Hi-Health Empower — Children's Nutrition

Do Children and Teens Need to Worry About Fat and Cholesterol?

Posted by Dr. Jeff Pearl, MD on

Do Children and Teens Need to Worry About Fat and Cholesterol?

Atherosclerosis, coronary artery disease, and stroke. These conditions affect young adults, middle-aged adults and seniors. While technically true, but with exceptions, the heart attack or stroke that affects someone at age 45, 55 or 65 years does not just occur “out of the blue”. In most cases, there has been underlying pathology developing and affecting their blood vessels for many years. Although the pathogenesis of...

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Nutritional Supplements For High School Sports

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Nutritional Supplements For High School Sports

I came across this report over the weekend from KJZZ (91.5 FM in Phoenix, AZ) that aired on Friday Jan 24th. The report starts with a Gatorade ad from 90s (“I want to be like Mike”) that was selling the concept that you would be like Michael Jordan if you drank what he did. The author pointed out the recent advances in Sports supplements and...

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Violent Video Games and Teenagers. Enough is Enough

Posted by Dr. Jeff Pearl, MD on

Violent Video Games and Teenagers. Enough is Enough

Absolutely not! That was our response when our teenage boys asked us if they could buy the new Grand Theft Auto 5. Having just heard a recap of the degree of violence in this game and the fact that it sold hundreds of thousands of copies on its first day, we wanted to make a point that enough is enough. Granted, we have pretty good...

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Childhood Obesity

Posted by Felicia Romero on

Childhood Obesity

Kids and families are at risk. I see it everywhere, starting at a very young age. It’s an epidemic and unless we start educating families and changing habits, the childhood obesity epidemic will continue to worsen. I don’t mean to scare you by using words like “at risk” or “epidemic” but this is a very serious issue that must be talked about. My passion for...

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Cold Buster: Keeping Your Children Healthy

Posted by Dr. Jeff Pearl, MD on

Cold Buster:  Keeping Your Children Healthy

Now that school is fully back in session and fall and winter are upon us, those bright-eyed happy children and teenagers are looking a little more tired and stressed. Add in the close quarters in school, sharing water bottles at practice (yuck), and the increased presence of virus in the dry and colder weather and you have the makings for some missed school days. That...

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