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Living with a child struggling with ADHD or ADD can be frustrating and heartbreaking. Seeing them try to hard, and yet still not come out ahead is so extremely difficult for parents. Medication is not always the answer. Check into natural ways to help your child focus and gain a higher self image!
It seems like attention hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is getting a lot of notice these days as an increasing number of children are being diagnosed with the condition. Even more alarming is the fact that they are being put on any number of available drugs to help them control emotions and actions. Fortunately, new research is indicating there might be another option, and it involves the coloring and preservatives in the foods your kids eat every day. Keep reading for more information on this potential solution . . .
Can you imagine giving your child what is normally considered an “adult” medication even though they don’t need it? Sounds a bit like drug abuse, doesn’t it? Well, it may be happening more and more, and at the advice of doctors around the country. Cholesterol-lowering drugs – or statins - are being recommended for children as young as eight years old. Let’s take a closer look at this dangerous new trend . . .
It's back-to-school time again! Being a student is hard enough without illness and injuries making things worse. There are a lot of ways you can help your child to have a happier, healthier school year.
Sun damage accumulates over time, so the sooner you start protecting skin on a regular basis, the better. This summer, keep your kids on a path towards healthy skin habits that will help avoid premature aging and skin cancer when they get older. Try these sun-safe strategies!
If you’ve ever been pregnant (or served as the “better half” to someone who was), you’re probably familiar with the practice of ultrasounds. Ultrasounds have been around for a long time and have been considered safe for the monitoring of a baby’s growth and development. However, recently more ultrasounds have been used not for their intended purpose, but simply for a portrait. There has been some controversy around this and it has been deemed as a possibly unlawful practice. Let’s take a closer look . . .
When you get an ache or a pain, what do you reach for in your medicine cabinet? Aspirin? Ibuprofen? Acetaminophen? Well, one of those options has been linked to a rare condition called Stevens Johnson Syndrome, or SJS, and is being blamed for the cause of a California girl’s blindness. Keep reading for more information on this rare condition and the pain-reliever that may cause it.
You just had a baby and you couldn't be more elated, but now comes the choice that people near and far will loudly voice their opinion on . . . no matter what you decide. How should you feed your baby – breast or bottle? Regardless of which decision you make, it might be helpful to know some reasons for choosing one or the other before actually making a decision. Keep reading for the pros and cons of breast vs. bottle . . .
You probably have heard about the health benefits of Omega-3 fatty acids, including their beneficial effects on the rate of heart disease, high cholesterol levels, dementia and arthritis. But now it looks like Omega-3’s may also help to prevent attention deficit in children. Let’s see what's been uncovered in this exciting discovery . . .
If you have kids or grandkids, you’ve probably heard about or know about the drug Ritalin. Ritalin is a popular prescription drug used to treat hyperactivity and ADD (attention-deficit disorder) or ADHD (attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder). But you may not know an important step that does not always take place before a child is prescribed this drug. What is this vital step? Let’s take a closer look at the potentially harmful missing piece of the puzzle . . .
Are you pregnant, or do you know someone who is? While it may seem obvious to refrain from smoking while you’re pregnant, do you really know just how harmful cigarette smoke can be for your baby? Well, a recent study has revealed a number of complications that can result from smoking during pregnancy, or even being exposed to second-hand smoke if you’re with child. Let’s take a look at the findings of this recent study . . .
If you’re a female, you’ve probably had the experience of being “shown-up” by a male. Perhaps it was in your high school math class, or on the basketball court or running track. Since the beginning of time, it seems like men have been bigger, stronger, faster, and sometimes smarter. It would make sense, then, that they would bet better fit to survive in dire situations. Well, there might be one situation where the girls are now “showing up” the boys: premature birth. Let’s take a closer look at the recent research showing this phenomenon . . .
Have you ever heard of Russell Silver Syndrome? Perhaps its abbreviation, RSS, is more familiar? And, no – not as in an “RSS feed” like you can get on your computer! Neither of the above terms rang a bell with me to begin with, so I did a little investigating and here’s what I found out . . .