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Pumping Iron for Babies and the Rest of Us

Humans need iron. Babies triple their size in the first 12 months, and when the body gets bigger, the blood supply must get bigger. Iron is a critical mineral to build red blood cells. Without red blood cells, the body … Continue reading

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Constipation, Bedwetting and Urinary Tract Infections

UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital has an excellent information for parents developed by the department of urology. Its UrologyNewsletter.2016 provides information about childhood constipation, urinary tract infections and bedwetting. The booklet is 20 pages long, and you’ll find a table of … Continue reading

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Scars: What to Do

How a wound heals depends on many things. Here’s how to help the healing process. Always clean wounds with lots of running water right after the injury. An infected wound doesn’t heal well. Cuts that are deep and gape open … Continue reading

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Eliminating Foods in Food Allergy

Food Allergy Research and Education has the information you need if you want to better understand the difference between food allergies and intolerance, or if your child has been diagnosed with a food allergy and you need to eliminate specific foods … Continue reading

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Measles 1991: My Philadelphia Flashback

In 1991, Philadelphia experienced a measles outbreak. I was in medical school in the city, and I remember how difficult it was to control. Children—some of whom had never been immunized—died. Babies received measles vaccines at 6 months of age … Continue reading

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Resolution 4: Green and Yellow

  Can you eat a green and a yellow vegetable each day?

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What Color is your Snot?

   

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Resolution 3: Hungry Enough to Eat an Apple?

I’m hungry! Wait, are you really? Try this: pick a food for the family that’s healthy and good in it’s own right like a pear or an apple. When someone is hungry, do a gut check: are you hungry enough … Continue reading

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Resolution: 1

Resolutions are great. The problem is we almost always set our expectations too high. We are going to eat right, get active, straighten up and fly right. And as soon as we fail, we feel terrible. We give up. Instead, … Continue reading

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Humidifier

Humidifier or Vaporizer? Humidifier, hands-down. A cool mist humidifier is what you want to sooth irritated airways. Vaporizers heat water into steam and they can burn or scald children who are naturally curious and active. It’s unclear whether adding anything … Continue reading

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