Topic: children’s health
Just in time for summer, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a study letting parents know there’s a lot of poo in your town pool. And they aren’t talking about the Baby Ruth that Bill Murray fishes out of the swimming hole in Caddyshack. They are talking actual fecal matter.
A parent’s worst nightmare; a child goes into the hospital for a minor complaint and doesn’t come out. This is what the parents of 8-year-oldÂ Gurkiren Kaur Loyal are going through after their daughter was taken to a medical clinic in Punjab, India, for mild dehydration. More
Drinking milk and strong bones go hand in hand; or at least that has been drilled into our heads from early childhood.Â However, aÂ recentÂ studyÂ presented at the Pediatric Academic Studies annual meeting this spring suggests that calcium might not be the only important nutrient needed for bone health. Which is great! Some of my favorite foods are rich in magnesium. Bananas! Halibut! Dark chocolate! But maybe this means we can go easy on the glass of milk with dinner convention?
With all the warnings about calcium intake for our babies, the vitamin must still be the most important factor in childhood bone density, right? More
When you have a child, or children, one of the most difficult things to do is to separate fact from fiction.
When my daughter told me that she felt like there was an ant in her ear, it sounded a lot like, âMy dog ate my homework.â I hate myself, as a person and more importantly as a mother, for immediately thinking that when my 9-year told me that it âfeels like thereâs an ant in my ear,â I thought she just wanted to get out of school the next day. Basically, I thought my daughter was a liar. More
My daughter and I started watching medical shows, or shows that feature people who are born with a syndrome that affects one in a trillion, when she was only three. She was addicted to them from the start and could easily sit there and watch an hour-long documentary on the 450-pound man or the Tallest Man in the World or on Siamese Twins. I thought it was wonderful that she was so fascinated and thought for sure sheâs going to be a doctor, because what other child is so fascinated by these shows?
Well, she may still be a doctor one dayâŠor she could turn out to be a completely neurotic adult. More
When parents have a child in the NICU they often try theirÂ hardest to make the best out ofÂ a toughÂ situation. Whether it’s decorating the incubator or simplyÂ visiting every day and letting their baby know that they are near. But according to a study, itÂ may also be helpfulÂ for parents of preemies to addÂ singing sweet lullabies to their repertoire. More
In the day following theÂ Boston MarathonÂ explosion, we now know that among the injured is a 10-year-old boy who suffered deep wounds to his leg and a 9-year-old girl who lost her leg. But even among the most gruesome of injuries were the definitively Heroic efforts of the hospital staff, some of whom walked miles to treat these injured kids in a panicked city. More
The stress level forÂ mothers whose babies are unfortunately taken into the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) after birth is already high. It canÂ be compounded howeverÂ by the fact that the mothers themselves may not be physically well enough to visit their child every day. Luckily for mothers at Cedars Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles,Â new technology is helpingÂ them check up on their babies even if they can’t make the trip. More
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I wiped everything down with Wet Wipesâthe window, the window shade, the remotes, the trays, and the armrests. I had just started cleaning the seat and the floor with wide strips of masking tape when my seatmate arrived to see that she was sitting next to a Crazy Peanut-Allergy Parent. I assured her I wasnât a lunatic. It was just our first flight and I was doing everything anyone recommended to get through it. More
It was only in 2011 that President Obama majorly pissed me off with some “daddy knows best” nonsense. Contrary to the findings of doctors, researchers, and even the flipping FDA, the ObamaÂ administration’sÂ Kathleen SebeliusÂ overturned the decisionÂ to make Plan B available to girls without a prescription. Then, to make matters even worse, Obama had to give us all a paternalistic lecture about how since he was a father of two girls, he was more entitled to be making decisions regarding girls and their sexual health than, say, the “rigorous” efforts and findings of doctors. Well,Â Edward R. Korman of Federal District Court is calling that decisionÂ âarbitrary, capricious, and unreasonable.â More
It looks like something positive has come out of the bizarre tale of Patricia Krentcil, the mom from New Jersey dubbed “tanning mom.” Krentcil was arrestedÂ in 2012Â when herÂ 5-year-oldÂ daughter showed upÂ to schoolÂ with a sun burn she allegedlyÂ suffered as a result of a visit to a tanning salon. (She denied this accusation). As a result of the backlash Krentcil received, New Jersey has actually done something about it. More
The director of nutrition at McDonald’s would like to assure you that McDonald’s is a healthy choice for kids. She’s a liar. More
Everyone please gather round for today’s lesson in logic, brought to us by the American Academy of Pediatrics. If you stigmatize and discriminate against a child’s parents, putting unnecessary stress on the adults, it could quite possibly have a negative effect on the children in these households. This is the basis of the academy’s decision to support same-sex marriage. More