Archive for January, 2011

Flu is here.

It’s that time again. The influenza viruses (both A and B strains) are making their cross country tour. Unlike last year’s really strange H1N1, this year is shaping up to be a pretty typical flu season. The southern states and atlantic states are in full flu swing with Alabama and Louisiana having the highest number […]

Hey kid: Put down the iPad and learn how to tie your shoes!

AVG, an internet security company, publicized results of their Digital Diaries research study of 2200 families across the world who had internet access and toddlers in the home. Here were the key findings: More 2 year olds know how to play a computer game than ride a bike. 58% of American kids aged 2-5 know […]

RSV: Is your child wheezing?

RSV. Officially, it stands for Respiratory Syncytial Virus. But, if you are a parent with an RSV infected child, you might think it stands for Really Stinky Virus. ‘Tis the season for Wheezin’…RSV is a very common winter respiratory infection. It’s clear when RSV has made its appearance in town because infants and young children […]

Closely spaced pregnancies: a risk for autism?

A study published today in the journal, Pediatrics, examines the interval between pregnancies and the odds of a child having autism. Researchers looked at the birth records of 660,000 second-born children born in California and the timing of their conception after the oldest sibling was born. The results? Compared to children who were conceived at […]