Month: September 2022

Whether your toddler is repeatedly whining and throwing temper tantrums or if whining has become a habit for an older child, Dr. Dehra Harris has the techniques to get your child to stop whining. Visit Children’s MomDocs (a blog by mom physicians at St Louis Children’s Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine): http://bit.ly/2k3V2W2 Learn
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A new study explored whether adherence to American Academy of Pediatrics guidelines for diet and physical activity had any relationship with toddlers’ ability to remember, plan, pay attention, shift between tasks and regulate their own thoughts and behavior, a suite of skills known as executive function. Reported in The Journal of Pediatrics, the study found
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Mind-body practices such as yoga and meditation are increasingly popular tools for promoting health and combating diseases, including type 2 diabetes. Approximately 66% of Americans with type 2 diabetes use mind-body practices and many do so because they believe it helps control their blood sugar. Until now, however, whether mind-practices can reduce blood glucose levels
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A group of Stanford Medicine scientists have been awarded approximately $10 million from the National Institutes of Health’s Autism Centers of Excellence program. The funding, announced by the NIH Sept. 6, will support research on the relationship between sleep dysregulation and autism symptoms. This is the first time Stanford University has been designated an Autism
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As pregnancy brings many normal changes for your body, it can be challenging to identify red flags that may point to premature labor, even if you are far from your due date. So how can you know if you are experiencing preterm labor? Here are the symptoms you may be able to recognize at home.
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The first large, real-world study of the effectiveness of mRNA COVID-19 vaccines during pregnancy found these vaccines, especially two initial doses followed by a booster, are effective in protecting against serious disease in expectant mothers whether the shots are administered before or during pregnancy. Pregnant women were excluded from COVID-19 mRNA vaccine clinical trials, so
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It’s estimated that 150,000 kids were sent to residential schools, and that legacy of neglect, lack of education and abuse is still being felt today. Residential schools for First Nations, Métis and Inuit kids were run by church organizations in partnership with the Canadian government from 1883 until 1969. Designed to force Indigenous children to
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In a recent study published in the Radiology journal, researchers in Germany assessed the pulmonary dysfunction observed after pediatric coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Children and adolescents with severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection experience a milder course than adults and recover within a few weeks. The definition of a symptom varies; therefore, there
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