Monthly Archives: May 2013

Internet Addiction Disorder (IAD)

There is a disorder called, Internet Addiction Disorder or IAD, according to some.  They compare this pathological use of a computer to play video or online games to gambling and other similar disorders.  Others disagree that there is such a … Continue reading

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Melanoma in Children due to Tanning Beds

Melanoma (a deadly skin cancer)  is increasing 2% annually in adolescents.  Girls are affected more than twice as often as boys.  The most common sites in boys were on the face and trunk.  The most common sites on girls were … Continue reading

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Migraines in Children Tied to Infantile Colic

Dr. Silvia Romanello and her associates in Paris, studied children from 6-18 years of age who presented to the Emergency Department with migraines.  They found that 73% of them had a history of colic as infants.  That is a huge number … Continue reading

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Tylenol & Motrin FREE Dosing APP for Iphone

It is called “Kids’ Wellness Tracker.” Tylenol and Motrin have a new app for your iphone that you can use to calculate the correct dosages for these medicines. It also has the ability to track medicines, growth and immunizations. It … Continue reading

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Sleeping with Babies Causes SIDS

Don’t sleep in the same bed with your baby! A new study shows babies under 3 months of age, that slept in the bed with their mothers, had 5 times the incidence of SIDS. This is compared to babies that … Continue reading

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Pregnancy, Bed rest & Prematurity

The journal Obstetrics & Gynecology studied pregnant mothers who were put on mandatory bed rest for the second half of the pregnancy to prevent premature births. They found that the bed rest may have made things worse and did not … Continue reading

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Bi-polar Disorder related to flu in pregnancy?

Is bi-polar disorder caused by flu in pregnancy?  A study in JAMA showed that mothers who contracted influenza, or the flu, during pregnancy, had a four fold increase of having children who later developed bi-polar disorder in their lifetime.

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Port-wine Birth Marks

Port-wine stain birth marks are due to a single gene change after conception.

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Prescription Drug Abuse in Teens

25% of teens admit they have abused prescription drugs. While 81% of parents say they have talked to their teens about marijuana, only 14% have discussed prescription drug abuse with their children.

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Cinnamon Challenge Dangers

The “Cinnamon challenge” has resulted in dozens of hospitalizations in teens and has caused permanent (life long) lung damage. Do not do the cinnamon challenge!

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