HIGHER VITAMIN D LEVELS DURING PREGNANCY - HEALTHIER BABIES

European researches found that low Vitamin D levels at birth are associated with severe and frequent respiratory infections in early infancy. Conclusion was that giving Vitamin D to pregnant women could be an easy and affordable way of prevention. AAP News / September 2011

TWO INTERESTING TRAFFIC FACTS

1. Statistics showed that kids with ADHD are at increased risk for pedestrian injury. In a study they chose riskier situations to cross.
2. Grandchildren seem to be safer in crushes when driven by grandparents than by their parents
Pediatrics/ August 2011

MYTHS OF HOOKAH SMOKING

A 2011 study on hookah use among college students revealed: Smoking from a hookah pipe is as bad or worse for health than smoking cigarettes. Hookah smoking sessions are longer, levels of carcinogens present in hookah smoke are higher. In addition, diseases, such as hepatitis, herpes and tuberculosis, can spread when hose mouthpieces are shared. Journal of Public Policy and Marketing

Extreme Morning Sickness Could Lead to Lifelong Emotional, Behavioral Disorders in Kids

Recent study by UCLA and USC has found that children whose mothers suffered from severe morning sickness while caring them were 4 times more likely to suffer from anxiety, bipolar disorder and depression in adulthood.
Science Daily/August 2011

DO CELL PHONES INCREASE BRAIN CANCER RISK IN YOUTH?

The answer is NO.
Swiss researchers found that children and adolescents who use mobile phones are not at a statistically significant increased risk of brain cancer compared with their peers who do not use the devices.
Contemporary Pediatrics, August 2011

IS MILK GOOD FOR YOUR BABY?

Iron deficiency anemia under age 2 years can lead to irreversible damage to the brain, muscles and other organs, may be often overlooked by parents and should not be missed by pediatrician. New guidelines recommend supplementing infants diet with iron-fortified cereals. Amount of cow's milk in second year of life should be limited to 5 - 8 oz per day, in order to optimize iron intake and absorption from other sources. Contemporary Pediatrics, July 2011

YOUR CHILD'S QUALITY OF SLEEP

Randomized controlled study included over a thousand children aged 3 - 5 years showed: Preschool-aged children who watched violent daytime television programming or any television before bedtime often couldn’t sleep at night, and their sleep problems increased with each additional hour of nighttime media viewing.

SUMMER IS ON: BE CAREFUL, POISON IVY

Check out the following link, great information and resources:
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PLEASE DO NOT IGNORE! The number of fatal pool events is increasing!

There were 209 fatal and 35 nonfatal submersion cases reported in Los Angeles County from 2009. The majority(94%) involved children younger than 5 years, 56% involved boys, 73% occurred in the child's own yard, and 81% occurred during the summer months.
Please never leave your child in the pool not supervised; equip your pool with isolation fencing, pool alarms and safety covers.
Have a great and safe summer!

Do we know everything about PREMATURITY?

Recent studies have shown that premature babies face a great risk of major health problems as an adolescents and adults.
Prematurity is being linked to hypertension, coronary artery disease, decreased lung function later in life.
Males, persons born with lower birth weight and at lower gestational age are at higher risk.

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