A Study: The Quality of Child Health Care Varies By State

5-28-08 The quality of health care your child receives can vary greatly depending on the state in which you live, according to a new report by the Commonwealth Fund. The private health foundation found great disparities from state to state in a variety of areas, from infant mortality rates to the percentage of kids who see a doctor or dentist every year. For instance, vaccination rates among children for five recommended vaccines to be given between 19 months and 3 … Continue reading →

Beware Of Brain Eating Amoebas

There is a microscopic killer lurking in the lakes. But before you get too panicked, encounters with this bug are extremely rare. Yet this brain eating Amoeba, known as Naegleria Fowleri, (pronounced nuh-GLEERee-uh FOWL’-erh-eye for those brave enough to try and pronounce it), is being blamed for the deaths of at least 6 boys and young men this year. In one case, 14-year-old David Evans went to swim in Lake Havusu, a popular man-made lake off the Colorado River between … Continue reading →

Panel Urges FDA To Recall Cold & Cough Medicines For Children

10-10-07 On Friday, October 10’th 2007, experts commissioned by the FDA recommended that the Food and Drug Administration pull approval for all cold and cough medicines for children under 6, a move considered long overdue by many pediatricians and child safety experts. Many drug makers, anticipating the release of the study, had already made a move to preemptively withdraw all cold medicines aimed at children under two a week earlier. The Facts & Findings: 1) Cold  medicines  marketed  towards  children  … Continue reading →