Homeopathy is an alternative branch of medical science that works on the basic principle of "similia similibus curenter" means like cures like. And as a certified Homeopathic physician, I always love to share the goodness of Homeopathy with others....more
I have no medical training, so this should not be taken as medical advice. If you are wondering about symptoms, get off the internet and call a qualified physician!
Let's talk about ticks. Ugh, my head is itchy just thinking about it. I'm going to go take a shower now.
Okay, I'm back. Just thinking about ticks gives me the heebie jeebies. But I've got to write about them (and compulsively scratch myself all the while) because I've learned some things about ticks and Lyme disease that I didn't know two weeks ago.
We just got the test results back. My little guy has Lyme disease and is on a course of antibiotics for it. Which means it's likely that there's a tick somewhere in my house.
Fever is not all bad. In fact, raising your body temperature enhances the body’s infection-fighting defenses. Lizards, fish and even cockroaches and leeches mount a fever to fight infection. But only humans take medicine to get rid of their fever....more
Don’t whiten your child’s teeth just yet.Their new permanent teeth aren’t really yellow, they just appear that way. We all think that the enamel on the outside of teeth is white, but really enamel is semi-translucent. So tooth color is mostly determined by the color of the material inside the tooth. As it so happens, the dentin inside teeth is quite yellow....more
There are a lot of reasons to get your child into a solid, consistent physical fitness program for kids from early on in their life. Setting the habit early will help ensure they stick with it into their elementary and high school years, and hopefully help them maintain a healthy living style once they’re on their own in college and beyond. Many people don’t get the recommended amount of fitness and exercise in their lives that is needed to stay healthy. Making sure your kid is staying active and fit in their everyday lives is one of the most important jobs of a parent....more
Okay, I know what you're thinking. I can hardly get my kids to eat a carrot and here she is bragging that her kids eat spirulina. Show-off.Well, it's not like that at all. I, too, can hardly get my kids to eat vegetables, but I can get them to eat spirulina... thanks to this recipe.And it all started with Woody Harrelson....more
One Saturday I awoke, life as usual. By that afternoon, life had begun to slide a little to the left as my son was diagnosed with neurological hearing loss. Words I never claimed as my own began to slowly insert themselves into the vocabulary of my life: disability. hearing aid. 504. child study team. degenerative? MRI. personal FM....more
Our colleagues at our local Poison Control Center put together a list of iPhone apps that can help parents gain quick access to information about chemicals in the event of an exposure or potential exposure to chemicals. Some of the apps are free and some require a fee, but helpful to know what is available, and some are available for Android systems. Check out our website for more information on kids and chemical safety at http://kidschemicalsafety.org....more
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