Back-to-school check-ups

Even as an adult (without a school-age child), I still get a little nervous and excited when I see the “Back-to-School” ads in the paper and signs in the stores. Along with thoughts of notebooks, highlighters and new shoes, these signs should also remind you to get your child a back-to-school check-up. In the state…
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Top 10 reasons to breastfeed your new baby

Breastfeeding has many benefits to both mom and baby. The Lactation Center at UofL Hospital’s Center for Women & Infants is designed to help new mothers and their babies overcome any difficulties with breastfeeding. This service is available at no charge to ALL breastfeeding mothers in the community. The Lactation Center at UofL Hospital’s Center for Women…
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Parents have difficulty estimating sugar content in kids’ food

A recent study from researchers at the Max Planck Institute in Berlin verifies what several University of Louisville physicians and dentists see in their practices: Parents, though well-meaning, are not good judges of the amount of sugar in common foods their children consume. In the study, published in the International Journal of Obesity, about three-quarters…
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Parents: Don’t share the slide with your kids

A seemingly simple and fun activity that parents may want to share with their children could have medical repercussions, as evidenced by a video currently popular on Facebook. Sharing a ride down a slide with your child may appear to be fun but it could cause injury to your child. A USA Today photo showing…
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Healthy gums support strong teeth

Periodontal disease is a chronic inflammatory disease that affects the gum tissue and bone supporting the teeth, according to the American Academy of Periodontology. If left untreated, it can lead to tooth loss. Research has shown that periodontal disease is associated with other chronic inflammatory diseases, such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease. One out of every two…
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