Archive | September, 2010

Pertussis Vaccination Should Include Parents and Caretakers

Recently there has been a lot of news about the Pertussis (Whooping Cough) outbreak; there has been a concerted effort to vaccinate all children against this potentially life-threatening disease.  Pertussis causes severe coughing episodes in children and infants; infants under 6 months of age are at highest risk because they are not fully vaccinated and […]

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How to Survive Sleepovers

It’s inevitable. If you have children they will eventually ask if they can have a friend, or friends, spend the night. For those who remember being a child and sleeping over at a friends’ house and the chaos that ensued, you may be wondering how to survive sleepovers. Sleepovers can be a great deal of […]

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Supplements in Toddlers

Parents hope they’re doing the best things for their children. This is true from the day the child is born until they grow up and move out of their parents’ home. One topic parents may feel unsure about concerns the use of supplements in toddlers. They want to make certain their child is getting the […]

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Nearly One Million Kindergarten Children Per Year Misdiagnosed With ADHD

According to a recent study by a Michigan State University economist, nearly one million children in kindergarten in the United States are misdiagnosed with ADHD.  The study attributes this to the disparity of ages in a kindergarten classroom.  Most kindergarten classrooms have children who are either 5 or 6 years old.  The study shows that […]

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Soap & Water Wipes Prevent Skin Infections in Wrestlers

Wrestlers can easily transmit skin infections during wrestling competitions;  these infections can be bacterial, fungal or viral.  Some wrestlers compete in 3 or more matches during a day with no breaks to shower in-between matches.  A recent study was presented at the 50th Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy.  This study compared the effectiveness […]

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Turn Down the Volume: Noise and Kids

Unfortunately, for some this message is coming too late. U.S. government survey data shows that approximately 5.2 million children ages 6 to 19 already have permanent damage to their ears’ hair cells caused by exposure to loud noises. Sadly, these kids may suffer not only from diminished hearing, but also from impaired language development, ability […]

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Do As I Say and As I Do

Children learn to imitate at a very young age. It’s how they learn to behave, care for themselves, develop new skills, and communicate with others. From their earliest moments they watch you closely and pattern their own behavior and beliefs after yours. Your examples become permanent images, which will shape their attitudes and actions for […]

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