Karen Sutton, MD

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Six Psychological Benefits of Children’s Sports

Enrolling your kids in sports can have a positive effect on their lives. As a lifelong athlete, I have never questioned the benefits of sports for children. That being said, I wouldn’t force my kids to stick with any sports that they didn’t like, but I will always...

Is Indoor Tanning Linked to Depression?

Could indoor tanning actually cause depression? When we think of addiction, we typically think of alcohol, drugs, or cigarettes. What we really need to understand is that the psychology behind addiction has nothing to do with the actual vice, and is more about the...

What You Should Know About Fall Allergies

Fall allergies can be just as problematic as any other allergy. When you think of allergies, most of the time you think of the pollen that comes in spring time, covers everything, and ruins the days of millions of Americans every year. Runny noses, scratchy throats,...

Publix Supports Youth Soccer

The ‘Subs for Kicks’ program is Publix’s way of supporting youth sports. Youth sports are a very important part of development for many youngsters out there, as studies have proven that being involved in sports creates more well-rounded young adults, supports healthy...

Three Tips for Aging Athletes

Once an athlete, always an athlete, regardless of age. I have always been an athlete, regardless of whether I was playing lacrosse at Duke, or just meeting up with friends for some outdoor fitness. Athletes are drawn to the adrenaline of being active, the...

How to Handle Menopause Anxiety

Menopause is a big change, which can lead to stress and anxiety. Menopause is called ‘the change’, because it brings about a laundry list of changes to the physical bodies of women, which can create all kinds of mental manifestations, such as anxiety and stress. The...

How to Avoid Strains and Sprains During Sports

Strains and sprains are the most common sports injuries. As an orthopaedic surgeon, I am no stranger to strains and sprains. Having played Lacrosse for so many years also makes me acutely aware of just how common these types of injuries are, but also how important it...

How to Fight Middle-Age Weight Gain

Middle age often brings with it weight gains that are hard to control. It starts to happen to us all around the time we turn thirty. We notice small changes in our bodies, specifically around our metabolism and how easy or quickly we lose fat. Then by middle age, the...

How and Why You Should Choose Low-Glycemic Foods

Eating foods low on the glycemic index has proven health benefits. When it comes to diet, we obviously know that what we eat has a huge impact on our overall health. There are a lot of different rules and ideas out there on what not to eat, but if you look at the big...

Three Great Soccer Cleats for Your Kids

How to choose the best soccer cleats for your child. Calling all soccer moms! As well all know, the world of youth sports can be pretty competitive. When it comes to outfitting our children for their favorite sports, we also want to make sure we are making the...

How to Prevent Gallstones in Women

Gallstones affect more women than men every year. A gallstone attack is no laughing matter. Gallstone attacks are twice as likely to affect men as women, and factors that can increase the likelihood of an attack are excess weight, pregnancy, birth control pills,...

Five Foods to Stop Buying Now

Making the right food choices is instrumental in any fitness or weight-loss plan. For most people, food is one of the most difficult things to control. If you are a working mom like me, then you know that during the day it is difficult to make healthy food choices,...

Can you Train Your Brain to Look Forward to Exercise?

The best way to implement a habit is to train your brain. I’m sure if you are reading this and have internet access, you are familiar with how forming habits can help us be more productive in our everyday lives. You train your brain to wake up at a certain time every...

Discover the Health Benefits of Thyme

Thyme is an herb with many interesting health benefits. As an orthopaedic surgeon, some people might think that I should focus entirely on western medicine and proven sciences, and find it surprising when I discuss the health benefits of certain herbs, like thyme. My...

Lyme Disease: What to Do If You Get Bitten By a Tick

What to do if you are bitten by a lyme-infested tick. I know it may not look like it right now, but summer is on its way. For those of us with kids, one of the more annoying things about summer is worrying about tick bites, and the possibility of Lyme disease. Lyme...