The Bedwetting Survey
Your child stays dry all day , but at night, bye, bye bladder control.. Take this survey to tell us how you're helping your bedwetter get through this stage!
Last Modified: 2014-02-24 | Tags »
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Can you really feed a cold but starve a fever? Find out the truth about this old wives' tale.
Transcript: Welcome to another old wives' tale with no basis in reality. Anyone who has a cold and/or fever NEEDS...
Welcome to another old wives' tale with no basis in reality. Anyone who has a cold and/or fever NEEDS a certain amount of nutrients and fluids to get better. Without them, the body has a more difficult time fighting off the sickness. It's one of the most well-known medical bromides around: starve a cold, feed a fever. But scientists have found little evidence to support this. How these claims came about is unclear. One popular but unproven theory is that fasting during a fever helps lower body temperature, while lots of food helps raise it, thus helping to fight off a cold. But most doctors, and years of research on cold and flu sufferers, say there's only one tried-and-true treatment: PLENTY of rest and fluids. It may help to know that once someone has contracted a cold or the flu, it'll run its course in 5 to 10 days. So don't starve.More »
Last Modified: 2013-06-06 | Tags »
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Your child will likely grow out of their bedwetting phase, but in the meantime, you can reduce the frequency of wet nights. Helping your kiddo overcome the problem will improve his self-esteem and your sanity. Check out this slideshow for advice!
Last Modified: 2013-05-22 | Tags »
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When you have a crying kid and a mound of wet laundry on your hands, you may feel frustrated and exhausted. But there are several strategies you can try that could help your child through the process - take this survey and see what you can do!
Last Modified: 2014-03-27 | Tags »
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How likely is it that you'll catch a cold directly from cold weather? We've all heard that this is possible, but is it really? Watch this video for more information.
Transcript: No. Being cold does not directly give you a cold, but it CAN weaken your immune system. Also, when it's...
No. Being cold does not directly give you a cold, but it CAN weaken your immune system. Also, when it's cold OUTSIDE, people tend to stay INSIDE, where air circulation is sub-optimal. You come into closer contact with the people aound you-which CAN increase the likelihood that you will catch a cold. Colds are caused by viruses, and you can get the virus through inhaling infected air droplets sneezed or coughed by an infected person, or by touching something that an infected person has touched and then transferring the germs to your mouth or nose. With over 200 different types of cold viruses in any given season, you can potentially catch many different variants of the cold. BUT, you don''t get it from cold air, slush, wind, or other wintry conditions. So what's the best way to ward off this miserable virus? Wash your hands often.More »
Last Modified: 2013-08-13 | Tags »
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Dental Fluorosis can start from an early age. The initial signs are quite minimal, but they may result in white speckled teeth. Find out more about this here.
Transcript: Nobody likes yellow, stained teeth. But imagine obvious white specks on your teeth that can NEVER be...
Nobody likes yellow, stained teeth. But imagine obvious white specks on your teeth that can NEVER be brushed away.Those specks may be a condition called FLUOROSIS, where fluoride mineralizes on the outer layer of your teeth, damaging the enamel surface. In mild cases, it's nothing more than a whitish spot making the rest of the tooth look yellower in comparison. In more severe cases, mottling of the enamel leads to black and brown stains, and cracking and pitting of the teeth, making them MORE susceptible overall to cavities and tooth decay. Fluorosis FIRST develops in CHILDREN, between the ages of 1 and 4. -- BEFORE permanent teeth come in. Fluoride exposure is MOST critical at this time because permanent teeth are still developing. While the amount of fluoride that's added to water by city municipalities IS NOT a problem, some communities have higher concentrations of naturally occurring fluoride, that CAN cause MILD to moderate cases of fluorosis. The fluoride in toothpastes IS NOT an issue if not swallowed in large amounts. Plus, most children's toothpastes are fluoride- free. Past the age of 8, however, additional fluorosis is not USUALLY a risk. The EFFECTS of fluorosis are IRREVERSIBLE and preventive measures would have to be taken when the child was very young. If you want to get rid of those pesky specks, though, you've got options. Bleaching or even abrasion can take care of mild cases. Abrasion finely sands off the outer layer of stained enamel, leaving you speck-free. If your case is more severe, abrasion will take off too much enamel, which is why composite bonding and porcelain veneers may be a better bet. In composite bonding, the enamel is treated or etched with a mild acid so a composite resin can be bonded on to the tooth surface. With veneers, a ceramic SHELL is placed over the front of the tooth. Both look good initially, but while bonding is less EXPENSIVE than veneers, it tends to discolor over time and is considered less permanent.For more ways to make your smile look amazing, check out other videos in this series.More »
Last Modified: 2013-08-29 | Tags »
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Antibacterial soap: is it better? Find out by watching our video!
Transcript: Like surface-to-air missiles, antibacterial soap just SOUNDS more destructive than old-fashioned soap....
Like surface-to-air missiles, antibacterial soap just SOUNDS more destructive than old-fashioned soap. Thing is, the germs don't know the difference. Consumer-grade antibacterial soaps are no better at removing more bacteria or preventing infection symptoms-like coughing, sneezing, diarrhea-than plain soap. And the trouble is, it can also breed "super bugs" that our bodies-and antibiotics-can't fight. Furthermore, the soaps, most of which contain the antimicrobial triclosan, produced worrisome antibiotic cross-resistance among different species of bacteria, according to a study published recently in Clinical Infectious Diseases. The conclusion? Stick to plain, old soap and water. If you want to commit germicide with regular soap, take your TIME. The CDC recommends scrubbing for AT LEAST 15 seconds. And pay particular attention to the area under and around your fingernails as this is where most bacteria tend to reside. So heed the call, and lather, rinse, repeat, to get YOUR hands as bacteria-free as possible!More »
Last Modified: 2013-08-13 | Tags »
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Diagnosing ADHD is a complex procedure. If you think your child has ADHD, see what steps your doctor will take for diagnosis.
Transcript: Your normally bright child suddenly has problems staying focused in the classroom. At home, he can't...
Your normally bright child suddenly has problems staying focused in the classroom. At home, he can't remember the details of his homework, and it's a real chore to get him to sit still long enough to try it. You're worried-could it be AD/HD? Symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or AD/HD, include impatience, fidgeting and an inability to focus. Children with AD/HD are often intelligent and extremely creative-they simply have less control over their impulses than other children of the same age. It's important to have a qualified medical professional make a diagnosis of AD/HD. In some cases, a boisterous, energetic child is exactly that, and has no disorder at all. Diagnosing AD/HD is tricky. No blood test, MRI or other medical procedure can determine if someone has the disorder. Diagnosis depends entirely on a doctor's interpretation of the symptoms, through his own observations and those of others who know the patient well. In fact, AD/HD is much more frequently diagnosed in the U.S.A. than in other countries. This is in part because of differing attitudes towards the disorder, in the U.S.A. AD/HD is treated more as a medical condition, whereas other countries are more narrow with their definition of the disease. To ensure accuracy, look for a pediatrician or child psychologist who has some experience with AD/HD. Guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics recommend a comprehensive assessment for AD/HD. Throughout the process, the doctor must consider if the symptoms have persisted for six months or longer, are interfering with the patient's ability to function, and are indeed more severe than the behavior exhibited by other children of the same age. Expect at least two doctor's visits before a diagnosis is made. First, the doctor will take a detailed medical history of your child and of your entire family, including allergies, illnesses and medications used. Doctors believe that AD/HD has a strong genetic component. To rule out other medical causes for your child's symptoms, a physical examination will be performed, including hearing and vision tests. It is difficult to diagnose ADHD in children 5 years of age and younger. This is because many preschool children have some ADHD symptoms in various situations. In addition, children change very rapidly during the preschool years. It is also difficult to diagnose ADHD once a child becomes a teenager due to adolescent hormonal fluctuations. There is no single test for ADHD. The process requires several steps and involves gathering a lot of information from multiple sources. You, your child, your child's school, and other caregivers should be involved in assessing your child's behavior. Questions may be asked about classroom performance, relationships with others and independence, among other topics. This part of the assessment may be coordinated with the psychologist at your child's school. Do not attempt to diagnose AD/HD without speaking to a physician. Effective treatment, including behavior management and medication, starts with the proper diagnosis from your doctor. To learn more about the basics of AD/HD, and how it can be treated, be sure to check out the other videos available in this series.More »
Last Modified: 2014-01-20 | Tags »
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Coffee Stunts Children's Growth: Myth or Fact? Get the truth about how coffee does and doesn't effect children in this health video.
Transcript: Besides the jitteriness and the insomnia, children have another reason not to drink coffee: it stunts...
Besides the jitteriness and the insomnia, children have another reason not to drink coffee: it stunts their growth. Or so was once thought, according to an old wives' tale. But after decades of research on the physiological results of coffee consumption, there's no evidence that it has ANY effect on height. The genesis of this myth is unclear. Caffeine consumption was thought to be a factor in osteoporosis, which stemmed from early studies associating high intake of caffeinated beverages with reduced bone mass. Much of the research, however, that linked caffeine and osteoporosis, was conducted in populations that ALSO had low calcium intakes, a DEFINITE culprit of reduced bone health. The minor effect that caffeine MAY have on calcium absorption is easily mitigated by adding a few tablespoons of milk into your coffee. If coffee doesn't stunt children's growth, should you still limit their consumption? Perhaps, if you don't want caffeine-induced mania driving you mildly insane!More »
Last Modified: 2014-01-17 | Tags »
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To put a stop to picky eaters you will have to demonstrate a lot of skill and patience. Watch this to learn how.
Transcript: So your little one is boycotting any dinner that isn't hotdogs? Picky eaters are natural. In fact, research...
So your little one is boycotting any dinner that isn't hotdogs? Picky eaters are natural. In fact, research shows that children need to be exposed to new foods ten to fifteen times before developing a taste for them! But that doesn't mean you have to put up with a Twinkie-only diet. Put a stop to picky eaters by letting them see grown-ups enjoying the food in question. When your child asks what you're eating, you can casually ask "Want a bite?" It's also important not to make a separate meal for a picky eater. If he or she doesn't want to eat what everyone else is having, that's okay, but don't offer other options. Children can miss a meal or two, and-trust us!-they get hungry eventually. Follow through with these simple suggestions and picky eaters will soon be feasting happily with the rest of the family!More »
Last Modified: 2013-10-02 | Tags »
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Parents should educate themselves about the early signs of autism. Learn more about this by watching this video.
Transcript: April is Autism Awareness Month. Here at rethink autism, wed like to do out part in helping children...
April is Autism Awareness Month. Here at rethink autism, wed like to do out part in helping children with autism get the diagnosis and intervention they need as early as possible because we know the earlier intervention begins, the better the prognosis. In this next series of videos, well show you what the early signs of autism are and share with you one familys journey from desperation to new found hope.Autism emerges in the first three years of a childs life. The symptoms can vary from child to child, and range from mild to severe, but all children with autism display difficulties in three areas: social interaction, verbal and non verbal communication, and repetitive behaviors or restrictive interests.If you suspect your child may have autism, speak to your pediatrician as soon as possible. Here are some key signs that may be cause for concern:One of the most common red flags parents report is that they suspect their child may have a hearing impairment because he no longer responds to his name, and doesnt look at them when they speak. But in fact the lack of response or eye contact can point to an autism spectrum disorder. Other early signs include: not pointing to things in the environment, not speaking, and repetitive body movements such as hand flapping.Remember, children with autism who received early intensive behavioral treatment have been shown to make substantial gains in IQ, language, academic, and social behavior. So the sooner your child gets help, the better.In the next video, well take a closer look at the early signs of autism and compare two brothers. Chad, who is typically developing, and Chance who has been diagnosed with autismMore »
Last Modified: 2013-08-29 | Tags »
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If you want to have fun in the sun without skin damage you must make use of sunscreen. Check out this video to know how to use sunscreen in the best possible way.
Transcript: School's out...and so is the sun. Learn how to keep your kids safe from its rays! The sun may be the...
School's out...and so is the sun. Learn how to keep your kids safe from its rays! The sun may be the mark of summer, and your kids can play outside safely if they're wearing sunscreen. But here's the catch: You MUST apply it correctly. Start by applying a very thick layer of sunscreen. Use so much that it becomes hard to rub it all in. With sunscreen, timing is everything. To get the benefits, you must apply it half an hour before your kids go outside. Reapplying every two hours is also necessary, even with waterproof formulas! The DEET in insect repellants reduces the effectiveness of sunscreen, so increase the SPF if your kids are wearing bug spray. Proper sun safety also requires sunglasses. Luckily, most children love wearing them! Pick a pair of shades that protects against BOTH UVA and UVB rays. And polycarbonate lenses are best, as they are the most shatter resistant. Most of the sun damage done to our skin occurs before age 18, so keep your kids protected today, and they'll thank you tomorrow!More »
Last Modified: 2014-01-17 | Tags »
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