Learn more about kid's health and what is being done to help them live longer, healthier lives.

A heart condition ended his college basketball career. It took transferring to discover it.

By David Kuluva | 1,November 27, 2017

By Roman Stubbs November 26 at 9:00 AM Jaylen Brantley, shown last season at Maryland. (John McDonnell/The Washington Post) On the September night his basketball career ended, Jaylen Brantley arrived at his mother’s home in Springfield, Mass., for a family dinner that seemed to have only one rule: There would be no discussion of the sport that…

Childhood heart disease has a profound impact and is under-recognized

By David Kuluva | 1,October 24, 2017

Childhood heart disease has a profound impact and is under-recognized Most people assume heart disease is a lifestyle illness that only affects adults. Kylie Kennedy, Author provided We are all aware of heart disease in men and women. But childhood heart disease and its often profound impact on the health and well-being of children and their families is…

Here’s why even ‘mild’ heart defects may affect kids’ school performance

By David Kuluva | 1,June 29, 2017

Children born with heart defects, even minor ones, perform worse than other kids on third-grade reading and math tests, a new study finds. “While it was not surprising to see this finding in children with severe heart defects, it was a surprise to see that children with heart defects that are often considered mild may…

The Saturated Fat Myth and Heart Disease

By David Kuluva | 1,June 7, 2017

For many decades now mainstream medical advice has been that saturated fat is bad and should be lowered at all costs to prevent heart disease. Surely then there must be strong evidence that saturated fat is a primary cause of cardiovascular problems? Actually there isn’t. Let’s look at the saturated fat myth, how it relates…