Ever wonder how to boost your child’s brain power? You can give your toddler a great mental jumpstart with a few important nutrients: antioxidants, omega-3 fatty acids and iron!
A new study published this week in the journal Pediatrics found that anesthesia exposure at age 3 years or less can cause problems with language — both understanding and expressing words.
Many parents who hear about this study will immediately wonder what impact it may have on their own children and ask:
My son James was born in 2009 at 31 weeks weighing an even 3 pounds. He had his first major surgery when he was only a few days old. He was diagnosed with Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia (CDH), a short esophagus and a few other internal abnormalities.
Mosquitoes, a familiar foe to anyone residing in Texas, have been in the local news more than usual in recent weeks. For decades, Texans have been dealing with their annoying presence most commonly during hot summer months and after wet weather. My dad would always tell me the Astros played inside because watching outdoor summer baseball in Houston was intolerable, not because of the heat but because of the mosquitoes.
By now most parents and college students in Texas know that incoming college freshmen under age 30 years have to get the meningitis vaccine before attending class. What you might not know though is why it’s so important to get the vaccine.
It’s important to get the meningococcal meningitis vaccine because the infection can be severely debilitating and even fatal. Teenagers and college students are at an increased risk for meningitis, which is spread through respiratory secretions transmitted from coughing, sneezing, kissing and sharing beverages or cigarettes.