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.
Last month, over 30% of Texan babies needing medical care for respiratory issues tested positive for a common seasonal virus, respiratory syncytial virus or RSV. As Dr. Matthew Wigder explained in a previous post about RSV, it’s a common seasonal virus, which infects nearly all children by the age of two.