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TOP READ #17: Re-emerging Virus Linked to Paralysis of CO Children (Updated 12/2015)

A cluster of children from Colorado in the USA were treated for muscle weakness or paralysis, which were connected to a nationwide outbreak of a usually rare respiratory virus called enterovirus D68 (EV-D68), one of more than 100 non-polio enteroviruses. The study, published in The Lancet, highlights the potential link (more…) RELATED ARTICLES

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Cessation of Breastmilk Alters Infant Microbiome

It’s widely accepted that the delivery mode, whether vaginally or C-section, shapes the manner in which an infant’s healthy microbiota are established. Vaginal deliveries are preferred to help colonize an infant’s healthy bacteria. A new study, published in Cell Host & Microbe, confirmed this understanding and found the cessation of breastfeeding is a significant catalyst […]

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Webinar: Medical Food for Pediatric Asthma, by Dr. Julienne Lindemann

Children shouldn’t be sidelined by asthma. Today’s Practitioner is offering a free webinar for licensed practitioners only on leukotriene management in pediatric asthma. Leukotrienes can exacerbate asthma by sustaining inflammatory reactions. This webinar will discuss the clinical benefits of the medical food, Lunglaid,™ which provides the nutritional support to manage (more…) RELATED ARTICLES Bromelain Limits […]

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Wet Wrap, a Drug-free Option for Atopic Dermatitis & Eczema

Parents are very reluctant to use steroids on their children’s eczema, which is why they often request alternative therapies. Wet wrapping is one option. From a practitioner perspective, wet wrapping to address atopic dermatitis and eczema seems like a fairly simple and straightforward approach. But does it work? Our slideshow (more…) RELATED ARTICLES

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Prenatal Exposure to Flame Retardants Linked to IQ and ADHD

Prenatal exposure to flame retardants may be as concerning as lead exposure to children’s brain development. A new study involving Simon Fraser University researchers has found that prenatal exposure to flame retardants can be significantly linked to lower IQs and greater hyperactivity in five-year-old children. The findings are published online (more…) RELATED ARTICLES

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Update to AAP Screenings’ Schedule

  Introduction The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has updated its schedule of the screenings and health assessments that are recommended at each well-child visit from infancy through adolescence. The updated periodicity schedule reflects current AAP recommendations for preventive pediatric health care, which are explained in detail in the third (more…) RELATED ARTICLES Nutritional Factors […]

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Pesticides: Our Children in Jeopardy

The recently released Pesticide Action Network North America report “A Generation in Jeopardy” is replete with information and over 200 citations.1 This is a synopsis of some of the points made in this report… (more…) RELATED ARTICLES Group-dietary Intervention & Gestational Weight Gain Among Obese Women Integrative Psychiatry Effective but Overlooked for Cancer Patients Vitamin […]

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