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Breastfeeding and Human Milk

One of the most common topics for medical articles these days (besides immunizations) is breast feeding. There’s really a lot of them. It’s almost like people are trying to make a point.
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Why We Need a “Good Night’s Sleep”

Neuroscientist Jeff Iliff’s sleep research follows two main paths: The first is the exploration of how the brain’s support cells, called glia, contribute to maintaining the proper environment for neuronal function and how their failure in conditions like vascular dementia, stroke, and traumatic brain injury leads to neurodegeneration.

The second seeks to define the basic cellular mechanisms by which brain blood flow is coordinated up and down the vascular tree. A lot to do with sleep.

Now an Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine at Oregon Health & Science University, Jeff was a part of a University of Rochester Medical Center team that discovered a brain cleansing system, which they dubbed the “glymphatic system.”

Innocent Heart Murmurs in Children

The term “Innocent Heart Murmur” sounds anything BUT innocent to most parents; but, it’s not an uncommon “diagnosis” for a pediatrician who is actually doing a thorough exam of a youngster.
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New Concussion Guidelines For Children’s Sports

Being one of the roughest of all children’s sports, it’s a rare parent who hasn’t had a boy who has been conked on the noggin hard enough to see stars, become dazed or actually go unconscious playing the game. YOU CAN’T DO THAT SO CHEAPLY ANY MORE!
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Boys and Body Image

It’s not just for girls any more: worrying about body image and looks. The steady bombardment of advertising and other media images is taking its toll on boys as well – there is a tremendous pressure to look “lean and chisled.”
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Children’s Sports

Some baseball seasons past I followed the little league “career” of a neighborhood youngster by attending almost all of his games.

As I became familiar with his style of play, his teammates, and coaches I became fond of him and I found myself happy when his team won, saddened when they lost, but overall anxious to see that he gained from every game.
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