Rice cereal is often a baby’s first solid food, but it contains relatively high amounts of arsenic, a source of growing concern. Now an advocacy group reports that while the levels of this potentially toxic substance in infant rice cereals have dropped slightly in recent years, rice cereals still contain six times more inorganic arsenic, on average, than infant cereals made with other grains like barley or oatmeal. Click here for full article
Sugar-sweetened drinks are not as popular as they once were.
According to a new study based on a continuing national health survey, 60.7 percent of children and 50 percent of adults drank a sugary beverage on any given day in 2014, down from 79.7 percent of children and 61.5 percent of adults in 2003. Click here for the full article.
Relax, You Don’t Need to ‘Eat Clean’
The effects are more insidious than any overindulgent amount of “bad food” can ever be. By fretting about food, we turn occasions for comfort and joy into sources of fear and anxiety. And when we avoid certain foods, we usually compensate by consuming too much of others. Click here for full article
The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices recently voted unanimously in favor of a third dose of the measles-mumps-rubella vaccine for individuals identified by public health officials as being at risk during a mumps outbreak, such as is going on at Syracuse University. Click here for more information
Due to security concerns, we have delayed uploading Immunizations to the NY State Vaccine Registry while we are upgrading our systems. We are still reporting vaccines to your Patient portal so impact should be minimal. We hope to have the software active shortly.
“a diet that emphasized both healthy plant and healthy animal foods” was associated with a coronary risk only slightly higher than a diet based almost entirely on healthy plant foods, the researchers found. Click here for full article
Many high-school-age children across the United States now find themselves waking up much earlier than they’d prefer as they return to school. They set their alarms, and their parents force them out of bed in the morning, convinced that this is a necessary part of youth and good preparation for the rest of their lives. Click here for full article
There is a recall on children and infant liquid vitamins. Please see the list and check if you have one of these at home. If you do, please return the bottle to the pharmacy where you purchased it. Click here for list
Cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome (also known as cannabis hyperemesis syndrome, or CHS) is a recently discovered, poorly understood condition theoretically caused by heavy, long-term cannabis use. Click here for more information
The human throat houses billions of bacteria, most of them harmless. But one species is becoming more common, and it is anything but benign.
Drug-resistant gonorrhea has been on the rise for years; the World Health Organization has reported an increase in more than 50 countries. Now scientists say the epidemic is being driven by a particular mode of transmission: oral sex.
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