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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 ...

Baby Sling Recall

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 ...

Montelukast Helpful in Recurrent Wheezing

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 ...

Time for Spring Cleaning

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 ...

Earlier Than Expected Allergy Season

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 ...

Allergy and Asthma Season

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 ...

Antidepressants Cut Risk of Hospital Re-admission for Suicidal Youth

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 ...

First Lady Comments on Childhood Obesity

Michelle Obama tackles childhood obesity with a new program “Let’s Move”  Visit her site for more information on how to keep kids fit.

How to Control Acne in Your Teen

  Teenagers are famously unkind to each other, and having an acne problem is like having a target on your back. Cruel comments and poor ...