I don’t know how many of you have been following this peanut allergy story in Florida, but here’s the lowdown. A 6-year-old girl at an elementary school in Edgewater had a peanut allergy so severe that she would have a reaction if she were to breathe traces of nut dust in the air. Her school took certain measures to accommodate her, but many parents became outraged by the … [Read more...] about How Far Should a School Go to Accommodate for Kids’ Allergies?
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Last year, with all the hype surrounding the H1N1 (swine flu), patients came in droves to get their flu shots. My practice, as well as many across the country, ran out of vaccine and had difficulty getting more vaccine. This year is a different story. Without much media attention, and an overall mild flu season so far, my practice has not immunized even half the number of … [Read more...] about Protect Your Kids During Flu Season 2011
An underactive thyroid, also called hypothyroidism, is more prevalent in women than in men. The thyroid's production of certain hormones falls short, causing disruptions of different processes in the body. Women with hypothyroidism experience varying degrees of slowed thyroid hormone production. The diagnosis and treatment of low thyroid function is relatively easy and gets … [Read more...] about Low Thyroid Function in Women
In a recent Wella Professionals survey it was revealed that 42% of women have never had a consultation with their colorist prior to dyeing. What’s more, 45% of women admitted they chat with their colorist about their personal lives, but only 13% actually discuss the products they’re using. So we enlisted Wella spokesperson Aura Friedman, a colorist at NYC’s fabulous Serge … [Read more...] about How to Talk to Your Colorist!
At 29 weeks, you are in the final stages of your pregnancy. The finish line in sight, and it's time to take care of unfinished business. The nursery is set up, your hospital bag is packed, and the CD of relaxing music has been created for labor, which--you hope--won't last too long. And the decision on whether to breastfeed should now come to your attention. While the last … [Read more...] about Pregnancy at 29 Weeks