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More on Measles: A Letter From The Physicians and Staff of Pediatrics of Florence

If you haven't heard or read about it in the news, there has been an outbreak of measles that started in California and has spread to multiple states throughout the United States. Measles is one of the most contagious diseases in the world, in that, unless one has immunity from vaccination or … [Read More...]

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Obesity in Adolescence Can Be Influenced By Watching Too Much TV Or Having An Obese Parent

Overweight 5th graders who watched 30 hours of TV and had an obese parent had a 21% chance of becoming obese in 10th grade. Overweight children and adolescents can get fit but they must overcome some lifestyle challenges. A new study by Mark A. Schuster, MD, PhD, of Boston Children's Hospital … [Read More...]

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Measles Have Infected Up to 121 People in 17 States So Far As of February 6th 2015

More than 100 cases of measles now confirmed in U.S More than 100 people in the U.S. have been confirmed as having measles with most of them residing in California. Most of the cases are linked to an outbreak that began at Disneyland in December of 2014 when an infected person from outside the … [Read More...]

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FDA Advises That Cold Medications for Infants and Toddlers Can Carry a Serious Risk. Rest and Extra Care Are Key!

The FDA warns that Over-the-counter (OTC) cold and cough medicine should not be given to children younger than 2 because they could cause serious and potentially deadly side effects. Antibiotics aren't a cure either because they treat bacterial infections, while colds are usually caused by viruses. … [Read More...]

Internet Bullying

Frequent Communication With Parents and Family Dinners Help Protect Kids From the Harmful Consequences of Bullying

Internet bullying, also known a cyberbullying, can cause kids to have substance use and mental health problems. In a study by the Journal of the American Medical Association it is found that frequent communication with parents and family dinners can help to protect kids from the harmful consequences … [Read More...]

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