Is Zicam Hazardous to Your Health? — posted Friday, June 19, 2009.
Many homeopathic products like Zicam are not undergoing the rigorous review required by conventional therapies to gain FDA approval. Pediatric ENT, Dr. Nina Shapiro, gives us the bottom line.
Summer’s Here! Swimmer’s Ear! — posted Monday, June 22, 2009
Summer season has officially begun! Even in the northern states, layers are being shed and people are hitting the pools, oceans, lakes, and hot tubs. A seasonal nuisance both kids and adults experience is swimmer’s ear (technically called “otitis externa,” or “outer ear infection”).
Cleaner Air, Fewer Ear Infections? — posted Thursday, October 29, 2009
Everyone knows that air pollution is bad for you and your child’s health. It can lead to chronic respiratory problems such as asthma, as well as hay fever, eye irritation, and heart disease. But now ear infections have been linked with pollution as well.
The Ear Infection Controversy — posted Monday, May 25, 2009
Millions of children visit the doctor each year for an ear infection. This translates to even more millions of antibiotics being prescribed for these infections. Many parents are rightly concerned about all of these antibiotics. While they are oftentimes necessary and beneficial, we have seen the negative effects of antibiotic overuse.
You May Be Making Your Kids Obese! — posted March 14, 2010
Many theories have been raised in an attempt to explain why obesity is starting at younger and younger ages — from fast food to sedentary lifestyles to genetics.
Could Your Baby Sling Kill? — posted Friday, March 12, 2010
The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has issued a warning regarding the risks of baby slings.Those soft, cozy, cuddly slings can lead to suffocation and death, which apparently has occurred on multiple occasions.
The ADHD-Sleep Connection — posted Saturday, December 12, 2009
Everyone knows that a good night’s sleep leads to better performance the next day and all days. We also know, even though we don’t get the recommended eight to nine hours that we should each night, our kids need to get their zzz’s.
One Swine Flu Shot or Two? — posted Friday, December 4, 2009
So, maybe you have a kid under 10 years old, and maybe you’ve somehow gotten them the swine flu vaccine. Is that good enough? Are they now immune to developing swine flu? Well, the jury is out on that, and the powers that be differ in their recommendations.