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The Best Helmet to Prevent Football Concussions is…

January 28th, 2015
The Best Helmet to Prevent Football Concussions is…"My son has just had his 6th concussion this football season. What's the best helmet to use? I want to keep him safe." Football helmets are there to protect the scalp and the cranium-the bones outside of the brain. They prevent ...

It’s the Thought that Counts

Yeah, yeah, yeah. You've heard it all before. After searching through 42 stores in 12 different shopping malls, standing in line for hours, ...

Cigarette Taxes & Birth Outcomes

The Question: Does increasing the tax on cigarettes result in healthier newborns? The Study: In this study a computer analysis of birth records ...

Burping & Colic: Is there any relationship?

Certain practices in pediatric care are ritualized for without any empirical evidence for their effectiveness. Burping is one such standalone ...

What is Colic?

What is colic? For non-medical people, colic is the distressful, incessant crying of infants that keeps parents up and forces many to question their abilities as a parent. For medical research purposes, this definition isn't precise enough. A recent literature review tried to determine if there ...

Vaccine Promotion Messaging

The Question: How effective are the messages designed to increase vaccination rates? The Study: The national vaccination rate is going down, leading to outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases that had once been rare. This study looked at four different messaging approaches designed to educate parents and reduce ...

Parenting Teens with ADHD

Parenting a teenager is never easy. Teenagers by nature are impulsive and moody creatures who are notoriously poor listeners. Given that ADHD is defined by impulsivity and inattention, it is no wonder that parenting a teen with ADHD is one of the most difficult ...

Sleep Apnea & Weight Gain

The Question: Does adenotonsillectomy (surgical removal of the tonsils and adenoids) for obstructive sleep apnea result in an excessive weight gain? The Study: ...

US Measles Immunization Rate

The U.S.A. may be number one in some areas, but not in its measles immunization rate. According to a recent report by the World ...

Feeding Teens: Everything in Moderation

Adolescence is a time for increasing autonomy, and this involves teenagers making more decisions about what they will or won't eat. Parents ...

Eating Disorders, Part I: Recognition

eating-disorders11 With all of the media coverage childhood obesity is getting these days, it's easy to forget about another food-related problem at the other end of the spectrum. It is less common but potentially much more ...

The Importance of Good Handwashing

handwashing11 The Question: Does good handwashing technique decrease the incidence of gastroenteritis in children? The Study: In this Spanish study, half of the nearly 1,350 children 4-12 years old were instructed to wash their hands with soap ...

Cough Medicines

What's the best medicine to treat your child's cough? It may be no medicine at all. A review of the literature found nothing to support the use of these medicines to control cough in children. There ...