Get Smart About Antibiotics Week
November 15-21, 2010 is Get Smart about Antibiotics Week. This is a campaign set forth by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is a partner in this campaign.
Overwhelmed with a New Baby?
Today, I had a wonderful opportunity to help a new mother. She was loving, concerned, and asked many appropriate questions. Interestingly enough, I’ve noticed that more and more mothers are using their Blackberry as a resource. This mother “wrote” all her questions in her Blackberry. Daddy was in the room,
Kids, Teens & Voting Lessons
How can you have an impact on your child on Election Day? Teach them about the importance of voting through discussion and by example. Regardless of your politics, this election can serve as an important lesson for our children on voting. Young children and teenagers can learn much on the
Eat Your Fruits & Veggies
A recent report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) revealed that we are not eating enough of fruits and vegetables on a daily basis. The CDC report stated that in 2009, 67.5% of adults ate fruit less than two times daily and 73.7% ate vegetables less
Drop Side Cribs: Closer to a Ban
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Cadmium Jewelry Poisoning
What is Cadmium? Cadmium is a soft metal found in dirt. We all inhale microscopic amounts of this which don’t cause any harm. However, touching this metal in concentrated amounts is known to cause cancer, permanently lowers IQ in children, results in learning disabilities, causes kidney and bone damage. In