Logan Brinson, teen who overcame countless hardships, battles for his life

An undiagnosed chromosome disorder has meant countless surgeries, procedures and doctors. But through all of the hard times, he’s found his own way to blossom into a charismatic young man.

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Together with his mother, Rene Brinson, they’ve overcome countless hardships.

“There’s a balance in life,” Rene Brinson said. “As dark or as low as your lows are, that scale flips and that’s how high your highs are.”

With that balance in mind, the pair have faced every hardship head-on.

Excerpt from Jennifer Schack’s report on WLWT- see more

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More than just Friday night fun: socially active teens are physically healthier

 

Teenage social butterflies have always enjoyed slumber parties and Friday night fun.

Now, researchers say, socially active teens, like their older counterparts, are healthier than their loner peers in key areas such as weight, blood pressure, and stress hormone levels.

The friendships we make in our teen years are just as essential for our well-being as the social connections we make late in life, a new study finds.

Excerpt from Meghan Holihan’s article in Today– Read more

Small Amounts of Teen Exercise Reduce Cancer and Heart Deaths Mid-Life

Teen gymnast (Source: Wikimedia)

Teen girls who exercise as little as an hour a week for three months may reduce, to a surprising degree, risk of death from many diseases in adulthood, according to a Vanderbilt University study in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention.

Excerpt for Cynthia Fox’s article in Bioscience Technology.com- Read more