Home Health and Safety

Health and Safety

Solid foods and allergies

Eggs, wheat and oats were most commonly related to food sensitization, while potatoes and fish were strongly associated with inhalant sensitization.

Puberty and the special needs child

Pu•ber•ty, n.A physical and emotional rollercoaster that kids begin riding anytime between ages 9 and 14, lasting about five years. Pro•cras•tin•ate, v. The parental tendency...

40 minutes to a week of protein-packed meals and snacks

During the last 20 years, I’ve worked as a strength and fitness coach to more than 10,000 Valley kids. So I’ve seen how busy...

CAROL POORE: Taking the message of HIV/AIDS to women and youth

Just a few decades ago, the disease carried a death sentence. Today, new treatments mean that people can live with HIV/AIDS for many years....

Why are so many kids getting crushed?

Pam Goslar, PhD, studies safety for a living in her job at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center. As program director for Prevention &...

Teens need vaccines!

Infectious Disease Specialist Maggie Turner, R.N., won’t ever forget the report on a college student who came home over winter break. Turner, who now...

Eating nuts during pregnancy

I will remember my first obstetrician for two things: one, that she was not on call the night I went into labor, which made...

Ryan House – Palliative care for kids, respite for weary families

Most parents know the feeling — the mixture of anticipation and guilt at the prospect of a vacation without the kids. You work hard...

HPV and oral cancer

When you think of oral cancer, what comes to mind? Most likely, a nasty wad of chewing tobacco. If you don’t use that stuff,...

Q & A with Bob Sears, M.D. FAAP, author of The Vaccine Book

Q & A with Bob Sears, M.D., FAAP EDITOR'S NOTE: Bob Sears, M.D., FAAP, author of The Vaccine Book, will be participating in the...

Recess Before Lunch concept gains momentum

After a morning of academic work and quiet cooperation, most elementary school students are ready to blow off some steam. When the lunch bell...

Get focused

Last July, Steven Russell was reading below grade level, couldn’t shoot a basketball anywhere near the hoop and was often frustrated and angry—especially when...

Cough medicines don’t work

Q: Why don’t medications help coughs? When your child has a cough, it’s important to try to allow the body to heal itself without...

Crib bumpers

Q: Are crib bumpers safe? In the past, choosing crib bumpers was part of the fun of decorating a nursery. They were also considered...

Gun safety

Q: How can parents keep their kids safe around guns? A recent study found that there are between 192 and 200 million privately owned...

Family history of epilepsy

Q: Does a family history of epilepsy increase the chances of a child developing epilepsy? Epilepsy is a disorder that commonly begins during childhood....

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