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Vitamin d Skin Cancer Melanoma Sunscreen Photoprotection – No

The problem with sunscreens is that their use should protect people against adverse effects of sunlight exposure without significantly affecting the vitamin D status. Vitamin D is called the sunshine vitamin and for good reasons. The major source of vitamin D for both children and adults is exposure of the …

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How to Prevent and Treat Lice

How to prevent and treat lice The prevention and treatment of head lice can be a difficult task to undertake. If you have school aged children, chances are good that at some point and time they are going to be exposed to head lice or possibly get them. Head lice …

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Girls Pre Menstrual and Menstrual Problems and Birth Control Pills

Girls, Pre-menstrual and Menstrual Problems and Birth Control Pills From a pediatric perspective, a risk assessment with regard to putting girls on oral birth control pills for pre-menstrual and menstrual problems, involves a number of important factors, the first of which includes the health, mental status and general wellbeing of …

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Wha is a Safe Test for down Syndrome and other Genetic Prenatal Diseases

During a pregnancy common prenatal testing is performed invasive or non-invasive (methods), diagnosis for diseases or conditions in fetus (embryo) before birth. 1 “According to the March of Dimes, about 150,000 babies are born with birth defects each year (2007) in the United States”. One of many causes related to …

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How to get Rid of Head Lice and Nits

Prescription and over the counter head lice treatments contain toxic chemicals pesticides and insecticides that can be extremely harmful to children and adults alike. Parents turn to over the counter products with the hopes that they will magically get rid of their lice problems, only to find a week later …

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Childhood Vaccines Assessing the Risks

What a Parent Should Know Before They Vaccinate Their Child Doctors don’t really like to discuss vaccinations. Many of them have seen first hand the results of childhood diseases and their long-term effect on the victims. It is hard to debate the fact that vaccinations have saved millions of lives …

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Adolescent Challenges in Middle School

Attending middle school can be a daunting experience for most teens. Middle school students are in the midst of a vast array of developmental transitions: physical, emotional, social, and intellectual. Hormones are beginning to pump, changing bodies and feelings. Emotionally, hormones are also affecting how middle school kids feel about …

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Signs and Symptoms of Scabies

When most people hear the word “scabies” they become frightened and might feel “dirty”. Scabies can be uncomfortable however they are treatable. Scabies is not particular and does not single anyone out, infestations occur in all age-groups, races, and economic classes. Scabies is caused by the female mite also called …

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Pediatricchild Health Resourcesinformation

AAP PEDIATRIC RESOURCES FOR PARENTS As a parent, you understand the need to have good resources at hand. In this age of the World Wide Web, finding those resources has become much easier, but also confusing at times. There are so many so called experts out there giving away free …

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Understanding the Explosion in Psychotropic Drug use among Children

First let me say that nobody is saying these drugs are not necessary, especially in severe cases of mentally retarded children. They may also be relevant when all other measure’s have been taken in certain children with problematic behavior. That being said, it is actually a sin the way we …

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