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Can Peanut Allergies Be Prevented?

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Peanut allergies have become a serious affliction for a rising number of children in recent years, requiring homes, school and even airlines to remove any peanut-related food items from their cupboards and menus, as accidental consumption of peanuts – or even just a sniff - can often be fatal. While EpiPens have infiltrated thousands of kids’ backpacks and family emergency kits, things may be taking a turn for the better. Read More »

Tips to be your child’s health advocate

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By Jennifer Chung, Kinsights.comBeing engaged and informed in your child’s health is one of the most important roles that a parent can fill, but dealing with a health issue can be anxiety-inducing for most parents. Here are some practical tips to help you navigate health concerns for your child:Be informed: If you have been referred to a specialist, make a ... Read More »

Befriending Germs for Better Immunity

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Cringeworthy moments in a baby or toddler’s life often includes them eating food off the floor, sucking on their own toes, and touching what seems to be anything filthy they can find within arm’s reach. Most parents are quick to pull out the sanitizer and layer their kids with a thick coat of antibacterial liquid, but some would argue that society has gone a bit overboard when it comes to keeping their kids safe from germs. Read More »

Are Metals to Blame for Your Children’s Behavior?

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One of the biggest concerns for any mom is that her children are getting the proper nutrition so that they can be healthy and happy. After all, that is what moms everywhere want for their children. However, what your child is eating may be causing some behavior problems according to some recent studies. Research from Dr. Neil Ward of the University of Surrey has found that there is a link between excessive amounts of certain metals in food and aggressive or anti-social behavior in children. Since children’s brains and bodies are still developing, these metals could be causing conditions such as autism, anxiety, and depression as well as learning disabilities. Read More »

Preparing Your Children for a Doctor’s Visit

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For moms of young children, taking your kids to the doctor can be one of the most frustrating experiences. Many children become upset at the doctor’s office, refusing to go in the exam room at all costs or making a scene by crying and screaming uncontrollably. Next thing you know what was supposed to be a routine visit turned into a dress rehearsal for the Apocalypse! Read More »