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Pyloric Stenosis — Avoiding Inevitable Surgery?
Many babies spit up. A few, though, gradually eject larger quantities of breastmilk or formula until they are barely keeping anything down. This can be caused by a condition called pyloric stenosis, where the muscular valve at the base of the stomach grows too tight to allow milk to pass.Read full story
Weight Lifting for Kids – Safe? Effective?
My 14-year-old son is gearing up for freshman high school football in the fall. Team weightlifting starts next week. Is it healthy? Can this stunt long-term growth?Read full story
Toddler’s Snacks Predict Later Cavities
Toddlers who drank lots of juice or who ate candy more than once a week were nearly twice as likely as their peers to have a mouthful of cavities by kindergarten, according to a 2001 study published in Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology.Read full story
The study in the August 2000 issue of Pediatrics about the high rate of SIDS in home daycare suggests to me that this tragedy is the tip of a large iceberg. Most home daycares are unlicensed and run by older women who may have a wealth of experience — but who often don’t have access [...]Read full story
Driving and Teens
Teenage driving is a dangerous proposition, with fatal collisions the leading cause of death in 15-19 year olds. But getting teens together in a car multiplies the risk. According to a report in the March 22/29th, 2000 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association, if a 16-year-old driver brings along a friend the [...]Read full story