Dr. Kevin Soden, MD

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  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatrics:

    FRIDAY, March 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Free school breakfasts may help low-income students do better in the classroom, a new study suggests.

    Students at elementary schools that offered free breakfast had 25 percent better math grades, and similarly higher reading and science grades, t...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Public Health:

    THURSDAY, March 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Healthy eating and exercise might help most people live to a respectable old age, but making it to 95 or 100 might require help from your DNA, a new study finds.

    "Genetic makeup explains an increasingly greater portion of the variation in how...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Psychiatry:

    THURSDAY, March 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Conventional wisdom says that abused children often grow up to be abusive parents, but a 30-year study of American families suggests it's more complicated than that.

    In one striking finding, researchers uncovered little evidence that physical a...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatrics:

    TUESDAY, March 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Packing school lunches that kids will like and are easy to eat can be a challenge, according to Amy Reed, a registered dietitian at Cincinnati Children's Hospital.

    Even when parents carefully craft sandwiches into fun shapes, stack fruit kabobs...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Psychiatry:

    WEDNESDAY, March 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Exposure to common air pollutants before birth may make children more likely to have the symptoms of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and other thinking and behavioral problems, a small new study suggests.

    "Exposure to air poll...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Maternal & Fetal Medicine:

    WEDNESDAY, March 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- In a new study, 4-D scans of fetal faces showed differences in expression between those carried by women who smoked versus those carried by women who didn't.

    The British researchers believe the differences in fetal facial movements may point ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Endocrinology/diabetes/metabolism:

    MONDAY, March 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- When caring for people with diabetes, primary care doctors need to tailor blood sugar targets and treatments to the individual patient, new recommendations suggest.

    That's just one of the guidelines highlighted in an article that experts from th...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    MONDAY, March 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Children whose parents smoke may be at greater risk of developing heart disease when they're adults than children of nonsmoking parents, a new study says.

    The study included people in Finland whose exposure as children to parents' smoke was measu...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Psychology:

    FRIDAY, March 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Want your child to relax and perform well at that next school swim meet? Try not to raise the bar too high in terms of your own expectations, a new study suggests.

    "You might think that's a really positive thing for the child, but that's creatin...Full Article

  • Kevin Soden, MD - Charlotte, NC - Family Medicine
    Kevin Soden, MD answered:
    Staying healthy as we age depends on a number of factors. Finding happiness and staying vital is dependent not only on physical factors but also on our mental, emotional, and spiritual health. The old axiom of “Use it or lose it” is especially true for both our bodies and our brains as we age. Here...Read More
  • Kevin Soden, MD - Charlotte, NC - Family Medicine
    Kevin Soden, MD answered:
    This is a very difficult question to answer as what is stocked in a medicine cabinet will vary greatly depending on what underlying health problems a person might have and what medicines they are currently taking. Your own physician can advise you far better based on your specific condition.

    I...Read More
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Healthcare:

    WEDNESDAY, March 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A new survey finds that hospital doctors don't treat patients differently because of race or income level, even though it detected unconscious bias in some clinicians.

    Researchers asked more than 200 doctors at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltim...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    MONDAY, March 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Patients with heart failure can sometimes also develop the dangerous irregular heartbeat known as atrial fibrillation, which can raise their odds for stroke.

    Now, a study to be presented Monday in San Diego at the annual meeting of the American C...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    SATURDAY, March 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Advances in treatment mean that people with an enlarged heart now live longer than they did 10 or 15 years ago, a new study finds.

    Researchers examined death rates and causes of death between 1992 and 2011 among 1,000 adults with the conditio...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Allergy / Immunology:

    MONDAY, March 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- With winter loosening its icy grip on most of the United States, it's time to think about spring allergies, a doctor says.

    Allergies to spring pollens cause sneezing, stuffy and runny nose, and watery eyes. Other symptoms include itchy nose, mou...Full Article