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Archive for September, 2016

Sweatshirts for Children Creating Choking Risks


Date: September 17th, 2016

Voluntary Recall

The Consumer Product Safety Commission issued a statement reporting that Kroger had voluntarily recalled approximately 140,000 zippered sweatshirts that had fleece lining and came in children’s sizes because the shirts could pose a risk of choking to the wearer. The zippers on the shirts could become detached and create a choking hazard for the child wearing the sweatshirt.

Grief can make you Physically Ill


Date: September 16th, 2016

Loss of Companionship

Whenever one of our loved ones dies, it effects every aspect of our lives. We are impacted greater according to the closeness of the relationship we shared with the individual. Grieving spouses who were married for long periods of time often die within a few months of their spouse. They do not die of a long term illness, or an accident, but they die because the physical functions of their bodies were changed by the loss they experienced.

1 in every 6 College Students Misuse ADHD Meds


Date: September 15th, 2016


College students are under a great deal of pressure to get good grades, and when people who do not have hyperactivity disorders or attention deficit disorders take the medication prescribed for people with these disorders, they say that they have an increased amount of concentration.

Common ADHD Drugs being abused by College Students

The two drugs that college students are using the most often in an attempt to improve their grades are Ritalin and Adderall. These drugs are considered to be Type II narcotics. That means that law enforcement officers consider these medications in the same manner that they consider cocaine or methamphetamines.

Weekday Sleep Deprivation may increase Obesity Risk


Date: September 14th, 2016

Sleep Deprivation Consequences

Sleep deprivation is common for all adults. We miss sleep for social engagements, we miss sleep because of stress and worry, we miss sleep because of work, we miss sleep because of time changes, and illnesses. Most of the time people think that they will miss a little sleep during the week and make up that sleep on the weekend when they do not have work commitments.

Soft Drinks no Longer Included in Burger King Kid Meals


Date: September 13th, 2016

Burger King Statement concerning the change

Burger King officials say that they stopped including a fountain soda with their kids meals in order to offer guests more options that meet their lifestyle needs. Drinks will still be included with the kid’s meals, but the drinks will be fat-free milk, 100% apple juice, or low-fat chocolate milk. Soft drinks will still be listed, and will still be available to children, but they will not be listed on the kids menu.

Surprising Places that Body Fat Hides


Date: September 11th, 2016

Our Need for Fat

Everyone wants to be thin, and to have as little body fat as possible, but the human body needs a certain amount of fat in order for it to be healthy and function normally.
The layer of fat on our bodies helps us to stay warm when temperatures are low. The fat on our bodies is burned as energy and fat plays a critical role in the protection of organs. Fat is positioned around some organs to protect them from injury. Fat also plays a role in the correct hormonal balance we have.

Pediatricians against the Legalization of Marijuana


Date: September 10th, 2016

Concerns of Pediatricians about Teens and Marijuana Consumption

Marijuana can create memory lapses, and concentration problems, in users. Teens who use marijuana may start to fail in their studies. The drug is known to impair motor skills of users. When teens use marijuana and have impaired motor skills, they are more apt to be involved in an accident.
The teen that are often using marijuana are at a greater risk of falling and injuring themselves because the drug interferes with mobility and coordination. The more often that a teen uses this drug the larger risk they take of injury or death from the side effects.

Pediatricians increasingly asked to Delay Vaccinations


Date: September 9th, 2016

Most of the pediatricians who took part in the survey said that they were frequently asked by parents to change the schedule for the vaccinations their children needed. Many of the pediatricians said that they did spread out vaccination schedules for parents who requested them to do so.

The Risks

The vaccination schedule has been established so that children get the proper doses of vaccine into their blood stream to stop them from contracting serious cases of childhood diseases. Many of the vaccinations that are given to protect children from things like measles, mumps, and chicken pox, are given in multiple doses. Each dose contains a small amount of the vaccine and the children grow immune to the disease over a period of time as the medicine is introduced at increasing levels into their bloodstream.

Homes without Dishwasher have Kids with Less Allergies


Date: September 8th, 2016

Hygiene Hypothesis

This hypothesis suggests that children who grow up in too clean of an environment do not develop the natural antibodies they need so they are more prone to becoming allergic to common bacteria. These children are supposedly more susceptible to microorganisms because they have never been exposed to common bacteria that would have promoted their own antibody growth.
A home that is too clean is one that uses nothing but antibacterial soaps, detergents, and cleaning agents. The children from these homes do not play with animals, they do not play in bare-feet, and they are not generally allowed to get dirty.

Heart Protection after Cardiac Episodes from Omega-3


Date: September 7th, 2016

Heart Attack Facts

About 720,000 people in the United States will have a heart attack this year. Once a person has a heart attack their heart is capable of reorganizing itself so that it can maintain function, or in some cases improve function. Many people have hearts that undergo adverse changes after the cardiac arrest episode. These hearts may include an enlargement of the muscle. An enlarged heart will have a decreased ability to pump blood throughout the body. The added strain on the heart muscle will make it work harder and can cause people to suffer from arrhythmias for the rest of their life, or in worst case scenarios it can cause people to experience heart failure.