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Secondhand Smoke Tied to High Blood Pressure in Kids

The health effects of second hand smoke have been well demonstrated, but this is yet another. Exposure puts these children at risk for lifetime cardiovascular problems. Quit smoking!!!!! “Children exposed to parental secondhand smoke were 21 percent more likely to have the upper number of their blood pressure reading (the systolic figure, which corresponds to [...]

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Eye Specialists Question Nintendo’s Warning on 3-D Technology and Children

OK, maybe Nintendo jumped the gun on the warnings. Or was it a marketing ploy? “Nintendo said several days ago that children under 6 should not look at the 3-D screen on its new 3DS hand-held device because it could harm eye development. The admonition raised skepticism and eyebrows among a group that knows a [...]

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Early Antibiotics Help Ear Infections in Young Children

I was never a big proponent of the total watch and wait approach, because it didn’t jibe with my experience. So I guess I was ahead of the curve! However, there is other studies that show that when parents think their child has an ear infection, it is only abut 50-50. So if you are [...]

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Dynamic Doings: The Right Way for Kids to Warm-up Before They Play

This video goes through a routine for dynamic stretching for kids. To warm up, stretching should be dynamic that is moving. Static stretching like we were all taught can actually decrease performance, and should only be done afterwards. Try to work on this routine with your kids! Dynamic Doings: The Right Way for Kids to [...]

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New Guidelines on When Kids Need Tonsillectomies

These guidelines focus in on symptoms like sleep disordered breathing (severe snoring) as a reason for tonsillectomy. You have to have a lot of strep throats before you are a candidate: 7 strep throats in a year or five streps two years in a row or 3 a year 3 years in a row. If [...]

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Autism and the Affluent

I like this op ed. It points out the hypocrisy in some people using non-science to avoid immunizations. There is NO link between immunizations and autism. In my 25 year career, I have watch several horrible diseases that killed children in front of me disappear thanks to advances in immunization. Protect your child today! Autism [...]

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For Many, Sledding Ends in Dash to the ER

Here are a nice list of tips to keep your child safe sledding, although it may be tough to get kids to wear helmets in another activity. For Many, Sledding Ends in Dash to the ER

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Temper Tantrums

Here is a couple of nice articles about temper tantrums, which, although normal, can be exasperating. Hang in there! (and keep a sense of humor…) Temper Tantrums Temper Tantrums: Guidelines for Parents

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5 Ways Pets Can Improve Your Health

As an owner of two dogs and three cats (and Norman the frog), I fully believe in the health benefits of pets. If you can’t get a pet of your own, let you kids spend time with animals, either at friends homes or other venues. 5 Ways Pets Can Improve Your Health or Exploring the [...]

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Parents, set a good example – wear a ski helmet yourself!

The snow is flying and it is time to hit the slopes! One piece of equipment to consider for every family member is a ski helmet. The National Ski Areas Association (NSAA) together with the help of many others in the ski industry has developed a website to help educate parents about the benefits and [...]

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