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New Blood Pressure Guidelines for Children

Female doctor measuring blood pressure of a child patient using the pressure sleeve and her stethoscope

Measuring children’s blood pressure has been a challenge for doctor’s and pediatricians, and the guidelines unclear and confusing. 

“Now, the new guidelines provide a short, easy-to-use table based only on a child’s . . . → Read More: New Blood Pressure Guidelines for Children

The Powerful Question Every Parent Needs To Ask Their Child During Meals

A dietitian writes that how children eat is almost as important for their future relationship to food as what they eat.

“While learning to like a variety of nutritious food is important, how children eat is just as important. Research shows that as kids get older, they gradually lose their ability to regulate their food . . . → Read More: The Powerful Question Every Parent Needs To Ask Their Child During Meals

When Adults Choose Not To Vaccinate Against Measles, Babies Pay The Price

Recent study shows that when adults decide not to vaccinate themselves or their children against the measles, it is the youngest embers of the population, babies and toddlers, who are left most vulnerable.

“In a new analysis of all measles cases from 2001 to 2015, researchers from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention . . . → Read More: When Adults Choose Not To Vaccinate Against Measles, Babies Pay The Price

How Smartphones Are Making Kids Unhappy

A whole generation of children and adolescents is growing up with constant presence of smart phones and Jean Twenge, a professor of psychology at San Diego State University, calls these young people (born between 1995 and 2012) “iGen.”

“She says members of this generation are physically safer than those who came before them. They drink . . . → Read More: How Smartphones Are Making Kids Unhappy