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Added Benefits From Measles Vaccine?
Can you tell me what the term “immune amnesia” means? I’ve heard that having measles erases the immune system’s memory of earlier infections, leaving kids vulnerable to ones they’ve already had.Read more
Cut Sugar for Childrens’ Health?
Can you tell me about the study showing that staying away from sugar for just nine days improved childrens’ health? Is it true that positive changes were seen even though the kids didn’t eat fewer calories or lose weight?Read more
Diaper rash is a skin inflammation (dermatitis) that shows up on babies? buttocks, thighs and genitals.Read more
Does Air Pollution Affect Children’s Behavior?
Can you tell me whether air pollution can affect the way children behave? I’ve been told it does, but I can’t imagine what the connection could be.Read more
Halloween Candy – A Trick or a Treat?
What’s really in Halloween candy? Does it even make sense to look at the nutritional analysis of candy corn, Snickers, etc.? Is any one worse than the others? What do you give trick-or-treaters?Read more
How Serious is Picky Eating?
I have a nephew, age 5, who seems to eat only pasta with butter. His parents have given up trying to get him to eat other foods. Is this child going to grow up with serious nutritional problems?Read more
Is Colic Migraine?
I’ve heard that colic in babies is really a form of migraine. This seems far-fetched to me. Can you tell me whether it is true and whether mothers with migraine have babies with colic?Read more
Is the Measles Vaccine Worthwhile?
Can you tell me where you stand on whether or not children should have the measles vaccine? I never thought of measles as a dangerous disease, so I see no reason why vaccination is important.Read more
Mistaking Immaturity For ADHD?
I understand that a new study shows that the youngest kids in a classroom are much more likely to be labeled as having ADHD, and that these kids may just be more restless because they’re less mature. Can this be true?Read more
Should I Let My Son Play Football?
My teenage son and I are at war over the issue of high school football. He desperately wants to play, but I’m against it because of brain damage associated with the game. Your thoughts?Read more
Sick of Preschool?
My toddler attends preschool a few times a week. However, I am thinking of pulling him out because he is always getting sick from contact with other children. Am I crazy for wanting him not to get sick, or should I accept it as a common occurrence in young children?Read more
Vitamins for Children?
Do you recommend a multivitamin for children?Read more
What is Sluggish Cognitive Tempo?
My son was diagnosed with ADHD years ago and is taking medication. I’ve recently heard about another disorder called sluggish cognitive tempo. Can you explain what this is and whether it relates to ADHD?Read more
What do you think about this placebo pill for kids? You're supposed to give it to them instead of real medicine.
My nephew, age 8, was just diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), and his pediatrician recommended drug treatment. The problem seems to be that he doesn’t much like school and is restless (not disruptive!) in class. Drugs seem a bit drastic to me. Any recommendations?
Is acupuncture an appropriate treatment for children?
Can you tell me what the term "immune amnesia" means? I've heard that having measles erases the immune system's memory of earlier infections, leaving kids vulnerable to ones they've already had.
Is there any risk to putting a four-week-old baby boy on an antacid? The doctor wants to rule out GERD, so is trying an antacid for a week.
What can you tell me about amber teething necklaces for babies? Are the health claims substantiated by any research?
What do you think of current vaccination schedules for infants? They seem very crowded, and I've heard that among other possible risks, there are concerns they might be linked to developmental disabilities?
I have two 4-month old babies who are completely formula fed. I'm planning to introduce solids when they are six months old, but I don't know which foods are best to start out with. Some say fruits, some vegetables, the majority start with grains, but which is right?
Is it safe to use the product Camilia for a teething six-month-old? Our doctor doesn't recommend it because it contains belladonna. The manufacturer claims that the product is safe because it contains a homeopathic form of belladonna instead of an herbal form.
My daughter, now age five, does not have any toenails and has very few finger nails. She also does not have much hair. Everyone thinks she is a baby even though she is going into kindergarten. Could she be missing a vitamin?
How can I treat my baby's colic?