When it comes to choosing childcare, there are a wide range of options out there. A babysitter, nanny, in-home daycare, drop-off daycare—how do you pick the best one for your child? In this video, Dr. Katherine Rivera goes over some of the questions you should ask and provides tips for vetting childcare options. Subscribe to
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Alcohol consumption during pregnancy poses significant peril to the healthy development of the unborn child. There is no known safe amount of alcohol during pregnancy. The consequences of prenatal alcohol exposure (PAE) are reflected in the different diagnoses that emerge under the umbrella of fetal alcohol spectrum disorders. At one end of the spectrum, growth
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After retrospectively analyzing the data of over 300,000 people, researchers in a recent Neurology journal paper report that a diagnosis of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) was associated with a greater risk of both seizures and epilepsy as compared to those diagnosed with influenza infection. Study: Incidence of Epilepsy and Seizures Over the First 6 Months After a
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Breastfed babies are believed to suffer fewer allergic conditions, like eczema and food allergies, than formula-fed babies; yet the reason has not been well understood. Now, a new study by Penn State College of Medicine finds that small molecules found in most humans’ breast milk may reduce the likelihood of infants developing allergic conditions like
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In a recent study published in The Lancet Regional Health – Americas, journal researchers examined the impact of the financial stress associated with the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic on the mental health of adolescents in the United States (U.S.). Study: COVID-19-related financial strain and adolescent mental health. Image Credit: Astafjeva / Shutterstock Background Related Stories Apart
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If you’re anything like me, you’re on your kids regularly to get off the screens! But no sooner do I reprimand them, than do I find myself absentmindedly reaching for my own smartphone to check e-mails. This year, we’re making a family resolution to cut down on screen time, and this is the plan we’re
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Looking for a thoughtful gift that won’t break the bank? These budget-friendly finds are fun to give and to receive. Looking for gifts under $25 for the office Secret Santa? Or maybe you want to show someone special that you’re thinking of them without dropping a lot of cash. These tiny surprises are the perfect
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In a recent study published in the Heart Rhythm journal, researchers at the University of California, San Francisco, assessed the relationship between different types of inhaled marijuana or tobacco product usage with ventricular and atrial arrhythmias. The impact of conventional tobacco smoking on coronary artery disorder is well understood. However, the effects of smoking on
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Uptake of national guidelines for the treatment of children hospitalized with COVID-19 fell well below what would typically be expected, report researchers at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) and elsewhere in Pediatrics. The researchers looked at the medical records of children with COVID-19 at 42 children’s hospitals across the country before and after
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You’ve heard of postpartum depression and postpartum anxiety, but this lesser-known, highly treatable mental illness can have devastating consequences when ignored. Tima’s* experience with motherhood was unlike anything she could have imagined. The Toronto-based new mom knew about the postpartum period and expected her body to change. What she didn’t anticipate was how simply giving
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