Each and every year, 2.5 million children die worldwide because they have missed important, life-saving vaccinations. Researchers are now trying to find a way to better ensure that those immunizations are better tracked; they believe they may have found their answer in fingerprint-based recognition systems.
For years, we’ve assumed that osteoporosis—increased fragility of bones—is a condition related to older people. However, the American Academy of Pediatrics, now believes that the foundation for this condition is actually laid in early childhood and adolescence. Because of this, they are now encouraging greater emphasis on bone health earlier in life among both parents and pediatricians.
For some women there comes a point when they decide they are done having children. Whether it is because they are happy with their family dynamic or financially they don’t think they can support more, every couple comes to this decision for their own personal reasons. And when they come out of surgery they believe that this chapter of their life is closed. But for a small percentage of women – this isn’t the case. And while tubal Ligation surgery is supposed to be permanent it does come with a .5% chance of failure.
While medication alone can manage symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder for most children, studies have suggested that some children may do better and take lower doses of stimulant medications when receiving behavioral therapy along with ADHD drugs. Unfortunately, a new study has revealed that only about one quarter of commercially insured children taking ADHD medication are also receiving psychotherapy, and in many parts of the country, the percentage is much lower.
As we all know, babies come when they want and where they want. April Brown, born three months premature, simply reinforced this knowledge by deciding that she wanted to come early while her mother was on her lunch break. But, unlike some of our eager babies, April did give at least a little bit of a warning to her mother, Hannah Brown, even if she didn’t quite recognize it as such.
When we have children, as parents, we tend to keep a close eye on them after they are born. If they sneeze or cough, we have the pediatrician on the phone to see how we can make them feel better. By the time they are two or three years old, they become a little more independent, and we eventually realize that a little sneeze here and there probably isn’t anything to worry about. The same goes for a little case of the hiccups, right?
A routine traffic stop for a broken headlight revealed much more than a Florida police officer could imagine.
A Miami mom is in jail, and a baby is in the custody of the Florida Department of Children and Families after the 5-month-old was found crying in the trunk of the family’s car.