Home Health and Safety

Health and Safety

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....

Effects of diet on ADD/ADHD symptoms

Q: Does diet affect symptoms of ADD/ADHD? Some studies show that children with ADD/ADHD lack proper levels of Omega 3 fatty acids (found in...

Eating disorders in diabetic teens

Q: Are teens with diabetes more likely to develop eating disorders? Studies have shown that female teens with diabetes are more susceptible to eating...

Chlorine fumes from pools

Q: Can the fumes from a chlorinated pool, especially in an indoor pool setting, be harmful to babies or young children taking swim lessons?...

Are you fluent in baby?

Along with all of the other surprising changes that come with bringing home a newborn baby, you may find that you are suddenly fluent...

Flip-flops

Q: Flip-flops are trendy—but are they good for growing feet? Flip-flops should only be worn around the pool or in the shower to avoid...

Babies affect parents’ sleep

Q: Can babies with unpredictable sleep patterns seriously affect the health and well-being of their parents? A recent study found that infant sleep problems are...

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