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Nutritional Needs for Young Athletes

“Even in middle childhood some youngsters participating in competitive sports are looking for an edge that might make them run a little faster or throw a lit­tle harder. Often they will turn to nutrition for help. However, there is no magical food or supplement that can transform an av­erage athlete into a superstar. No matter [...]

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Websites may encourage self-injury in teens, young adults

A study in Pediatrics found that among 100 videos on YouTube showing or depicting self-injury, 80% were open to the general public while 53% were created with a realistic or educational tone and 51% had a melancholic tone. Researchers suggest that the nature and number as well as ease of access of such online videos [...]

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Kids Learn to Work Together Early, Study Finds

This is a cool study that looks at when children learn a sense of fairness. Kids are amazing… “Some adults may want to take a lesson from young children who’ve demonstrated that even at the early age of 3, children have a sense of what’s fair, researchers say. The study authors found that children shared [...]

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Stroke Rates Are Rising for Young Americans

This is scary stuff, an element of the obesity crisis that most people don;t think about. Obesity is linked to diabetes and hypertension, and these both lead to stroke. “If we don’t control traditional risk factors — obesity, high blood pressure, and diabetes — we’re going to have a wave of cardiovascular disease in 10, [...]

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More Cases of the Flu here this week…

We have had more cases of Influenza A this week then before. Classic flu with fever cough headache body aches and all. If your child has the flu, and is particularly sick with it, please give us a call. Here is an article about The Flu from the AAP.

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Processed, Fatty Foods May Dumb Down Your Kids: Study

This is scary, but not surprising. This study showed that feeding your child a healthy diet makes them healthier in a very important area: brain growth. Eat your fruits and veggies!!! “Feeding children lots of fatty, sugary and processed foods may lower their IQ, while a diet rich in vitamins and nutrients appears to boost [...]

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Cold Viruses Appear Linked to Type 1 Diabetes

Understanding the cause of diabetes will hopefully bring us closer to a cure. It is clear it is an autoimmune disease, in which a child makes antibodies to a cold, and those antibodies accidentally destroy the insulin making cells in the pancreas. Cold Viruses Appear Linked to Type 1 Diabetes

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Does ADHD come from foods?

Previous studies have shown only a small percentage of children with ADHD reacted favorably to diet changes. This study showed a much larger group responded to diet changes. Unfortunately, there are still no specific recommendations on what foods to avoid. The diet they used was pretty restricted. Stay tuned…. “One group of these children spent [...]

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Kids’ Rising Obesity Rates Due to Bad Habits, Not Genes: Study

The reasons are clear, too many calories and not enough exercise. The solutions are clear as well, but not easy. If you need help, make an appointment and we can come ups with solutions together. “Nearly one-third of all the students said they drank a soda the day before, while fewer than half said they [...]

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Hassle-Free Meal Time

Here are some good pointers from the AAP. I am definitely of the school that says do not force children to eat, but offer only the meal that is offered. No substitutes should be given. No child will starve from being picky. Hassle-Free Meal Time

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