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Antibiotics and the Aware Parent

Posted by on February 20, 2015 at 12:45 AM Comments comments (0)

Acute Otitis Media is the most common upper respiratory condition treated in pediatric offices and the treatment of this condition continues to be the most controversial in the medical community (1-3).


The majority of children suffering from Acute Otitis Media will automatically be placed on antibiotics despite growing evidence that suggests there’s only a marginal benefit from this form of care (4).


The pediatric community is being confronted prima...

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Children May Not Need Antibiotics for Acute Infective Conjunctivitis

Posted by on February 17, 2015 at 12:45 AM Comments comments (0)

Antibiotics are not necessary for most children with acute infective conjunctivitis, according to the results of a randomized, double-blind trial published in the June 22 Early Online Publication issue of The Lancet.


“We have shown that symptoms resolve without antibiotics in most children with acute infective conjunctivitis,” lead author Peter W. Rose, from the University of Oxford, England, said in a news release. “The health economic argument against an...

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Ear Infections: Antibiotics Not Necessary

Posted by on February 12, 2015 at 12:45 AM Comments comments (0)

A landmark study published in Pediatrics has shown that treating ear infections with antibiotics has no benefit when compared to doing nothing (McCormick 2005). In this study 223 children were divided into two groups. One group received antibiotics, the other group received only medicines for symptom relief. The study sought to evaluate several outcomes including (1) parent satisfaction with their child’s care, (2) resolution of symptoms, and (3) failure and recurrence rate. The study w...

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Happy Healthy Child: A Holistic Approach

Posted by on February 8, 2015 at 12:40 AM Comments comments (0)

An Interview with Bruce Lipton By Sarah Kamrath

Earlier this year, filmmaker Sarah Kamrath sat down with Bruce Lipton, Ph.D., for an interview about a holistic approach to parenting for her Happy Healthy Child DVD series. Lipton, the author of such books as Spontaneous Evolution and The Biology of Belief, is an internationally recognized leader in bridging science and spirit, and a regular contributor to Pathways. This is an excerpt of their longer conversation.

Sarah Kamrath: Can...

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Chiropractic Care of a Pediatric Patient With Symptoms Associated With Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease

Posted by on February 2, 2015 at 12:35 AM Comments comments (0)

Background: Gastroesophageal reflux (GER) is a digestive disorder consisting of reflux of gastric contents into the esophagus 1. GER is also more commonly known as acid reflux and is considered a normal physiologic process that occurs in healthy people of all ages and affects approximately 50% of healthy, full-term newborns 2. The acid reflux occurs as a result of transient relaxations of the lower esophageal sphincter or when the sphincter tone adapts inadequately to changes in abdominal pre...

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A New Attitude Toward Fevers: An Interview With Philip Incao, MD

Posted by on January 29, 2015 at 2:40 AM Comments comments (0)


Interview originally conducted for the John R. Lee, M.D., Medical Letter.



No one is happy when their children are not feeling well. But there’s one symptom that has long had a bad reputation…which is finally starting to change. In this conversation, noted physician Dr. Philip Incao walks us through how fevers can help restore a child’s wellness, and why suppressing them can be a bad idea.



Dr. Incao,...

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Reclaiming Our Children´┐Ż??s Health

Posted by on January 29, 2015 at 2:35 AM Comments comments (1)

Nutrition, education and food policy affect all of our children. Can we change them for the better?


In 2009, the largest recall of peanut products, supplied by Peanut Corporation of America, was prompted by an outbreak of salmonella that killed eight and sickened more than 500 people, mostly children. More than 125 products were pulled off the shelves, many of which were being sold to nursing homes, schools and other institutions. The Washington Post reported that the last ...

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Healing Birth: The Second Time Around

Posted by on January 7, 2015 at 8:00 PM Comments comments (0)


How do you heal from a traumatic birth experience? How do you put it behind you and find the inner strength not only to move on, but to decide to do it all again? Could I, and should I, risk another traumatic birth? I asked myself these questions so many times. After watching the moms at the mall with their new babies and toddlers running around, mommyhood the second time around seemed like the most wonderful next step to take in my life. I pushed my memories of my son’s di...

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Designed for Hope: How Chiropractic Honors the Health Already Within Your Child

Posted by on January 7, 2015 at 7:55 PM Comments comments (0)


As chiropractors, we are confident that your child can live a healthy and abundant life. Chiropractic itself is based on hope…hope that you and your children are designed for health.


It’s interesting that most people never think to ask a chiropractor’s opinion when it comes to their kids. If you were to ask your M.D. why your children are constantly getting sick, he would probably admit that he doesn’t know. And to be perfectly honest, t...

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Brushing Up: Smile! You're About to Change Toothpastes

Posted by on November 26, 2014 at 11:25 PM Comments comments (0)

If you are one of the majority of Americans that dutifully brushes with Colgate Total® on your dentist’s recommendations, you may be doing yourself more harm than good. What is first in the eyes of the dental dictocrats may be the last thing you want in your mouth.


AAmerican Dental Association (ADA)-approved Colgate Total® claims to be the only toothpaste “clinically proven” to “protect both above and below the gum line.” It has a pat...

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Great Expectations

Posted by on November 26, 2014 at 11:20 PM Comments comments (0)


A very busy road near my home is under construction right now. I travel this way twice every day, but the other day I noticed a sign I hadn’t seen before. The sign said, “New lane configurations—EXPECT DELAYS!” Now at first, this didn’t seem strange to me, but as I continued to think about it, I wondered why I should EXPECT delays, rather than just preparing for them. What I mean by this is, if I leave a little earlier than I usually do so that I don...

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If It's Not Food, Don't Eat It!

Posted by on November 11, 2014 at 12:40 AM Comments comments (0)


No-Nonsense Guidelines for Creating an Eating-for- Health Lifestyle the Whole Family Can Enjoy.


When Brenda first started nutrition and health coaching she was depressed, overweight, extremely fatigued, had hypothyroidism, and severe PMS— among other things. In addition, her 11-year-old son had daily headaches that brought him to tears and frequently prevented him from playing; her 14-year-old daughter had dramatic mood swings and an attitude that was ...

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food cravings

Posted by on November 11, 2014 at 12:30 AM Comments comments (0)

About the Author:


Dr. Huber NMD, is a Naturopathic Medical Doctor and Primary Care Physician currently practicing in Tempe, Arizona. Dr. Huber focuses on herbal medicine, nutrition, intravenous therapies, environmental medicine and acupuncture. She received her Naturopathic Medical degree from Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine.



Posted by on November 11, 2014 at 12:30 AM Comments comments (0)


Over the past year, we have seen an increase in the number of products that contain beneficial microorganisms, or probiotics. The supermarket shelves are now inundated with yogurts, drinks, smoothies, baby foods, and even breakfast cereal, all costing more than the regular products and claiming to be more beneficial than the traditional brands. While these products may be more appealing to those interested in a “natural” approach to eating well, is this extra expense ...

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Mindfully Growing Greens from Sprout to Leaf to Smoothie!

Posted by on November 10, 2014 at 7:35 PM Comments comments (0)



So, the White House is growing their own organic First Family garden, and Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution is inspiring a national run on home gardening supplies. Just before following this welcome trend and jumping with abandon onto the family gardening bandwagon, what if we paused long enough to shift the impetus for polishing our hoes from fear of fast food to appreciation for life? Would a mindful approach to growing food ensure our investments weren’t ...

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Samford Fun Run

Posted by on November 10, 2014 at 7:10 PM Comments comments (0)

CT scans a key heart attack tool

Posted by on October 22, 2014 at 9:55 PM Comments comments (0)

Hope of a coeliac cure

Posted by on October 22, 2014 at 9:50 PM Comments comments (0)

Bottle bubs on fat track

Posted by on October 22, 2014 at 9:35 PM Comments comments (0)