Healthy Kids Archive: March, 2013

ADHD drugs should not be prescribed to help kids study

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Prescribing drugs solely to boost thinking and memory functions in children and adolescents who do not have neurologic disorders should never... Read more

Five Free Apps to Make Healthy Eating Easier

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If you’re like me and your iPhone (or Android) is rarely outside of arm’s reach, you should keep reading. Nutrition apps have... Read more

Many moms introducing solids too soon

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When should an infant get solid food? For over 20 years, we have been saying after four months. Last year, the American Academy of Pediatrics... Read more

Healthy Easter basket ideas for your child

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It’s springtime! If your family celebrates Easter, you may end up with a basket of candy as big as a Halloween pumpkin. If you want... Read more

How do you make a superfood even better?

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How do you make spinach, a superfood, more super? Pair it with a food high in vitamin C like an orange, berries, or peppers to make its nutrients... Read more

Teen athletes and performance-enhancing drugs: a lose-lose situation

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Name the sport and it likely has a famous athlete who’s used performance enhancement drugs to win big. Now, with the recent headlines... Read more

FDA issues a warning for commonly used antibiotic

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Azithromycin, a commonly prescribed antibiotic, could potentially cause a fatal irregular heart rhythm in some patients, the Food and Drug... Read more

Creating a balanced meal for your family

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At mealtime, create a balanced meal by including foods from at least three different food groups: healthy whole grains, lean proteins, fruits... Read more