This past Thanksgiving weekend, we started celebrating the Holiday season with movie watching! We saw “Arthur Christmas.” In it, we got to see the whole Claus family … Grand Santa, Santa, Mrs. Claus & their 2 sons, Steve & Arthur. They definitely put the fun in dysfunctional. It was an … READ MORE
Chicken Pox Lollipops?
For many years, before the chicken pox vaccine was available, parents used to have “chicken pox parties.” The idea was to get it over with,as you knew it was only a matter of time before your children became infected with the chicken pox. Now, apparently, some
Today, the world mourns the lost of a great health advocate. An advocate that we perhaps we didn’t even know we needed. She was an activist and advocate for breast cancer awareness.
Did you ever wonder who came up with the Pink Ribbon for breast cancer? Evelyn Lauder and … READ MORE
The U. S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has released a warning regarding magnets and children. Much care should be taken when considering giving children toys that have mini-magnets. If these magnets become dislodged or if children swallow them during play, then injury and death can occur. If two (2)
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A recent study that evaluated over 2,000 U.S. teens from ages 12 to 19, revealed that the teens who ate more fiber-rich foods, such as vegetables and whole grains, were less likely to have risk factors for diabetes and heart disease. This study was published in the Journal of the … READ MORE
Today, the New England Journal of Medicine published the results of a study that showed there is no increased risk of serious heart problems in children and young adults who take medication to treat ADHD.
This study was a large retrospective study that reviewed the medical records from four health … READ MORE
Single Parent Family Homes
Asthma is worse in single-parent family homes. This past Saturday, the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center presented a study that revealed that children in single-parent families are 50% more likely to return for hospital care of their asthma than children in two-parent homes. The American College … READ MORE
Only 37% of children between the ages 14 and 59 months have received the 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV13). This alarming statistic was released on November 4, 2011 in the U.S. Centers for Disease Control’s Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report.