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Surprise inspections find numerous health and safety risks at childcare facilities, report shows

Surprise inspections find numerous health and safety risks at childcare facilities, report shows

The NBC News (3/25, Brunker) website reports that in a new report released Friday, the Inspector General’s Office of the US Department of Health and Human Services “said that 96 percent of the 227 commercial day-care centers and in-home providers that its auditors visited were found to be in violation of at least one state safety or […]

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Gerber Products Company is voluntarily recalling specific Organic pouch products

Gerber Products Company is voluntarily recalling specific Organic pouch products

Gerber Products Company is voluntarily recalling specific Organic pouch products after identifying a packaging defect that may result in product spoilage during transport and handling. Because of our commitment to high quality, Gerber is working to retrieve from retailers and online stores the remaining pouches from the four affected batches of GERBER® Organic 2ND FOOD […]

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About 160 children go to ED every day due to accidental medicine overdoses, report says

About 160 children go to ED every day due to accidental medicine overdoses, report says

On its website, ABC News (3/18) reports that a report from the non-profit Safe Kids Worldwide indicates that approximately “160 children go to a hospital emergency room every day as a result of accidental medicine overdoses.” The report found that “60,000 young children were seen in ERs across the country in 2013 after ingesting pain relievers, prescription […]

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Strawberry Lemonade Layer Cake

Strawberry Lemonade Layer Cake

We celebrated another Birthday at Pawleys Pediatrics and Adult Medicine with the famous Strawberry Lemonade Layer Cake. Strawberry Lemonade Layer Cake 1 Cup of butter, softened 2 Cups granulated sugar 4 Large eggs, separated 3 Cups cake flour 1 Tbsp. baking powder 1/8 tsp. table salt 1 Cup milk 1 Tbsp. lemon zest 1 Tbsp. […]

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Sleep: What Every Parent Needs to Know

Sleep: What Every Parent Needs to Know

From infants and toddlers, to school-age kids and adolescents, sleep time problems can affect everyone in the family. And no matter what the difficulty may be – getting to sleep, staying asleep, bed-wetting, fears or nightmares – it’s never too late to take steps to correct it. The AAP book “Sleep: What Every Parent Needs […]

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Double dose of varicella vaccine in children linked to better protection

Double dose of varicella vaccine in children linked to better protection Researchers found that two-dose varicella vaccination, first at age 1 and second at ages 4 to 6, had a slightly more than 97% effectiveness in preventing chickenpox. The findings in Pediatrics were based on 533 children with and without chickenpox in Philadelphia and northern Los Angeles. HealthDay […]

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Skipping breakfast tied to increased weight among students

Skipping breakfast tied to increased weight among students

Skipping breakfast tied to increased weight among students Researchers found that children who skipped breakfast or didn’t eat breakfast regularly were twice as likely to be overweight or obese, compared with those who ate breakfast at home and again at school. The findings in Pediatric Obesity, based on nearly 580 students in 12 urban middle schools […]

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FDA warns many dietary supplements are fraudulent

FDA warns many dietary supplements are fraudulent

The Connecticut Post (3/9, Cuda) reports that a news release by the Food and Drug Administration warns that health fraud is prevalent among “dietary supplements” sold from ethnic or international stores, flea markets, swap meets or online. According to the FDA, healthcare scammers target their advertising towards individuals who shop at nontraditional places and often have a […]