Pediatric Stroke | Notice the Symptoms

A stroke is a medical condition that occurs when the blood flow to the brain is interrupted and brain cells are deprived of oxygen. It is in common misconception that only adults have strokes. Anyone of any age can experience a stroke, including infants, children, and teens. Certain factors, such as a congenital heart defect, maternal high blood pressure during pregnancy, or head or neck […]

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Artificial Sweeteners | Sugar Substitutions, An Unhealthy Solution

Many of us choose to drink diet sodas and eat sugar-free treats sweetened with artificial sweeteners, believing that they will help us lose weight and have no negative side effects. A recently published study has called this into question. In this study, researchers found artificial sweeteners can cause glucose intolerance, which leads to high blood sugar, in both mice and a group of human volunteers. […]

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New Autism Treatment for Infants | Video Feedback Therapy

According to studies of kids with autism, an infant who has a sibling diagnosed with autism may be at increased risk of also having autism. A recently published study holds good news for parents of these at-risk infants. The study showed using a new autism treatment for infants, video feedback therapy, may help reduce the severity of autism symptoms. In the study, a group of […]

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Infant Juice Intake

Almost all kids enjoy the sweet taste of fruit juice and many toddlers will not leave home without taking along a sippy cup filled with fruit juice. However, the American Association of Pediatrics has recently changed their guidelines for infant juice intake and how much juice toddlers and big kids should drink. Infants under 12 months: Previous guidelines allowed for fruit juice to be served to infants […]

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