness Week

    Monday, March 12 2012 5:57 PM EDT2012-03-12 21:57:40 GMT
    I tell my patients not to worry but to start taking care of their brain for the long-term. Here are some brain boosters.
  • The true meaning of the holidays

    The true meaning of the holidays

    Friday, December 23 2011 11:48 PM EST2011-12-24 04:48:16 GMT
    Giving to those who are less fortunate or who are going through hard times is the true meaning of the holidays.
  • Don't lose sight of the season's true meaning

    Don't lose sight of the season's true meaning

    Friday, December 16 2011 11:27 PM EST2011-12-17 04:27:18 GMT
    Spoil your children with your attention, time, and love this year. not by giving them too many toys that will just end up broken, lost or in the attic.
  • Itchy skin? - Those small red bumps may need extra help.

    Itchy skin? - Those small red bumps may need extra help.

    Sunday, December 4 2011 10:43 PM EST2011-12-05 03:43:47 GMT
    As winter arrives, many of us will suffer from dry skin caused by cold temperatures and low humidity.
  • Relax during stressful holiday season

    Relax during stressful holiday season

    Thursday, November 24 2011 12:13 AM EST2011-11-24 05:13:10 GMT
    Few things feel better than climbing into bed at the end of a long workweek, knowing you can sleep in the next morning. Wouldn't it be wonderful if you could mimic that tranquility amid the bustle of the holiday season?
  • Thanksgiving cooking safety

    Thanksgiving cooking safety

    Friday, November 18 2011 11:22 PM EST2011-11-19 04:22:50 GMT
    Food safety is especially important as you prepare the Thanksgiving turkey and all the trimmings for friends and family.
  • Combating the common cold

    Combating the common cold

    Monday, October 31 2011 9:32 PM EDT2011-11-01 01:32:10 GMT
    When it comes to preventing colds, work with your doctor and remember the 4 H's. It will help to improve your odds.
  • Dr. Mitchell's tips on keeping Halloween fun and safe

    Dr. Mitchell's tips on keeping Halloween fun and safe

    Monday, October 31 2011 12:28 AM EDT2011-10-31 04:28:24 GMT
    Plan a specific route, and stay in familiar areas. Set a time for older children to be back home. Discourage late-night trick-or-treating
  • Gender differences

    Gender differences

    Saturday, October 8 2011 12:26 AM EDT2011-10-08 04:26:30 GMT
    Men and women respond differently to common therapies such as cholesterol medications and aspirin in prevention of heart attack and stroke.
  • Help your teens get needed sleep

    Help your teens get needed sleep

    Friday, September 30 2011 8:47 PM EDT2011-10-01 00:47:57 GMT
    Many teens seem unable to get to bed before 11 p.m. As much as we try to make 10 o'clock the official bedtime, by the time they've gotten home, finished homework, eaten supper and texted pals, the evening
  • Fight the silent killer

    Fight the silent killer

    Saturday, September 24 2011 3:04 PM EDT2011-09-24 19:04:38 GMT
    the vast majority of women found to have ovarian cancer at an early stage can be treated very effectively; learn to listen to your body.
  • Ease the pain in your joints

    Ease the pain in your joints

    Friday, September 16 2011 9:03 PM EDT2011-09-17 01:03:51 GMT
    As the cartilage cushioning the affected joint breaks down, the bones will rub together, causing pain, swelling and loss of motion.
  • Deadly risk affects nearly 1 in 3 adults

    Deadly risk affects nearly 1 in 3 adults

    Friday, September 2 2011 6:21 PM EDT2011-09-02 22:21:28 GMT
    High blood pressure is a major risk factor for both heart disease (the Nation's No. 1 killer) and stroke (our No. 3 killer).
  • You can still eat and drink and control your weight

    You can still eat and drink and control your weight

    Friday, August 26 2011 8:33 PM EDT2011-08-27 00:33:35 GMT
    Our bodies were designed to regularly seek and consume food in order to prepare for a time when it may be scarce.
  • Help your teen tackle ADHD

    Help your teen tackle ADHD

    Monday, August 22 2011 8:32 PM EDT2011-08-23 00:32:52 GMT
    Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is one of the most common childhood neurobehavioral disorder and often continues into adolescence and even adulthood.
  • Manage allergies in schoolchildren

    Manage allergies in schoolchildren

    Friday, August 12 2011 6:53 PM EDT2011-08-12 22:53:42 GMT
    If your child suffers from allergies, the stress he faces may come from more than just his studies.
  • President's Prescription

    Healing From Summer's Cuts and Bruises

    Healing From Summer's Cuts and Bruises

    Friday, August 5 2011 11:31 PM EDT2011-08-06 03:31:46 GMT
    With summer in full swing, lots of outdoor activities are underway that can lead to bumps, bruises and abrasions.
  • President's Prescription

    Vaccination myths debunked

    Vaccination myths debunked

    Monday, August 1 2011 7:08 PM EDT2011-08-01 23:08:09 GMT
    Few topics in medicine generate as much spirited debate as vaccinations, especially the ones recommended for young children.
  • President's Prescription

    How to keep a healthy outlook

    How to keep a healthy outlook

    Friday, July 22 2011 11:30 PM EDT2011-07-23 03:30:23 GMT
    Dr. Mitchell provides tips to keep an emotionally healthy outlook during this weeks President's Prescription.
  • President's Prescription

    Protect your Vision as much as your Skin

    Protect your Vision as much as your Skin

    Friday, July 8 2011 6:23 PM EDT2011-07-08 22:23:41 GMT
    We understand the need to protect our skin from the harmful effects of sun, wind, and even chemicals in the pool; however, did you know these elements also can hurt your eyes?
  • President's Prescription

    Let the shoe fit the activity

    Let the shoe fit the activity

    Thursday, July 7 2011 9:59 PM EDT2011-07-08 01:59:29 GMT
    Many of my patients think there's no difference between running shoes and walking shoes, but the biomechanics involved are different.
  • President's Prescription

    Help kids develop healthy habits

    Help kids develop healthy habits

    Thursday, July 7 2011 9:51 PM EDT2011-07-08 01:51:10 GMT
    If parents were to receive a report card for keeping our children healthy, many of us would get failing grades.
  • President's Prescription

    No suprises-preventing pregnancy

    No suprises-preventing pregnancy

    Thursday, July 7 2011 9:49 PM EDT2011-07-08 01:49:10 GMT
    According to the data reported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the majority of men and women considered 'at risk for pregnancy' used some form of contraception.
  • President's Prescription

    Feel Depressed? You're not alone.

    Feel Depressed? You're not alone.

    Thursday, July 7 2011 9:47 PM EDT2011-07-08 01:47:48 GMT
    About one in four adults will suffer from a diagnosable mental health disorder, such as depression, each year.
  • President's Prescription

    CMN Thank you

    CMN Thank you

    Thursday, July 7 2011 9:44 PM EDT2011-07-08 01:44:31 GMT
    CMN makes it easier to provide the best equipment to help us treat your child.
  • President's Prescription

    Know your risk for melanoma

    Know your risk for melanoma

    Thursday, July 7 2011 9:42 PM EDT2011-07-08 01:42:55 GMT
    Summer is a great time to spend outdoors with the family. It's just really important that when you do it, you do it safely-just protect your skin.
  • President's Prescription

    Six ways to prevent heart attacks

    Six ways to prevent heart attacks

    Thursday, July 7 2011 9:41 PM EDT2011-07-08 01:41:46 GMT
    Dr. Tedd Mitchell gives us six ways to prevent heart disease by remembering the word WATCH.
  • Dr. Tedd Mitchell with his President's Prescription

    Dr. Tedd Mitchell with his President's Prescription

    Friday, July 1 2011 6:47 PM EDT2011-07-01 22:47:44 GMT
    The President's Prescription is a segment Dr. Mitchell will bring you exclusively on KCBD NewsChannel 11 every Sunday night.
  • President's Prescription

    Four simple steps to aging

    Four simple steps to aging

    Friday, July 1 2011 6:45 PM EDT2011-07-01 22:45:06 GMT
    The 28th Annual Pain Symposium starts with registration at 6:30 in the morning in the Health Science Center's Academic Classroom Building.
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