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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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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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Jogging Strollers recalled for amputation risk

Sadly, I could just do a blog with daily recall notices. the Consumer Product Safety Commission does have a press release site that parents can check here. “Around 30,000 strollers in the United States and Canada are being recalled over potential amputation and laceration hazards, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada said [...]

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‘Healthy’ kids’ foods usually aren’t, study finds

Don’t believe what you read on the front of the package. Turn the box over and look at the nutrition box on the back. If you look, you will see the real “nutritional value” of things…(and put it back on the shelf)… “That’s right — 84% of the items declared healthy by an industry group [...]

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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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Probiotics: Panacea or Just a ‘Big Fad’?

I don’t know what to recommend about probiotics, but the early data is interesting. Probiotics are healthy bacteria that do not cause disease. Giving your body a “bacterial adjustment” may be a common prescription in the near future. Probiotics: Panacea or Just a ‘Big Fad’? Humans Have Ten Times More Bacteria Than Human Cells: How [...]

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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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