Prescriptions Too Expensive

Prescriptions Too Expensive?  We have regular calls from parents about the high cost of their prescription medicines. Due to high deductible insurance plans, the costs of prescriptions are being shifted to the patients. The following are tips to reduce rx costs: 1....

Calcium and Vitamin D RDA

Vitamin D Table 2: Recommended Dietary Allowances (RDAs) for Vitamin D [1] Age Male Female Pregnancy Lactation 0–12 months* 400 IU (10 mcg) 400 IU (10 mcg) 1–13 years 600 IU (15 mcg) 600 IU (15 mcg) 14–18 years 600 IU (15 mcg) 600 IU (15 mcg) 600 IU (15 mcg) 600 IU...

Butter Reduces Diabetes Risk

Daily Butter Lowers Diabetes Risk Nine studies covering 600,000 people were analyzed. Consuming butter did not increase stroke, coronary heart disease or cardiovascular disease. Eating one tablespoon of butter daily led to a 1% increase in mortality risk and 4% lower...

Fathers Matter to Children

Fathers Matter A report in Pediatrics says, ” Researchers found that preschoolers with involved fathers were less likely to have mental health symptoms such as aggression or anxiety, while older youths whose fathers were involved had a lower likelihood of...

What to do for Teething

Teething gets blamed for more problems than it causes. In my experience, the average age for the first tooth erupting is about 9 months. This is different than the ages that I have seen reported in other sources. Other than a baby who is born with a tooth, the...