Recently a popular mode of carrying infants is with a sling. Over 1 million baby slings have been sold by Infantino and there had been 3 cases of infant deaths associated with them. The government agency Consumer Product Safety Commission recommends that parents stop using the sling for infants under 4 months of age. It […]
A recent study shows that Montelukast (Singulair) helps with children who develop recurrent wheezing after a bout of RSV bronchiolitis. RSV bronchiolitis is a viral infection that causes respiratory distress in children. After the children recover from the infection, some children develop recurrent wheezing episodes like asthmatic children. A medication that treats asthma and allergies […]
Now is the perfect time to clean your house to minimize allergy triggers. The first thing is to vacuum up the nasty pollens and dust mites that are hiding in your carpet, couches and drapes. Be sure to use a vacuum cleaner with a HEPA filter so you don’t blow it all back into the room. […]
A recent article from MSNBC/Women’s Health attributes an earlier allergy season to climate change and increased carbon dioxide levels. Spring is now here and pollen counts are rising; regardless of the cause, there are many ways you can protect yourself and your family. Keep your windows closed, take antihistamines, or see your doctor for prescription […]
Spring is just around the corner and patients with allergies should start to thinking about signs of allergies and strategies to avoid symptoms. As the weather warms up, trees and flowers will start to bloom that can trigger allergy and asthma symptoms. In addition there are year round allergy triggers that can cause chronic respiratory […]
Suicidal adolescents who were prescribed an antidepressant medication during inpatient psychiatric hospital treatment were 85 percent less likely than others to be readmitted within a month after discharge, a new study found. This is reassuring data, as there have been concerns about prescribing antidepressants in adolescents since 2003, when the FDA issued a black box […]
Michelle Obama tackles childhood obesity with a new program “Let’s Move” Visit her site for more information on how to keep kids fit.
Teenagers are famously unkind to each other, and having an acne problem is like having a target on your back. Cruel comments and poor self-image come with the territory. Try these acne-control strategies to help your teen clear up his skin and regain his self-confidence. It was once thought that acne is caused by eating too much fried […]