How many lookalike poisons are in your house?

Every 30 seconds in the United States, a child is poisoned. Most children under five years of age are poisoned when they eat or drink products that look like flavored drinks or candy. These products may smell pleasant, may have a sweet taste or may just have a similar appearance to something edible. Often small […]

Is your child distracted at school?

Have you ever found a grade on your child’s report card that seems to be below his or her abilities? This may indicate poor study habits, a behavior problem or indicate an underlying medical condition. Distractibility in kids can be due to learning disabilities, situational stress or trauma, abnormal lead levels, vision or hearing abnormalities. […]

March is National Nutrition Month

Every year in the month of March, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND) celebrates National Nutrition Month to raise awareness for the importance of making smart food choices and developing thoughtful eating and physical activity habits. This year’s theme for National Nutrition month is “Put Your Best Fork Forward.” The theme recognizes that individuals have […]

Winning the Veggie Wars With Kids

For every parent who’s ever pleaded with their young child to eat “just one more bite,” a nutrition expert says there are ways to get kids to eat and even enjoy vegetables. Youngsters’ tastes start being influenced while they’re still in the womb, according to Richard Rosenkranz. He’s an associate professor of food, nutrition, dietetics […]

Could You Have Sleep Apnea Without Knowing It? A True Story

“Doc, I’m glad you made me have that test. Now I feel better than ever. I just didn’t realize how tired I really was!” A truck driver had come in for his Department of Transportation (DOT) required certification exam. That was his parting comment to his provider as they exchanged a hearty handshake, and he […]

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