April 2017

BABY-LED APPROACH TO EATING SOLIDS

by drnieman on April 27, 2017

in Weekly

It is always interesting to read about parenting trends where parents are influenced by popular books or non-traditional ideas. The level of parental passion determines the speed and magnitude with which trends spread—often globally. What is equally interesting is how fast, or more often how slowly, the medical community catch up with whatever is trending. […]

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CANCER PREVENTION

by drnieman April 27, 2017 Monthly

Each year close to 11,000 children between the ages of 0 and 14 years receive a cancer diagnosis in North America. Between 1975 and 1979 the 5-year survival rate was 58%. But due to impressive accomplishments in oncology, the survival rate for patients diagnosed between 2003 and 2009 has climbed to 83%. Even when the […]

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HIGH SCHOOL STRESS

by drnieman April 27, 2017 News

Not so long ago I encountered yet another teen who came to see me because she was stressed out by the demands of high school. January in particular seems to be one of the worst months in the academic calendar year. It seems to me that even the most motivated students go through anxieties, fears […]

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COLOR BLINDNESS

by drnieman April 27, 2017 Uncategorized

Colorblindness, also known as Color Vision Deficiency (CVD), affects 1 in 12 boys and 1 in 200 girls. It is genetically transmitted via the X-linked chromosome and thus CVD is far more common in boys. It works like this: a grandfather, who is color blind, is very likely to transmit CVD to his grandson, via […]

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RED HAIR

by drnieman April 27, 2017 Weekly

It is estimated that globally two percent of children are born with red hair. The incidence varies greatly depending on the geographic location. For example, in countries located in Northern Europe and Britain, the incidence may be twice as high. Edinburgh, Scotland, is considered to be a world-class city with the highest odds of finding […]

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EARLY BRAIN DEVELOPMENT

by drnieman April 27, 2017 Monthly

KANGAROO MOTHER CARE According to the World Health Organization, 10% of all births worldwide are either low birth weight (weight below 2500 grams) or premature (birth prior to 37 weeks of gestation). Premature birth and a lower weight at birth impact early brain development and set the stage for future neurological outcomes. Both the American […]

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