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What is Nursemaid's Elbow?

Nursemaid's elbow or annular ligament displacement/radial head subluxation is an injury to the ligament that keeps the radius and ulna (bones of the forearm) in position.  Nursemaid's  elbow is a common injury that occurs in children under 3 but can occur at any age.  It occurs when a strong force is applied to the forearm. » Read more

Soy Milk: A Great Solution for Lactose Intolerant Kids

By JustMommies for our Sponsor, 8th Continent

Children with lactose intolerance are not able to digest lactose, a type of sugar found in cow’s milk.  The small intestines produce a digestive enzyme known as lactase.  Lactase breaks down lactose into smaller sugars known as glucose and galactose which your body can then absorb and turn into energy.  Children with lactose intolerance do not produce enough lactase so when » Read more

Benefits of Soy for Children

By JustMommies for our Sponsor, 8th Continent

Many moms want to give their children a great start in life by teaching them healthy eating habits.  Exposing your kids to a variety of healthy food and beverage choices while they are young will help them to become healthy adults.  Since children develop food preferences at a young age, the preferences they have now may influence how they eat all the way into adulthood.  » Read more

New Findings on Autism and Maternal Autoimmune Disorders

By JustMommies

Researchers have found more evidence of a link between autism and maternal autoimmune disorders, according to a report from HealthDay News.  Older research had already pointed to a connection between autism and autoimmune disorders like type one diabetes and rheumatoid arthritis, but a new study published in the online edition of Pediatrics has found a link between autism and » Read more

Common Vision Disorders in Children

According to a 1991-1994 CDC study of metropolitan Atlanta area children, approximately 9 in every 10,000 children ages 3 to 10 have low vision or blindness. Two thirds of the children had other disabilities besides having vision impairment. The World Health Organization defines low vision as a visual acuity of 20/70 to 20/400 with the best possible correction. » Read more

Bedwetting Basics

Bedwetting is a cause of frustration for many parents. If you are like me, you may have gone through countless articles looking for the magic cure to your child's bedwetting problem. Unfortunately, there is no quick fix for bedwetting. Bedwetting in children under five is considered normal. » Read more

Yucky Medicine – How to Get Your Kids To Take It

These days, there are a number of ways to make yucky medicine more palatable for children. Pre-sweetened medications and flavored additives are readily available –ask your pharmacist to add flavoring to a prescription – but sometimes a bitter pill or potion still has to be swallowed. » Read more

Swimmer’s Ear

Swimmer’s ear (the clinical term is otitis externa or acute external otitis) is a painful, inflamed infection of the ear canal that generally extends visibly to the outer portion of the ear. » Read more

Sunburn & Sun Safety Tips

You want your kids to have fun this summer but how can you keep them safe in the sun. Here are some of safety tips for having fun in the sun. Keep babies under the age of six months out of the sun. Babies have sensitive skin that is much thinner than adults. If your baby is under six months of age she should be kept out of direct sunlight. » Read more

Children and Drug-Resistant Staph Infections: On the Rise

A recent study reveals that more children are developing serious strains of antibiotic-resistant respiratory (ear, nose and throat) staph infections, specifically known as “MRSA.” » Read more