Month: September 2021

A new community-based approach to helping children manage their asthma symptoms will launch in up to 40 public, charter, and parochial schools across the Bronx, and enroll 416 students aged 4-12 years old. The five-year study, titled Evaluation of the Asthma Management Program to Promote Activity for Students in Schools (Asthma-PASS), is supported by a
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IN THIS ARTICLE Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a neurodevelopmental disorder that is not directly associated with food, meaning there are no known foods that can cause or cure ADHD symptoms. However, some studies indicate that certain foods and nutrients may affect the child’s behavior by altering their mood and self-control. Learning about such foods
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The presence of greenspaces near homes and schools is strongly associated with improved physical activity and mental health outcomes in kids, according to a massive review of data from nearly 300 studies. Published online Sept. 29 in the journal Pediatrics, the review conducted by Washington State University and University of Washington scientists highlights the important
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Messenger ribonucleic acid (mRNA) vaccines have been proven safe, relatively fast-acting, and effective against the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Evidence also suggests that these vaccines are safe for pregnant women to use. Despite this, only 16.3% of pregnant women have received the vaccine, thus demonstrating understandable reluctance given the high levels of media attention to
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Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE Congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH) is an inherited disorder of the adrenal glands. Adrenal glands are located above the kidneys, and they produce three types of hormones. Cortisol: Regulates energy, blood pressure, and blood sugar levels and helps in recovery from severe illnesses Aldosterone: Regulates the amount of salt and water
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Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE Pancake, also known as flapjack or griddlecake, is a fluffy, soft starch-based dish that people usually eat for breakfast. One can make sweet or savory pancakes using different flours and other ingredients, such as egg, milk, and butter. Since pancakes are easy to make and customizable, you may consider adding
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IN THIS ARTICLE Obesity is defined as having excess body fat. A toddler is considered overweight when their weight is higher than the average weight for toddlers of their age. A healthy weight trajectory is one in which the toddler’s height and weight increase proportionally as they grow. When toddlers deviate from their healthy weight
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Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE Intussusception is a condition in which one part of the intestine slides or telescopes inside the other part. This may occur anywhere in the gastrointestinal tract. However, the junction between small and large intestines (ileocecal junction) often has a higher risk of telescoping than other segments. Intussusception can cause intestinal
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Image: iStock IN THIS ARTICLE Lactating mothers spend several hours a day sitting with their babies in their hands. The baby’s weight may strain their backs. Yoga practice can improve posture and flexibility, helping your overall health (1). Various yoga poses can help stretch and strengthen the overused muscles of the back and neck for
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