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FDA warns about teething medication

This is a very rarely side effect of teething medicines, but the FDA has issued this new warning. Although usually safe, use caution with these medications. ” The FDA has issued a warning to consumers about the use of benzocaine, the main ingredient in over-the-counter liquids and gels used to reduce teething pain in very [...]

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Study links baby-bottle use to obesity

Just another piece of the obesity puzzle. Another reason to lose the bottle at 12 months. “Pediatricians and dentists encourage parents to stop giving their babies bottles by age 1 to prevent their children’s teeth from decaying. A new study shows another good reason to follow that advice: Kids who are drinking from a bottle [...]

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Little people, big palates: How not to raise picky eaters

I always tell people not to cater to their toddlers. Feed them a wide variety of foods, and ignore their whims. “Nutritionists say toddlers are naturally open to a wider range of flavors. “We don’t challenge toddlers enough by experimenting with food,’’ says Jamie S. Stang of the University of Minnesota, a specialist on child [...]

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Drugmakers eliminate infant drops of key medicine

This will make our answering your dosage questions simpler, knowing that there will only be one strength. The only drawback will be having to get more liquid into your infant, but that shouldn’t be too difficult. “Johnson & Johnson and other makers of cold and fever medications said Wednesday that they will discontinue infant drops [...]

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‘Medical Homes’ Help Kids Get Comprehensive Care

At Lilac City Pediatrics, we are firm believers in the medical home model. “Children who have a “medical home” — that is, a pediatrician or nurse they see regularly who offers comprehensive care — are more likely to have their medical and dental needs met, new research finds.” ‘Medical Homes’ Help Kids Get Comprehensive Care

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Sad new dads prone to spanking kids in study showing the risks of postpartum depression in men

We need to assess how all new parents are doing. Fathers need to get help when they are depressed. “Just like new moms, new fathers can be depressed, and a study found a surprising number of sad dads spanked their 1-year-olds. About 40 percent of depressed fathers in a survey said they’d spanked kids that [...]

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Mom’s prenatal stress raises child’s disease risk

“The children of women who experience a stressful life event either during or before pregnancy are at an increased risk of being hospitalized from infectious disease, according to a new study. Children whose mothers experienced a stressful event, such as the death of a loved one or divorce, while they were pregnant were 71 percent [...]

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F.D.A. to Study Whether Anesthesia Poses Cognitive Risks in Young Children

This is concerning but not at all clear. Most children who need surgery seem to do fine, but it is reasonable to do a study… “A federal panel will meet on Thursday to evaluate growing concerns about whether anesthesia in young children, used in millions of surgical procedures, can in some cases lead to cognitive [...]

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Americans Have Worse Health Than English Peers, Study Finds

This paper doesn’t explain reasons why, but definitely found a difference in overall health. A little embarrassing, isn’t it… “From birth through old age, Americans have poorer health than their British counterparts, a new study finds. Researchers used data on nearly 40,000 residents of the United States and 70,000 residents of England taken from nationally [...]

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Japan Panel Says Deaths Aren’t Linked to Vaccines

Last week the networks were covered with the news that Japan had concerns, but now that they have found no link, where is the network news to announce this? “A panel of Japanese medical experts expressed the opinion Tuesday that the deaths of five children over the past two months weren’t connected to pediatric vaccines [...]

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