The Doctors: RSV Virus Outbreak
Many parents are concerned about RSV, a virus that’s on the rise in many areas. The Doctors explained that RSV hits primarily young children, particularly those under the age of four. RSV (respiratory syncytial virus) occurs when the bronchioles become congested by mucous and inflammation. As the mucous develops, it becomes much harder to breathe.
The Drs: Symptoms of RSV
The symptoms of RSV include the lips or face turning blue, nose flaring out, difficulty eating or sleeping and rapid breathing. Certain oxygen treatments can be effective, but oftentimes kids children will end up hospitalized. The good news is that most children will resolve this condition on their own.
For children who were born prematurely or have a heart or lung condition, there are preventative antibody injections available.
The Doctors: Nature Deficit Disorder
Are you getting your daily dose of vitamin N? The Doctors spoke with Sascha De Gersdorff, the health and features editor of Women’s Health magazine. Sascha revealed that many women are experiencing nature deficit disorder without even realizing it.
Of course, nature deficit disorder isn’t a real disease, but it’s still important to get your “vitamin N” nature fix. Women who get outside more have proven to be fitter, healthier and happier. Here are a few simple ways to get your vitamin N fix daily:
- Take a detour through a patch of grass. Research has shown that walking through even a small patch of grass could boost your attention span.
- Eat lunch outside instead of at your desk and breathe some fresh air.
- Grow your own fresh food, even if it’s just a small pot of basil.
- Dog sit for friends. People who own dogs are more likely to spend time outside and live a fitter lifestyle.