Stress and the Developing Brain
It is well known that the early months and years of life are critical for brain development. But the question remains: just how do early influences act on the brain to promote or challenge the developmental process? Research has suggested that many both positive and negative experiences, chronic...
Study Identifies SIDS Risk Factors Among American Indian Infants
CDC Press Release A study of Northern Plains Indians found that infants were less likely to die of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) if their mothers received visits from public health nurses before and after giving birth. The Aberdeen Area Infant Mortality Study, appearing in the December 4... Preschoolers in the Prozac Nursery
Is the Prozac Nation giving rise to the Prozac nursery? Recent studies have shown that the number of children, particularly preschoolers, on mood-altering medications is on the upswing. The most recent study, reported in the Feb. 12th edition of the Journal of the American Medical Association,... New State Data Show Obesity and Diabetes Still On the Rise
CDC Press Release The obesity and diabetes epidemics continued to escalate during 2001, according to new data released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). In a study published in the January 1, 2003, issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), CDC...
You Need Time Away From an Adopted Sibling Group
October 16, 2007, 6:51 am
Taking on a sibling group can be quite stressful. While you may feel that it is important for the children to have you at home to bond with, it is just as important for you to be in the right frame of mind. Therefore, you need to make time for yourself and for your significant other, if you have... MRSA Infections Kill More Americans Than HIV/AIDS
October 24, 2007, 6:35 am
Yesterday, I learned that our local elementary school had reported a case of MRSA. Usually if something is going around the school, a note comes home with my child. However, this school infection was actually reported as news on a local radio station, which caused me to do some research.... Family Trees And Adoption
September 26, 2007, 7:30 am
On the Russian adoption forum right now there is a thread that both enlightens and infuriates me. It's about telling a teacher that your child was adopted and those elementary school family tree projects . If you bear with me, I'll explain both reactions.
I've written before that I have told...
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