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FDA Warns Against Over the Counter Chelation

The FDA warned eight companies that market over-the-counter (OTC) chelation therapies that their products are unapproved drugs and it is a violation to make unsubstantiated claims …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Exercise in Boys Improve Insulin Resistance and Body Fat

A recent study presented at the American Diabetes Association 70th Scientific  Sessions demonstrated that aerobic or resistance exercise (weight lifting) in obese boys can decrease the …

Pertussis Cases on the Rise in California

There has been a rise in reported cases of Whooping Cough (Pertussis) this year in California.  Over 900 confirmed and over 600 suspected cases have …

Teen Males “Sack Tapping”

Teen males have always found ways to express their testosterone spurts during their formative years.  In the past they would find risky activities like climbing …

Binge Eating Severity Found to be Directly Related to Severity of Childhood Sexual or Emotional Abuse

Binge Eating Disorder (BED) is an eating disorder in which an individual eats large quantities of food, usually very quickly. However, unlike Bulimia, the person …

AAP Updates Drowning Prevention Recommendations

The AAP released new recommendations on the prevention of drowning in young children.  In the past recommendations, the AAP did not have any scientific studies …

ADHD and Pesticide Exposure

A recent study published in the June online edition of Pediatrics showed that children with higher levels of organophosphate pesticide metabolites in their urine were at …

Rotavirus Vaccine Reduce Hospitalizations

The Rotateq vaccine was introduced to the U.S. market in 2006; it is used to prevent gastroenteritis caused by the Rotavirus virus.  Rotavirus causes severe vomiting …

Children’s Medication Recall

On April 30, 2010, McNeil Consumer Healthcare announced a voluntary recall of many of their children’s over-the-counter medications.  This recall is not due to any …

Asthma and Vitamin D

A recent article published in the Journal of Allergy & Clinical Immunology looked at the relationship between asthmatic children and vitamin D levels. The study …

Obesity Gene Can Be Counteracted

Many obese patients like to blame their weight problems on their genes.  A recent study in the Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine evaluated a specific …

ADHD diagnosed in Adults

More and more adults are now being diagnosed with ADHD.  Part of the reason is that ADHD is now recognized more and more by physicians …

FDA Temporarily Suspends Rotarix Vaccine

The FDA has temporarily suspended the use of Rotarix vaccine in children.  Rotarix vaccine is a vaccine given by mouth to infants to prevent gastroenteritis …