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America's Brain Health Index

Boomers who take action now may enjoy better brain health, research shows

(BPT) – Baby boomers often think of 50 as the new 40. This is especially true in 2014 as the last members of the think-young generation reach the half-century mark. Yet with an unprecedented life expectancy – 78.7 years – for the youngest of the boomers, it is more important Continue reading →

Dr. Donohue

Exercise Can Cause Asthma Attack

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: I have a 13-year-old boy who’s having asthma attacks. At least, that’s what they sound like to me. It started early this year when the weather was still cold. He plays or practices baseball three times a week. When he’d run the bases, he’d start coughing and Continue reading →

Dr. Donohue

Life Is Still Good Without an Appendix

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: My 13-year-old son went to band camp for five days. On day three, he had terrific stomach pain and started to vomit. The instructors were alarmed and took him to the local hospital, where doctors diagnosed appendicitis. We had to give phone permission for him to have Continue reading →