This is not a new topic. Lots of pediatric oncologists devote time to developing pediatric cancer guidelines that can be practiced safely in the resource-limited setting. This is just a sad case study of sorts of one of my kiddos in Botswana.
Last Saturday, Charlotte, a beautiful baby gift was born in Houston, making her parents very proud. Her debut was a heartwarming and much-anticipated one for everyone at Texas Children's Hospital.
Most of us have heard that frequently drinking soda is not good for us. Why is that? The usual concerns are weight gain and dental caries. However, a new Danish study released in January found a new reason to be concerned about drinking too much soda.
Many of you may have read in the media about a recent study in which contamination with arsenic was found in some samples of infant formulas as well as other foods. Families are rightfully concerned about the possible risks, especially when it comes to infant nutrition products.
Iron deficiency is the most common nutritional deficiency in children. In the United States, up to 9% of toddlers between 1 and 3 years of age, and 11% of adolescent girls have iron deficiency. Prematurity, early introduction of unmodified cow’s milk, obesity and continued bottle feeding during the second and third year of life are recognized risks for iron deficiency in young children. Poor diet and heavy menses are risks for the adolescent female.