First, scientists fingered a common enterovirus as the cause of an emerging, still-rare, and frightening childhood illness called acute flaccid myelitis (AFM). Now, says Maggie Fox, they aren’t so sure after all: Disease detectives say they’re still stumped by what causes … Continue readingPosted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on The Mystery Of AFM
A new policy statement from the American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Nutrition recommends that parents avoid giving their infants fruit juices for the first year of life. Juices have a high sugar content while lacking the fiber that whole fruit … Continue readingPosted in Uncategorized | Tagged childhood obesity, Dental Health, infant feeding, nutrition, sugar-sweetened beverages | Comments Off on Limiting Fruit Juices
“Two Soldiers” — A traditional song from the American Civil War performed by Jerry Garcia and David Grisman. He was just a blue-eyed Boston boy His voice was low with pain I’ll do your bidding comrade mine If I … Continue readingPosted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Remembering Them All Today
Dustin by Steve Kelley and Jeff Parker (arcamax.com/thefunnies)Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged Sunday Funnies | Comments Off on Sunday Funnies
Fourtified from Rocky Mountain Bicycles on Vimeo: The four horsemen. 4x4s. Four leafed clovers. Four letter words. Fourtified. Wade Simmons, Rémi Gauvin, Vaea Verbeeck, and Carson Storch take their new Altitudes to the four corners of the earth.Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged Cool Video of the Week | Comments Off on Cool Video Of The Week
Pondering how best to care for the young patient sitting before her in clinic who was failing to thrive, pediatrician Nadine Burke Harris considered mounds of research linking health disparities with socioeconomic status and race: If you are poor and African-American or Latino, … Continue readingPosted in Uncategorized | Tagged brain development, child development, mental health, public health, teen health | 2 Comments
A recent study illuminates the importance of adequate sleep quality and duration in preschool children’s daily life functions. Dennis Thompson reviewed the study which involved more than a thousand children: Preschoolers who get too little sleep may be more … Continue readingPosted in Uncategorized | Tagged brain development, child development, education, sleep | Comments Off on Getting Enough Sleep?
Fidget spinners are all the rage right now. Originally marketed to kids with ADHD, autism, anxiety, and other “fidgeters,” it seems like everyone has one or wants one, including adults. Rex Huppke sees them everywhere: For the few unfamiliar with … Continue readingPosted in Uncategorized | Tagged injuries | Comments Off on Spinning Out Of Control? ← Older posts