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Kids’ Sugary Drink Habits Start Early

New government statistics show that despite all the warnings, American children drink sodas and other sugary drinks more often than is good for their health.

“For children, studies have shown that consuming sugary beverages is associated with weight gain, type 2 diabetes and dyslipidemia [high cholesterol], all of which have serious negative downstream health consequences,” . . . → Read More: Kids’ Sugary Drink Habits Start Early

Millions Of Children Live Miles Away From Child Surgery Specialists

A recent study reveals that millions of American children don’t live near specialists necessary for performing life saving surgeries.

“More than 10 million U.S. children don’t live near a pediatric anesthesiologist, a doctor who specializes in sedating children during surgery, according to a recent study.”

“Pediatric anesthesiologists give children the medications needed to sedate them . . . → Read More: Millions Of Children Live Miles Away From Child Surgery Specialists

How American Babies Behave Differently From Infants In Other Cultures

A recently published study by Dr. Maria Gartstein, a psychologist at Washington State University, made some interesting findings about how parents’ cultural values influenced the temperaments and behavior of their babies.

“Gartstein and her colleagues conducted a cross-cultural examination of the behavior of Chilean, Polish, South Korean and American babies, the results of which were recently . . . → Read More: How American Babies Behave Differently From Infants In Other Cultures

How many books are you going to read?

We’re 2 weeks into our Summer Reading Adventure! How many books are you going to read? Maybe all of them?

Full Course of Antibiotics Is Best for Infant Ear Infections, Study Finds

Ear infections are the most common reason doctors prescribe antibiotics for babies and young children.

“Because of the growing threat of drug-resistant bacteria, many physicians had hoped that a shorter course of antibiotics would be as effective as the standard 10 days of treatment for babies.”

“If . . . → Read More: Full Course of Antibiotics Is Best for Infant Ear Infections, Study Finds