Preventing Infant Flathead

By Peter S. Waldstein, M.D., F.A.A.P and Julia A. White, M.D., F.A.A.P
Talking about infant head shape is something that frequently comes up at the pediatrician’s office. Your pediatrician may ask you to start “tummy time” very early in your infant’s life, and there is reason behind it. Plagiocephaly, which is a term for abnormal head shape with flattening of the skull, is something that has increased in incidence dramatically since babies have been sleeping on their backs.
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Healthy Food Delivered to You

By Mariana Rossano
food photoMost people would agree that healthy eating can be difficult at times, but they would also acknowledge that proper nutrition is the cornerstone of their overall health. Children who learn proper eating habits will be far less likely to suffer from health problems later in life, and yet, it is never too late to improve your eating habits.
It’s important to love what you eat. If it tastes great and you gives your body what it needs on a daily basis, you will be less likely to make poor choices.
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Preventing and Defusing Sibling Rivalry

By Emma Jenner
education photo emmaAre you tired of your children fighting? Have you become the referee instead of the parent? Are you asking yourself, how do I get my children to stop fighting and putting each other down all the time?
I’m sure you’ve tried every punishment and threat known to mankind but it’s not making any difference. You encourage them to be nice, but it just goes in one ear and out the other. Here’s are a few tips to help keep your sanity:
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Battle with Bunions

By Dr. P. Benjamin Nikravesh DPM, DABPOPPM, DABPS
A bunion is a bump you notice on the side of your foot. Iit is most noticeable in women due to pain from shoe gear. What you see is a physical dislocation of the bone, which eventually causes the big toe to drift towards the second toe. As the bunion gets worse the big toe eventually touches or goes under the second toe. .
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Fit Pregnancy

By Autumn Calabrese
fitness photo autumnWhen a woman becomes pregnant there are hundreds of questions she may have. For a woman who enjoys being physically active one big question may be “How much is too much when it comes to exercise?”

If you are a healthy woman with no restrictions or complications with your pregnancy this question can be easily answered with a few pointers on how to take care of you and your baby when you exercise.
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Ideas for A Marvelous Mother’s Day

Tips for a perfect day without lifting a finger.
By Shirin Yadegar

Ever since I became a mother 6 years ago, Mother’s Day has been a pain rather than a pleasure. I need to please my mother, my mother-in-law and the needs of my three children. This year, I have three great options from caterers I frequent who are reliable, delectable and affordable.
If you are a neurotic mother, like myself, trust me and lean on one of these options this year.
Don’t waste your time, money and energy grocery shopping and cooking. It’s your special day so sit back and relax while you are pampered and pleasantly surprised.
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Protect Yourself and Your Teens from UV Tanning

By Dannielle Crouch
Education Tan article photoI was in my teens when I got the fake tanning bug. I would purchase the unlimited monthly tanning packages that allowed for many tanning bed sessions to achieve that deep, dark tan. I began frequenting tanning salons in high school and continued well into my 20’s.

I was never informed of any health risks and certainly didn’t think I would be a victim of skin cancer. I have olive skin and dark hair and always tanned very easily in the sun. I didn’t fit into the high risk category. If you read about who is at risk it usually describes someone who has had many sunburns and very light complexion. That just wasn’t me.
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Spring Break with the Kids

Spring Break is an opportune time to spend quality time with our kids.
Here are a few educational and fun local places to visit that you and your children will enjoy over spring break.

http://www.zimmermuseum.org
The Mann Theater at the Zimmer is fun for all ages. Your kids can put on customs and watch themselves perform on television.

http://www.skirball.org
Noah’s Ark is an ongoing interactive exhibition that is a must see for those who have not experienced it yet. There are several other exhibitions to see over the break too.

http://www.colormemine.com
Color Me Mine is an art studio for all ages. You can spend hours creatively painting your masterpiece.

http://www.scribblepress.com
Scribble Press is a great place to publish your creativity and also offers classes over the break.

The New Mommy Makeover

By Dr. Payman Danielpour and Dr. John Layke
Beverly Hills Plastic Surgery Group

heath_aprilThe “Mommy Makeover” is not a new procedure. Pregnancy can take its toll on the female body causing breast deflation, tummy laxity and stretch marks. There are two parts to the traditional “Mommy Makeover”: (1) an abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) to tighten the abdominal wall, remove the excess skin and markedly decrease the presence of stretch marks, and (2) either a breast augmentation or breast lift. During pregnancy the breasts swell – sometimes markedly – in preparation for the baby and milk production. After breast feeding stops, however, the breast tissue involutes and the overall volume deflates. (more…)

Why Physical Fitness is Important for Children

By Scott Myers
scott myer fitness photo

  • Obesity is the most prevalent nutritional disease of children and adolescents in the U. S.
  • A child’s potential to develop strength, endurance and physical skill increases at an exponential rate the first two years of life.
    • The more you encourage your children to be physically active during this period, the stronger and more energetic you can expect them to become; and the more quickly they will develop skills in using their muscles.
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