As kids return to in-person schooling every year, parents are usually prepared for their children’s immune systems to reckon with a few weeks of colds and other illnesses. Add to that list this year: a deadly pandemic, with some symptoms that can mimic other illnesses. As children head to school now, Covid-19 cases are… Read More
In the Media Tag: Mark Corkins
Fecal microbiota transplant (FMT) was safe in two hospitalized patients who were co-infected with cases of COVID-19 that quickly resolved, raising questions about the procedure’s effect on the virus. FMT was effective for the two patients, who were receiving the treatment for Clostridium difficile (C. difficile) infections and subsequently tested positive for COVID-19, reported Jaroslaw… Read More
According to a report ‘Healthy profession, healthy patients: The state of clinical nutrition in Pakistan’ published by The Economist Intelligence Unit, over 37 per cent of the households in the country suffer from food insecurities, leading to malnutrition among all age groups, but particularly affecting the infants and adolescents at large. June 11: Pakistan Point
“Too much calorie intake is still the biggest problem,” says Dr. Mark Corkins, professor of pediatrics at University of Tennessee Health Science Center and member of the American Academy of Pediatrics committee on nutrition.
Indeed, homemade lunches are often higher in calories and lower in nutritional value than the fare served in the lunch line. That’s not so surprising since they tend to reflect the packaged foods that fill the American diet, says Mark Corkins, chief of pediatric gastroenterology at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital at the University of Tennessee… Read More