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Apgar Score – Safety Check at the Beginning of Life

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The first few minutes after birth are some of the most dangerous in a person’s entire life. Consequently, the Apgar score quickly summarizes any potential risks during this vulnerable stage and, most importantly, recognizes any critical lack of oxygen or asphyxia in a newborn child.

How sport makes us younger

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Many products and treatments are advertised with the questionable promise of slowing down ageing and maintaining youthfulness. And yet there has long been a medical way to ensure lasting health and activeness into old age. It is free of side effects, inexpensive and probably much more effective than all other means: exercise.

High blood pressure in children – the risk of excess weight

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Excess weight, a lack of exercise, poor diet, smoking – all these factors contribute to the development of arterial hypertension. While this was once considered a disease of middle and old age, new studies indicate that children and adolescents may also be increasingly affected.

When does my child have a weight issue?

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Children and adolescents have not been spared from the global obesity epidemic. Not only is their weight increasing, but parents often find it difficult to assess the state of their children’s nutrition correctly. Studies have shown that about half of the parents still consider their children with excess weight or obesity to be of normal weight.

Exercise is medicinal for body and mind

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All over the world, millions of people go to the gym on a regular basis, seeking a slimline figure and a toned physique. But the focus is no longer on appearance alone, but on health too. The fitness sector is undergoing a sea change, with exercise increasingly being used for preventive and therapeutic purposes in gyms.

Clothes make the doctor

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To this day, doctors are still considered demigods in white in many places. Aside from the stethoscope, the white coat is their most important distinguishing feature. However, hygiene concerns mean that it is increasingly being banished from everyday hospital life. Will more doctors wear a suit or t-shirt on the ward in future? And what do patients think of this?

Musculature - the key to healthy aging

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Changes in the musculoskeletal system occur during the aging process that affect muscles, bones, tendons and ligaments and result in a decrease in motor skills. The loss of skeletal muscle mass leads to an impairment of physical functionality and quality of life. This degenerative age-related degradation of skeletal muscle mass is also known as sarcopenia and affects between 10% and 40% of people over the age of 60, depending on the definition used.

What everyone needs to know about the muscular system

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“Muscle” stems from the Latin word musculus which translates as “tiny mouse” and alludes to the similarity of how a contracting muscle looks like a tiny mouse moving under the skin. A person would be unable to move or even stand up straight if they didn’t have any muscles. The heart would not be able to beat and the digestive tract could not do its job.