New Study – Mothers Who Smoke During Pregnancy Increase Their Baby’s Risk for Hospitalization and Death

American Academy of Pediatrics in Washington State analyzed hospitalizations and deaths for 50,000 infants born in the state between 1987 and 2004.  Infants with mothers who smoked during their pregnancy were hospitalized 50 percent more and died from a wide … Continue reading

Get the Facts Before Using Urgent Care or Retail Based Clinics For Your Child’s Well Care Visits (Sports Physicals, Etc.)

I was pumping my gas the other day at Kroger when I saw a small advertisement hanging off the pump touting “sports physicals for $39” as if this was supposed to be a bargain. I know the summertime is filled … Continue reading

Antibiotic Resistance Will Pose a Large Threat to Future Medicine If We Don’t All Work Together

If bacterial infections develop a resistance to antibiotics, then even patients having minor surgery could risk dying from infections that can no longer be treated. Some doctors and medical officials are saying that global action is needed to fight antibiotic resistance … Continue reading

Nutrition: 5-2-1-0 Program

“5-2-1-0 Healthy” is a public education campaign helping families, schools, communities and physicians to raise awareness of nutritional and physical activity daily guidelines. Its straightforward message represents important steps that you and your families can take to prevent childhood obesity: … Continue reading