“Oops!”

There’s been a big “whoopsie” in coding Covid-19 deaths.  The CDC reported 966,575 deaths from COVID-19 last Friday after correcting the data earlier this week, which reduced the death tallies in all age groups, including children. In a statement to Reuters, the health agency said it made adjustments to its COVID Data Tracker’s mortality data on March 14 because its algorithm…

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Making Kids Fatter

The pandemic has thrown everyone for a loop. As a result, we’re all pretty much off our game and have distracted ourselves with whatever may be in front of us. And for a lot of us, that may be mindless eating.  Unfortunately, that goes for kids as well. A new study from Pediatric Obesity found…

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Teens Catch Moods

It seems that teenagers share more than clothes and secrets.  There is a newly discovered contagion running rampant among teens, and it has been staring us blankly in the face all along.  A UK study has found that teenagers can “catch” moods from their friends.  Unfortunately, negative moods appear to be more contagious than positive.…

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Dads

  Because this past weekend was Father’s Day as well as the anniversary of Joe’s passing, we wanted to take a minute to tell all the dads out there how much we appreciate them. Dads are incredible masters of building forts and sandcastles, slaying dragons, storytelling, playing catch, kissing boo-boos, braiding hair, and baking cupcakes.…

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Hormone Imbalance & Children

Having examined hormone imbalances in men, women, and teens, we’re now taking a closer look at hormone imbalance and children. Unsurprisingly, many of the causes are the same in children as they are for adults, so we’re going to focus more on the signs and symptoms of hormonal imbalance in children. Kids come with their…

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Grandparents Rock!

Good news for grandparents! Actually, good news for grandparents, their kids, and their kids’ kids! According to a study from the Women’s Health Aging Project in Australia, researchers found that postmenopausal women, ages 57 to 68, who spend one day a week caring for their grandchildren may have a lower risk of developing Alzheimer’s and…

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Is ADHD a Fraud?

A renowned and widely respected Harvard Psychologist Jerome Kagan is making some bold, counter-cultural claims about kids and ADHD.  In an interview with Spiegel online, the influential psychologist was very blunt. About ADHD, he said: It is an invention. Every child who’s not doing well in school is sent to see a pediatrician, and the pediatrician…

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Lead Exposure has Lifelong Consequences

We’ve known for decades that ingesting lead is a very bad thing. It’s been linked to increased risk of dozens of disease states. The risk was so significant that lead based paint and painting have been outlawed. NPR is reporting today about yet another study focusing on children and lead exposure. The study followed 560…

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Red Yeast Rice Effectively Lowers Cholesterol in Kids

  A clinical trial from the Dept. of Pediatrics, University of Turin, Italy has successfully demonstrated that Red Yeast Rice is “effective, safe and well tolerated” in treating children with hypercholesterolemic (AKA – very high cholesterol). There are many reasons why a child (or adult) might have high cholesterol. Obesity, diet, diabetes and genetics are all shown…

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