When Should I Worry about a Stomachache?

When Should I Worry about a Stomachache? This is a question we get daily. A stomachache is something that everyone has had or will have. Stomachaches are a symptom of so many illnesses and conditions, that it would be almost impossible to list them all. The question...

How Much Formula or Milk Does My Baby Need?

How Much Formula or Milk Does My Baby Need? The answer depends on age and size. In general, a newborn will only take 10-15ml (1/3-1/2 ounce) every 2-4 hours for the first few days. After a few days of age, then they will usually take about 1-2 ounces a feeding. They...

Arsenic In Rice Baby Cereal

Arsenic In Rice Baby Cereal? A study in JAMA Pediatrics found that babies in New Hampshire, who ate baby rice cereal have much higher levels of Arsenic in their urine compared to babies who didn’t eat rice foods. Arsenic is a metal in the ground and can be found...

Teething Symptoms

What are Teething Symptoms? Parents regularly ask, “Is (insert symptom here) due to teething?” Now, we finally have a study that answers that question. The study in Pediatrics says that being cranky, rubbing gums, drooling and fever of 100.4 or less are...

Blind Iditarod Musher’s Advice

“We have a choice. We can either sit back and say, ‘I’m blind, I’m deaf, I’m in a wheechair, I have a short attention span’ and feel sorry for ourselves and say, ‘Poor me.’ Or we can just decide, this is what we are...

Harmful Effects of Marijuana Use

Harmful Effects of Marijuana Use 1. Addiction (9% of users overall, 17% of users who begin use in adolescence, 25-50% of daily users) 2. Altered brain development. 3. Poor educational outcome (increased likelihood of dropping out of school) 4. Lower IQ among more...

Zika Virus- What to Know

Baby with microcephaly This is what a baby looks like when the mother gets Zika virus while pregnant. The virus is spread by mosquitoes. You don’t even have to come into contact with anyone that is sick. The Cause The Zika virus infection passes from the...

Zika Virus Pregnant Women Travel Warning

Pregnant Women Travel Warning The CDC has issued interim travel guidance related to Zika virus for 14 countries and territories in Central and South America, and the Caribbean. Out of an abundance of caution, pregnant women advised to consider postponing travel to...