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ADHD & Parenting: An Interview with Mark Bertin MD

By |2016-11-20T07:53:41-05:00June 11th, 2012|Categories: ADD, ADHD, Parenting|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Dr. Mark Bertin, a board certified developmental behavioral pediatrician, studied at the UCLA School of Medicine and completed his training in general pediatrics at Oakland Children’s Hospital in California. Dr. Bertin is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at New York Medical College. Dr. Bertin is a frequent lecturer for parents, teachers and professionals on topics related [...]

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Allergy Death at School: When Do Morals Override Policy?

By |2016-11-20T07:53:43-05:00January 6th, 2012|Categories: Asthma, Medication, Parenting, School|Tags: , , , , , , , |

7-year-old Ammaria Johnson died after anaphylactic shock while at school. The school did not administer an Epi-Pen (which could have afforded Ammaria life-saving time to get to the hospital). One of the most shocking things about the allergy death is that the school stated they do have "lifesaving medication" available, but they administer them only "when [...]

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Taking medication for depression during pregnancy

By |2016-10-05T06:45:49-04:00April 17th, 2011|Categories: Depression/Anxiety, Parenting|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Here's an article on MSNBC regarding the use of antidepressant medication during pregnancy: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/42612381/ns/health-pregnancy/ Dr. Steph says: Many decisions in life are determined by measuring benefits vs. risks. Would the mother's depression, if left untreated, negatively impact the well-being of her fetus? Would the mother's untreated depression negatively impact the way she cares for her infant [...]

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Moderate sleep loss impairs vigilance and sustained attention in children with ADHD

By |2016-11-20T07:53:46-05:00March 7th, 2011|Categories: ADD, ADHD, Parenting, Research, School, Sleep|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

ScienceDaily (2011-03-04) -- A new study indicates that the ability of children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder to remain vigilant and attentive deteriorated significantly after losing less than one hour of nightly sleep for a week. "Moderate sleep restriction leads to a detectable negative impact on the neurobehavioral functioning of children with ADHD and healthy controls, [...]

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Kids with Migraines: Their Mental Health is Fine

By |2016-10-05T06:45:49-04:00February 18th, 2011|Categories: Depression/Anxiety, Parenting, Research|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

In a study by Bruijn, et al. (2010), it was found that compared to healthy children, children with migraines: * do not exhibit more withdrawn behavior * do not have more thought problems * do not have more social problems * do not exhibit more delinquent or aggressive behavior * are not more frequently diagnosed with [...]

Video games are good for girls, if parents play along

By |2018-10-01T14:34:20-04:00February 2nd, 2011|Categories: Children, Parenting|Tags: , , , , , , |

Here's a synopsis of the study, followed by my questions about it: ScienceDaily (2011-02-02) -- Researchers have conducted a study on video games and children between 11 and 16 years old. They found that girls who played video games with a parent enjoyed a number of advantages. Those girls behaved better, felt more connected to their [...]

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Complementary medicines can be dangerous for children, experts say

By |2016-10-05T06:46:11-04:00December 24th, 2010|Categories: Medication, Parenting, Research|Tags: , , , , , |

ScienceDaily (2010-12-23) -- Complementary medicines can be dangerous for children and can even prove fatal, if substituted for conventional medicine, indicates an audit of kids' CAM treatment. http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/12/101222205351.htm

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Top 5 Books on Childhood Bipolar Disorder

By |2016-10-05T06:46:11-04:00December 6th, 2010|Categories: Books, Depression/Anxiety, Parenting|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

These are the top 5 books I recommend on Childhood (Pediatric) Bipolar Disorder. If you have any that you would like to recommend, feel free to leave a comment on this post. 1. Pavuluri, M. (2008). What works for bipolar kids: Help and hope for parents. New York: Guilford Press. My review: Review 2. Greenberg, R. [...]

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7 Tips to Protect Children from Halloween Food Allergies

By |2016-11-20T07:53:47-05:00October 28th, 2010|Categories: Asthma, Holidays, Parenting|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Halloween can be a difficult time for children with food allergies. More than 3 million children have good allergies in the United States. The only way to prevent food allergy reactions is to avoid the food completely. However, there are many treats that are given to children at Halloween parties or when they are trick-or-treating. In [...]

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