Interesting Child Health Links 5/21/18

The Following are Dr. Smo’s links to interesting articles about children and child health for the week of 5/21/18

Article #1The pediatricians at Nationwide Children’s hospital discuss the causal relationship between air pollution and asthma, one of today’s biggest health problems for children.

https://www.nationwidechildrens.org/family-resources-education/700childrens/2018/05/air-quality-alerts-why-hot-sunny-days-can-be-bad-for-your-breathing


Article #2– The Seattle Mama Doc, reviews many important aspects of child car restraints in this article. What is your child car seat IQ? Find out in this interesting article.

Article#3– Sugar, sugar, and more sugar. It’s not healthy for adults or children. Find out how to go low glycemic index with your family in this article from the pediatricians at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital.

Article #4– The fight over the use of organophosphate pesticides in the U.S. is emblematic of so many safety issues government and child health advocates must wrestle with. Find out who is winning, corporations or pediatric health advocates.

Article #5– Can you believe that Epi Pen is in the news again, this time for a nationwide shortage. Tough to understand how this life saving drug can be in short supply in the wealthiest country in the world.

Article #6– 2017 logged the lowest birth rate among American women in 30 years. Read what experts think is going on in this article from CBS news.

Article #7– Have you heard about pediatrician Dr. Harvey Karp’s  (of Happiest Baby on the Block fame) high tech bassinet that he is endorsing. See what kind of review it got from another pediatrician.

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