Caution: Magnetic Balls from Desk Toys

Young children may swallow the small magnetic balls found in many popular desk toys. Young children may swallow the small magnetic balls found in many popular desk toys. They may not choke the child, but they can cause serious health issues. If magnets get into the...

Flu Vaccine Update

The Center for Disease Control provides the following updates on the 2017 flu season: As of early November 2017, only about 2 out of every 5 persons 6 months and older in the United States had received a flu vaccination. People not yet vaccinated this season should...

Study Reports Hold Off Spanking

Health Day reports a new study that suggests you should refrain from spanking your misbehaving youngster. Researchers analyzed data from more than 12,000 children in the United States and found that those who had been spanked by their parents at age 5 had more...
Drinking Less Sugar

Drinking Less Sugar

Sugar-sweetened drinks are not as popular as they once were, as reported in the New York Times. According to a new study based on a continuing national health survey, 60.7 percent of children and 50 percent of adults drank a sugary beverage on any given day in 2014,...

Anesthetic Cream with Vaccines

Medical News Today reports new research about managing pain due to vaccinations. The Canadian Medical Association Journal states that anesthetic cream provides the best relief to infants for pain related to these shots. The article points out that infant vaccinations...