One form of self-inflicted injury by an adolescent or child is called “cutting.” Psychiatrist Gayani DeSilva, M.D., explains the emotional reasons that young people intentionally hurt themselves by cutting and other forms of self-mutilation.
Defibrillation machines, often labeled “AED” — automated external defibrillation — have become more available in public spaces. Regina Faison, founder of the Derrick Faison Foundation, reviews the use of these machines, a device that might have saved the life of her husband, pro football player Derrick Faison. Anthony Chang, M.D., also examines the alarming rise in sudden cardiac death among student-athletes.
Erin Macdonald, R.D., a nutrition and fitness coach at Complete Wellness NOW! in Aliso Viejo, Calif., and fourth-grader Laurenz Dodge use colors to plan nutritious meals for children.