Monthly Archives: October 2013

Obamacare Facts

1. Healthcare.gov is the official website for information and enrollment. 2. Medicaid coverage is available to Americans who earn less than $14,856 (individual) or $30,657 (family of 4) in 24 states.  Other states have different levels. 3. Obamacare exchanges have … Continue reading

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Autism Link to Genetic Defect

A study of 79 families with speech or language difficulties, found a genetic link to autism. The genetic defect is on chromosomes 15 and 16. The genes have to do with language. There was a connection between family members with … Continue reading

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Top Pediatrician in Utah 2013

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Breast Milk Contaminated with Bacteria

The FDA is warning that breast milk purchased from individuals or online is contaminated by high bacteria counts, including disease causing bacteria.   The increase in bacteria was found in 74% of breast milk samples tested.  This is in a … Continue reading

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Reglan Safe for Nausea & Vomiting in Pregnancy

A Danish study of over 1.2 million pregnancies, covering 14 years, found that Reglan (metoclopramide) is safe for use in pregnancy.  There was no increase in birth defects, miscarriage, low birth weight or prematurity.  The drug is used to treat … Continue reading

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Rotavirus Vaccine works!

The CDC reports that hospitalizations for Rotavirus infections dropped by 80% since 2006, when the vaccine was first introduced. It even protects older children, teens and adults. Hospitalizations dropped 43% in adults through age 44, after 2006.

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Peanut Butter Reduces Breast Disease!

Girls aged 9 to 15 who regularly ate peanut butter or nuts appear to have a lower likelihood of developing benign breast disease by age 30, according to a study of more than 9,000 girls published in Breast Cancer Research … Continue reading

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Prolonged Breast Feeding Linked to Celiac Disease

In a Norwegian study of 107,000 babies, breastfeeding longer than 12 months of age was linked to an increase of 49% of Celiac Disease in the child, compared to children whose mothers weaned the baby at 12 months. Also, starting … Continue reading

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Teens Raised by Same Sex Parents Fail to Graduate

A Canadian study on 20% of the country’s 2006 census, revealed that teens who were raised by same-sex parents, were 65% as likely to graduate high school as children raised by opposite sex parents. Girls fared much worse than boys. … Continue reading

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