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Generally speaking, a well-balanced diet rich in fruits, vegetables, proteins, and carbohydrates should provide all of the nutrients that a child needs every day. But parents know that it isn’t always that simple. Consider giving your children vitamin supplements if they fall in one of these categories.
By Margaret Lewin, MD, FACP – Medical Director, Cinergy Health (www.cinergyhealth.com)
As new parents, you’ve spent nine months emotionally as well as logistically preparing to welcome that magical newborn into your household. Nevertheless, you may not be prepared to evaluate your infant when he’s ill and to know when you can handle the illness yourself and when to get help. For infants under the age of six months, the following are some of the signs of illness and general guidelines for when to call the doctor.
Is your little girl the type that sits on the couch watching the latest episode of “iCarly,” or the type that’s out there playing soccer with her friends? The latter may lead to a smarter child based on new research from Sweden. Keep reading to find out more about this recent study.
Premature babies and babies born with low birth weights have long been known to have several physical health problems – both at birth, and later in life. But now it appears that these babies may also suffer from mental and behavioral issues down the road as well. Keep reading for more on this recent scientific study.
Unfortunately it is becoming more and more common to hear reports of how the pharmaceutical industry is manipulating scientific findings and in turn readily handing out prescriptions to children, often unnecessarily. The factor that seems to be driving this trend is very simply the almighty dollar. Keep reading to find out who is responsible for this recent trend, and why your doctor may be getting your child hooked on unnecessary drugs.
You wouldn’t feed a baby or toddler a Big Mac . . . would you? Well, that’s exactly what you might be doing when feeding your baby some of the most popular baby foods on the market today. Before you give the typical “baby food” to your baby, be sure that it is actually healthy food. Some of the baby food that is on the market today is so full of sugar and saturated fats that it makes it similar to giving your baby cheeseburgers and cookies. And so-called organic baby foods are not exempt, either. Keep reading to find out how you can avoid the junk food baby foods.
According to Dr. Erika Schwartz, Medical Director of Cinergy Health, as kids gear up for back-to-school, adults may be leery about health concerns. The CDC recently reported 436 deaths and 6,506 hospitalizations nationwide associated with Swine Flu. No one knows what this school year has in store, so what must be done to make sure your child’s classroom is Swine Flu safe?
With the school season right around the corner, now is the perfect time to start preparing your elementary school aged children for their best school year yet. Since parents cannot be at school to watch them, make sure you give them the example and guidance at home so when they go to school they are ready to enjoy themselves and be healthy and safe.
You may know that it's important to get enough vitamin C into your diet, but what about when it comes to your kids? Are they getting enough vitamin C? With all the fast food, packaged foods and on-the-go eating in today's age, it's likely that your kids are not getting enough of this essential vitamin. That's where supplementation steps in to help! Keep reading for more information on why every kid needs a vitamin C supplement.
After the pomp and circumstance marches, the commencement addresses and that most exciting moment when you moved the tassel from one side of the mortar board hat to the other, your parents beamed broad smiles and burst with pride. You made it through a rigorous four years of coursework to meet the requirements of your college or university to be granted a bachelor’s degree. It’s a great day, one of unlimited joy and optimism. Nothing could be better. Nothing can go wrong, right?
The Cornucopia Institute presents research indicating that new additives placed in infant formula are seriously endangering the health of some formula-fed newborns and toddlers.
What have you done to ensure your family is safe?
Do you know what steps to take?
The Heel Stick test is a genetic analysis performed on newborn babies to screen for potentially fatal genetic disorders.
Working with infants and their parents in the water with craniosacral has led to many interesting insights. Here, (at DTA), we visit with parents and their infants in warm water while we offer craniosacral therapy to the infant and teach through common observation and offer personalized touch techniques to the parents.
What’s not surprising is that a new study shows today’s kids spend too little time outside in nature and too much time—way too much—in front of the television and computer screen. The stopper is that this research was done in Australia and not in America. If a mere 37 percent of Australian pre-teens spend a half-hour or less outside each day and a scant few percent were outdoors for two or more hours daily, then it’s not difficult to imagine those numbers likely squeeze down even more in the U.S. Things are amiss, mate. Keep reading to find out what else the researchers discovered. . .
Each year, more than seven million Americans are affected by infertility, inability to conceive after at least one year of trying to have a baby. It is an unexpected reality that leaves many uncertain of the next steps to take. While there are more options available to couples than ever before, the most well-known methods for overcoming infertility- assisted reproductive technology (ART)- are invasive and come with side-effects. Many couples are not aware of more natural paths they can take to conception.
Making the transition from milk and formulas to solid foods is a developmental milestone in any infant’s life. But how can you tell if your little one is ready and ensure the process will be as smooth as possible? Follow these guidelines.
When it's time to send your child off to school, you want to be sure to pack them a healthy lunch. But it is at least as important that you pack them a lunch they will eat. As a parent, the real goal should be to manage to do both of those things at the same time. The healthiest lunch in the world won't do your child a bit of good if they won't eat it.
Is your child a picky eater? If so, you may be having a hard time getting him or her to eat foods that are good for a growing body. Many kids get into food ruts from time to time—blame their developing taste buds, or attribute that finickiness to a phase that they’ll (hopefully!) grow out of.
Generally speaking, a well-balanced diet rich in fruits, vegetables, proteins, and carbohydrates should provide all of the nutrients that a child needs every day. But parents know this it isn’t always that simple.