CNN – With breast milk online, it’s buyer beware
Your great-great-grandmother might have called for a wet nurse. In today’s e-commerce world, if you’re having trouble breast-feeding, you can easily buy breast milk online and feed your baby yourself.
Ideal, right?
“No, it’s quite clear that the risks to your infant’s health and safety are significant and appear to outweigh any benefits they might get from breast milk,” said Sarah Keim, Ph.D., of the Center for Biobehavioral Health at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio.

Medical News Today – Eating out ‘raises risk for high blood pressure’
Also known as hypertensionhigh blood pressure is the main risk factor for cardiovascular disease-associated death.
In hypertension, the greater the force of blood pushing up against the walls of the blood vessels, the harder the heart has to pump, which can lead to heart failure andheart attack. People with hypertension are also at increased risk for kidney failure, aneurysm and stroke.
About 70 million adults and 2 million children in the US are affected by hypertension.
Previous studies have found that eating meals away from home is associated with a higher intake of calories, saturated fat and salt – eating behaviors believed to be linked with high blood pressure.

The New York Times – The tangle of coordinated health care
More specifically, who coordinates the proliferating number of health care helpers variously known as case managers, care managers, care coordinators, patient navigators or facilitators, health coaches or even – here’s a new one – “pathfinders”?
Rachel Schwartz, a licensed clinical social worker for close to 20 years, came face to face with this quandary earlier this month. Employed by a home care agency in Virginia, she visited a woman in her late 70s who had recently come home from the hospital.

The Washington Post – Study finds troubling link between use of muscle-building supplements and cancer
The growth in popularity of dietary supplements has come largely despite a lack of scientific evidence to back up claims that they work.
There are, however, growing questions about their risks.
The latest: A new study, published in the British Journal of Cancer on Monday, found evidence of a troubling connection between men who took muscle-building supplements and their risk of developing testicular cancer.
Genes and family history factor into the likelihood that someone will develop testicular cancer, but those factors alone don’t explain why rates of this form of cancer have increased in the last few decades.

USA Today – A few tweaks can pump up your exercise routine
You’ve emptied the garage, redecorated the bedroom and turned over your closet — with spring weather comes spring cleaning, of course. But what about your exercise routine? Like everything else in life, workouts start to feel stale if you do the same activity, day in and day out.
“People associate a new fitness routine with New Year’s resolutions, but spring is a great chance to change up your workout,” says Barbara Bushman, professor in the kinesiology department at Missouri State University and editor of the American College of Sports Medicine’s Complete Guide to Fitness and Health.