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)
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.
Amblyopia, commonly referred to as lazy eye, is an eye whose vision is diminished. As a result, the brain begins to favor the “good” eye; it ignores the vision from the lazy eye. As a result, vision in the lazy eye progressively worsens and could lead to blindness in the … READ MORE
As of July 31, 2011, Shriner’s Hospitals for Children will start collecting copays and billing insurance companies for the health care they offer at their hospitals. They have an agreement with the Federal government to waive copayments for those on Medicare and Medicaid.
Sadly, Shriner’s is no longer able to … READ MORE
Okay, so I admit it. I have an addiction to Disney Cars & Cars 2 toys. My husband has told me, “You know you have a problem.” My response continues to be, “Yes, I know. I started buying them for him. But I can’t help it, I love them too. … READ MORE
James Tate had a unique way to invite Sonali Rodrigues to the prom; he and his friends posted large letters to the wall at his high school entrance. Romantic? Fun? Maybe. Banned from the prom? Yes.
He received an in-school suspension for his antics. However, his high school’s policy is … READ MORE
“Is she rolling over yet?” I asked.
“Are you giving her Tummy Time?” I asked.
“No, but she hates Tummy Time. The moment I put her on her tummy, she starts to cry. I can’t bear to see her cry.” She continued, “She really, really hates … READ MORE