8 Risk Factors for Attention Issues in Children

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and attention deficit disorder (ADD) are developmental disorders characterized by impulsiveness, restlessness and hyperactivity, as well as inattentiveness. These disorders can often prevent children from learning and socializing well. While no one is exactly sure what causes ADD /ADHD, risk factors include: Poor diet – a diet high in “junk […]

Read More » | August 21, 2012 | Category: Diet, Health, Pediatrics | Comments: none | Tags: , , , , , ,

6 Herbs for Postpartum Support

In many cultures, herbs have a long history of use for supporting women during the postpartum period. For example, herbs are used to stave off infections, fight colic, reduce bleeding and pain from cramping, soothe and heal the perineal area, increase breast milk production, and for relaxation as well as nourishment for both mother and […]

Redefining “Normal” Labor?

According to a new study published in the American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology, U.S. women spend 2-3 hours longer in labor as compared to 50 years ago. One possible explanation for the longer labors seen today may be epidural pain relief, which can slow labor down by 40-90 minutes. Compared to women 50 years […]

Read More » | April 3, 2012 | Category: Pediatrics, Women's Health | Comments: none | Tags: , , , ,

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