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Guidelines for Germ Prevention
Minimizing the number of disease-causing germs that you are exposed to is easier than you might think. The key to success is knowing where the bugs reside – at home and elsewhere – and what to use to eliminate them.Read full story
Understanding Blood Types
Human blood genetics are quite complex because at each point there are a number of possible characteristics. Nevertheless, the genetics of human blood is far better understood than that of any other human tissue. To make things a little easier to understand, here are some guidelines for understanding how both the ABO blood types and […]Read full story
Healthy Eating, Part V – Good news for vegetable haters everywhere!
Given the opportunity, starting your baby off with good eating habits is a great way to go. Even if it’s too late for that now, an important lesson from the first feedings still applies: New tastes can be acquired! This is good news for vegetable-haters everywhere.Read full story
Helping Kids Eat Smart
Encourage your children’s teachers to teach the class at least a little about good nutrition at the beginning of each year. If eating well is confirmed by this outside authority and is tied in with success at school, it will help.Read full story
Healthy Eating, Part IV – Motivators for school age children and adolescents
During school years, the phenomenon of peer pressure begins to become a very powerful force. Children see what’s packed in each other’s lunches. And, yes, it’s not unusual for your darling to trade the apple for potato chips or the carrot for a candy bar. If they don’t bring their own lunches, the choices available […]Read full story
Healthy Eating, Part III – The five greatest motivators for preschool children to eat healthy foods
Let’s get practical. The five greatest motivators for preschool children to eat healthy foods are:Read full story
Healthy Eating, Part II – What foods do children need? What foods should be avoided?
When my son Kevin was about 3 years old, he spied a green pea. He picked it up between his fingers and rolled it over. It looked good! He then pushed the pea up his nose. Interesting. Vegetables are fun! He used another pea to push the first one up higher. Then another. Yet another […]Read full story
Healthy Eating, Part I – How important is good nutrition?
With all that we know about tobacco, how can people still smoke? Easy. They’re enticed by big business; they enjoy it; it’s cool; and it’s very, very habit forming. Now for the shock–poor nutritional choices cause every bit as much cancer, death, disability, and chronic disease as cigarettes do. The modern American diet is public […]Read full story
Ownership and Sharing Rules
For my children, we have three rules of sharing to help teach respect:Read full story
Guidelines for Antibiotic Use
Recognizing the urgent problem of antibiotic overuse, in 1998 the Centers for Disease Control and the Academy of Pediatrics have issued guidelines for when to use (and when not to use) antibiotics for the most common pediatric respiratory infections (Pediatrics 1998; 101:163–184). Ear infections, sinus infections, bronchitis, sore throats, and colds account for three fourths […]Read full story