Category: Health

Why You Shouldn’t Give Decongestants to Children

For many years parents (myself included) have a tough time dealing with feelings of helplessness, while their child or children endure the symptoms while waiting for the cold to run its course (which can take 7-10 days). This is especially true

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New 2018-2019 Flu Vaccine Recommendations: CDC & American Academy of Pediatrics

Last year, the flu was responsible for 179 pediatric deaths.  That was the most pediatric deaths caused by Influenza since the 2009-2010 H1N1 strain of the flu often referred to as “Swine Flu.”  It wasn’t just the most deadly in

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Censoring the CDC Puts Americans in Danger

  DISCLAIMER: This is not a political article. Yes, it contains news related to politics, however, this article is meant to educate and be helpful by pointing out the potential impact for all of our well-beings – both individually and

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More on the Suicide Epidemic

Suicide continues to be a significant problem in the United States, and remains the 10th leading cause of death. In 2011, 39,518 people took their own lives. The numbers are more alarming when broken down by age and gender. Consider

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Frequent Marijuana Use Bad for Teens’ Brains

Multiple Sources – August 10, 2014 At the American Psychological Association’s 122nd Annual Convention, psychologists discussed the health implications of legalizing marijuana which in part included the effect of marijuana on teens. Generally, psychologists agreed that smoking marijuana just once

Teen Use of Synthetic Human Growth Hormone Doubles from 2012 to 2013

Between 2012 and 2013, the use of HGH (Human Growth Hormone) without a prescription more than doubled among teens, grades 9 -12 seeking to improve their athletic performance and/or appearance.  Although the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids who published their results

The Number of Children and Adolescents Taking Psychotropic Medications Continues to Rise

For the second year in a row there has been an increase in the number of children and adolescents being treated with psychotropic medications.  Mental health needs across both genders of American youth continues to be addressed in part with

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Updated Notice of Privacy Practices (8/30/2013)

Attached, is my updated Notice of Privacy Practices which includes the all of the provisions necessary under the Omnibus HIPAA Rule-making. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office for Civil Rights announces a final rule that implements

Obesity vs. Addiction Or An Addiction????: Interview w/ Dr. Nora Volkow

In June 2013, the American Medical Association (AMA) declared obesity a disease, a move championed by many clinicians and derided by others. Debate aside, the announcement reinforced that the understanding and appreciation of obesity is evolving, and that in this era

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Prescription Painkiller Overdoses: A GROWING EPIDEMIC, ESPECIALLY AMONG WOMEN

July 2013 Prescription Painkiller Overdoses A growing epidemic, especially among women On this Page Introduction Problem What Can Be Done Science Behind this Issue Related Links Social Media Read Associated MMWR 48,000 Nearly 48,000 women died of prescription painkiller* overdoses

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