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Healthy Options at Fast Food Restaurants

Posted in Exercise / Fitness, Parenting & Pregnancy, Pediatrics

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Vitamin D May Improve Athletic Performance

Posted in Exercise / Fitness, Foods / Drinks, Parenting & Pregnancy, Pediatrics, Research, Vitamins & Supplements

Vitamin D can be obtained through ultraviolet rays from sunlight as well as through foods and supplements, but can vitamin D improve your athletic performance?  Vitamin D was thought to be primarily involved in bone development, but a growing body of research suggests it's vital in multiple bodily functions including allowing muscle fibers to develop [&hellip

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Do Children in Daycare Develop More Health Problems?

Posted in Ears, Nose & Throat, Infections, Lung / Pulmonary, Parenting & Pregnancy, Pediatrics, Research

Over the years, there has been a theory that children who attend daycare tend to develop more health problems; things like colds, ear infections, and throat infections.  In the first few years of life, they can have more problems than the children who stay home, and it makes sense because there is an earlier exposure [&hellip

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DHA Linked to Superior Problem Solving Performance in Infants

Posted in Parenting & Pregnancy, Pediatrics, Research

Researchers studied over 200 infants who received either formula supplemented with DHA, an Omega-3 fatty acid, or traditional infant formula.  Babies were started on the formula shortly after birth, or after six weeks, or four to six months of breastfeeding.  Breast milk naturally contains DHA.  When they were nine months old, the infants were given [&hellip

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Chlorine in Pools Linked to Increased Asthma Risk in Children

Posted in Allergies, Asthma, Parenting & Pregnancy, Pediatrics, Sports Medicine

Chlorine in swimming pools increases the risk of asthma and allergies.  Chlorine is effective at killing pathogens in swimming pools, but it also irritates the skin, eyes, and upper respiratory tract of swimmers.  Recent research has found swimming in chlorinated pools can increase asthma attacks.  Now, researchers have found that children who swam in chlorinated [&hellip

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The Bathroom Poses Many Health Risks for Children

Posted in Parenting & Pregnancy, Pediatrics

The bathroom can be a dangerous place for young children.  You might be thinking about risks like drowning in an unsupervised bathtub filled with water or being exposed to scolding hot water, but the biggest concern may be the medicine cabinet.  If you have young children, you need to have medication with child-safe caps and [&hellip

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Bunk Bed Injuries in Children

Posted in Men's Health, Parenting & Pregnancy, Pediatrics, Research

There are many causes of injuries around the house and they can be the result of a wide variety of seemingly harmless things.  For instance, injuries from bunk beds send an estimated 36,000 Americans aged 21 and under to the emergency room each year.  Nearly half of the injuries were in young children under the [&hellip

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Understanding the Purpose of Childhood Vaccinations

Posted in Parenting & Pregnancy, Pediatrics, Teen Health

There are many obstacles to successful vaccination of children.  One of the biggest ones is whether or not mothers of children buy into the concept, and that is a big issue.  If your children are going to get vaccinated, you have to understand what the purpose of the vaccinations are.  I think a lot of [&hellip

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Surgical Issues Associated with Abdominal Pain in Kids

Posted in Parenting & Pregnancy, Pediatrics

I've talked about abdominal pain before and it's association with stress.  What about abdominal pain and serious surgical problems?  I don't think we have many surgical issues with kids, but it can occur which is why I want you to see your doctor if your child has abdominal pain, especially if it's severe.  Appendix problems [&hellip

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Prenatal Care Promotes Healthy Babies

Posted in Parenting & Pregnancy, Pediatrics

If you're pregnant, or considering getting pregnant, it's very important you get prenatal care and care right on up to the time you have a baby.  I think prenatal care is a tool that is necessary for moms and I think it can make a big difference in the child's overall health.  We know that [&hellip

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