My husband wanted my opinion on the recent TIME magazine cover of a mother nursing her toddler. The toddler, who is almost 4 years old, is standing on a chair and looking toward the camera. He has his mother’s left breast in his mouth. When my 14-year-old daughter saw the photo, she said, “That’s kinda creepy.”
Part 3. The Rule
As we’ve seen, the problem isn’t the picky eating, per se. Kids are getting enough calories, and they’re certainly growing big enough. Even the skinniest kids in today’s world are far healthier and have far better nutrition than most of the kids from previous generations. And I certainly haven’t seen health problems in the slender kids in my practice. What I see very commonly, though, are health problems from overweight: diabetes, high blood pressure, depression, and social isolation.
Unless you've been living under a rock, you know that social media is everywhere. And although Social Media is growing like weeds and more people are adopting it, the medical community has yet to embrace it fully.
Today the most worrisome child was the last child. Grandma brought in a 7-day-old infant. The Mom was in the next room with an OB GYN Physician Assistant from San Jose, who helps out at the clinic several times a year.
Last post, the Picky Eater Guide started with some history and perspective. The bottom line: there is a huge nutritional problem in the developed world, and it’s causing huge health problems. But it’s not that kids don’t eat their veggies, or that kids don’t eat what their parents want them to eat. It’s that kids, and adults, eat too much. Unfortunately, some things parents do to try to get their kids to “eat healthy” might in the long run be contributing to the warped sense of appetite that seems to be a major cause of the obesity epidemic. This post is about what parents shouldn’t do—the “don’t” list of things that in the long run may end up doing far more harm than good. Got a picky eater? Let’s not make things worse by creating a picky eater with a weight problem.
Let's face it, customer service is really, really bad in healthcare. Sometimes, you get people that are nice, but for the most part, hospitals and doctor offices do a bad job of making people welcomed or comfortable or going the extra mile the way other establishments do.
Many Nicaraguans walk barefoot, which seems impossible to me, but I see this all the time. The pathways, the beach, and the dirt roads are definitely not foot-friendly for Gringos like me. Nicaraguan soles must be like leather.
For any of you that have children with eczema, you know what I am talking about. Kids can't help but scratch when they have an itch, and scratching ALWAYS leads to more itching! Eczema can range from dry, scaly skin to red, open, painful skin. It is sometimes associated with allergies and asthma (allergic triad). All forms of eczema have the same problem, there is a breakdown in the body's main protective organ - the skin.
There will always be bullies, despite antibullying campaigns by major medical associations or celebrities who try to eliminate insensitive and hurtful behavior through public service announcements. Every so often though, a bully is grabbed by the horns and forced to face the repercussion of his or her poor judgment. An example of this is the Dharun Ravi case.