A Tipping Point For Childhood Obesity?

Posted February 15, 2010 by Fred Lee

Some doctors believe that there is a "tipping point" in a babies life that may lead them down the path to obesity.

Cell Phones Are the Latest Weapon in Fight Against Infant Mortality

Posted February 13, 2010 by Lela Davidson

The United States has a new tool to help expectant mothers stay healthy. A new service provides timely messages to expectant mothers in the hopes of decreasing our national infant mortality rate.

Depression During Pregnancy: Acupuncture May Help

Posted February 11, 2010 by Fred Lee

Acupuncture might be a drug-free way to help ease depression in pregnant women.

Do You Want the Government to Keep Your Baby's DNA?

Posted February 10, 2010 by Xin Lu

Before my baby was born, our doctor informed us that newborns will be screened at birth for a variety of diseases. They do this by taking some blood from the baby's heel and running a variety of tests. A recent CNN article confirmed that the government keeps our babies' DNA acquired from these newborn screenings, and this raises many privacy issues.

Got Milk Allergies? Drinking More of It May Be the Answer

Posted February 8, 2010 by Fred Lee

For some children who are sensitive to milk, continued consumption has been shown to alleviate the allergies.

SIDS Research Brings New Insights

Posted February 5, 2010 by Fred Lee

Low levels of serotonin may be a factor in the incidence of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome.

The First Lady on Fat: In Defense of Michelle Obama's Weight Comments

Posted February 5, 2010 by Sonja Stewart

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Michelle Obama has received a lot of bad press for her recent comments on her daughter's weight. I took a look at what she actually said, versus the rumors. Now, you can tell me if she was out of line.

Is Your Toddler Bipolar, Or Just a Profit Center?

Posted February 4, 2010 by Lela Davidson

Can doctors diagnose bipolar in toddlers? The answer may depend on what treatment options (medications) are available. The diagnosis has increased 40-fold over the last decade, thanks in part to a man who doesn't want to talk about payments he received from drug companies.

Autism and Vaccines: Link Discredited?

Posted February 4, 2010 by Fred Lee

Recent evidence further discredits the doctor who linked childhood vaccinations to autism.

Notes For Your Underbelly: Great Online Pregnancy Resources

Posted February 2, 2010 by Rhonda Franz

The World Wide Web has some fantastic resources for pregnant women. These sites have some of the best pregnancy tools and resources available.

Swimming Linked To Lung Infections in Toddlers and Babies

Posted January 29, 2010 by Fred Lee

The chlorine in swimming pools poses a risk to the developing lungs of young children.

Just A Concussion? Could Be More Serious Brain Injury

Posted January 29, 2010 by Lela Davidson

Is it a "concussion" or a "brain injury"? What we call a child's bump on the head can affect the quality of medical care received.

Breastfed Babies Are Less Prone to Obesity

Posted January 27, 2010 by Fred Lee

In addition to the numerous benefits that come with breastfeeding, doctors are gaining a better understanding of how it may help prevent obesity, as well.

The Importance Of Parental Influence On Teen Smoking

Posted January 25, 2010 by Fred Lee

Parents play a larger role than they may realize when it comes to their teens smoking cigarettes.

American Obesity Rates Have Stabilized… for now

Posted January 25, 2010 by Fred Lee

Obesity may have peaked in this country, but the levels are still considered high.

With A Little Help From Their Friends

Posted January 22, 2010 by Fred Lee

Social interaction between children may be an effective deterrent to mindless overeating.

“F” For Fitness: Grading Students On Their Health

Posted January 20, 2010 by Rhonda Franz

Last fall, in an apparent effort to combat current rates of poor diet and obesity, Lincoln University in Pennsylvania required anyone with a BMI (Body Mass Index) of 30 or above to take a fitness course.

Kids' Jewelry Made With Toxic Cadmium

Posted January 19, 2010 by Fred Lee

Cadmium is turning up in children's jewelry, and it is cause for concern.

News Flash: Teenage Girls Are Getting STDs

Posted January 19, 2010 by Lela Davidson

If your daughter is having sex, chances are she'll get an STD within two years.

The Great American Milk-Drinking Craze: Good Purpose Or Propaganda?

Posted January 15, 2010 by Rhonda Franz

Other than sunshine, the most common vitamin D source is usually considered to be cow’s milk. But as goes the good stuff, so goes the bad. Cow’s milk contains saturated fat and cholesterol, ingredients both linked to heart disease.