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- Managing Obesity and Cholesterol in Kids
If you are concerned about your child's weight, you are in good
company. This article states: "Childhood obesity is a serious
problem. ... About 25 to 30 percent of school-age children in the
United States are overweight or obese, which puts them at a high
risk for heart disease, diabetes, high cholesterol, sleep apnea,
asthma, orthopedic problems, hypertension and other health
- Expecting a Baby? Expect Some Changes In Your Skin, Hair and Nails
During pregnancy, changes in the skin, hair and nails are common.
The correct diagnosis and treatment of these conditions during
pregnancy are essential to ensure the health of both mother and
baby. This article from the American Academy of Dermotology will
help you understand these changes.
- New Study Confirms Vaccine Reduces Childhood Ear Infections
A vaccine licensed by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for
the prevention of invasive pneumococcal disease in children has
for the first time been confirmed effective in preventing certain
childhood ear infections as well, according to a study published
in the New England Journal of Medicine.
- Born to Fly: Kids, Gymnastics, and the Will to Win
Countless children risk serious, long-term injury every day as a
result of strenuous gymnastics training, according to an article
in the Journal of the American Chiropractic Association (JACA).
JACA explains that gymnastics holds more potential for lasting
injuries than sports such as football, rugby, and soccer, among
others, in part because it is the only sport that uses the upper
extremities as weight-bearing limbs. And if not properly
treated, these injuries can cause a lifetime of trouble.
- Tetanus - In The Child Care Setting
Tetanus, also called lockjaw, is very rare in the United
States due to the very high immunization rates of persons
living here. Tetanus is difficult to treat, but is
completely preventable through vaccination.
- Winter Safety
With its cold and often stormy weather, winter presents many
safety challenge- both indoors and out. Being prepared and
following these simple safety tips can help you stay safe and
warm this season.
- Pediatricians Warn Overmedication Can Occur
A new survey of pediatricians, conducted at the recent
Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP),
shows that 61 percent of respondents are very concerned
that, by combining common over-the-counter cold and fever
medications, parents may unwittingly give their children an
overdose of medication, putting children's health at risk.
- Keep Your Holidays Happy, Healthy and Headache-Free
As the holidays approach, people across the country are looking
forward to the twinkling lights, festive music, sweet treats and
an extra dose of family visits. But for many, these favorite
holiday traditions can also bring on an unwelcome threat of
headaches and for some, even a debilitating migraine headache
attack. This helpful article offers advice on how to prevent or
control common holiday situations that could provoke headaches.
- The Common Cold
Sneezing, scratchy throat, runny noseeveryone knows the first
signs of a cold, probably the most common illness known. Although
the common cold is usually mild, with symptoms lasting a week or
less, it is a leading cause of doctor visits and of school and
job absenteeism. This good article summarizes the causes,
preventive steps and treatments of the common cold.
- Careful Shopping Prevents Foot Problems
Shoes that look "cool" will be on the top of many kids'
back-to-school shopping lists, but parents should look beyond
fashion to find shoes with proper fit and support while being
aware of the warning signs of common foot problems, according to
the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons (ACFAS).
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- CPSC, Inca Imports Announce Recall of Stuffed Bears
In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
(CPSC), Inca Imports, of Denver, Colo., is voluntarily recalling
about 2,600 stuffed bears. The noses, bells, and eyes of the
bears can detach, presenting a choking hazard to young children.
The eyes also present a sharp point hazard.
- CPSC, Firm Announce Recall of Bicycles
Specialized Bicycles, Inc.is
voluntarily recalling bicycles.The
frame of the bicycle can break during use causing the rider to
lose control of the bicycle, fall and suffer serious injuries.
- CPSC, DSI Toys, Inc. Announce Recall of Toy Kittens
DSI Toys, Inc is
recalling about 238,000 stuffed toy kittens. These toys contain
contaminated water that, if contacted, could cause illness to