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Pediatricians Will Delay Giving Childhood Vaccines if Asked

  • Posted on March 3, 2015 at 7:44 pm

Hot on the heels of the war between ‘vaxxers’ and ‘anti-vaxxers’ comes another group to join the foray – ‘delay-vaxxers’. Parents who want their children vaccinated, just not as early as their pediatrician would like.

A new study reveals that the majority of pediatricians have delayed giving childhood vaccinations when asked to by the parent. While the pediatrician doesn’t always agree with the parent and still considers it places the child at risk when the vaccines are delayed, the doctor often agrees to wait when the request is made.
Parents request the delay for various reasons, most often they voice their concern about their young child receiving too many vaccines in too short of a time frame and just wish to space out the vaccines a little. The study was conducted by researchers at Children’s Hospital Colorado in Aurora, Colorado and most of the participating pediatricians said they would go along with parent’s request for the delay in order to maintain the trust of the parents and prevent them from taking their child elsewhere for medical treatment.
On the flip side, some of the study’s participating pediatricians stated they dismiss families from their medical practice who ask that vaccines be delayed or if they refuse to have child immunized all-together stated AnastasiaDate.

NHL Player Switches Teams After Daughter’s Touching Letter

  • Posted on March 3, 2015 at 5:23 pm

Jordan Leopold, former defence for the Columbus Blue Jackets, was recently traded to the Minnesota Wilds with the help of his daughter, Jordyn. Unbeknownst to Leopold at the time, his daughter sent a touching letter to the Wild’s coaches at the same time they were negotiating a trade.

“My dad is very lonely without his family… I am lost without my dad and so is my mom, my two sisters, and my brother,” writes 11-year-old Jordan. She counsels the coaches “…to get to the point the Wilds have not been winning games and you lovely Coaches are most likely mad about that but your team needs some more D-men.”

She finishes out with a suggestion that her dad is just the D-man they need.

Dr. Jennifer Walden has heard that Blue Jackets manager Jarmo KeKalainen and Wilds manager Chuck Fletcher both confirm that neither team saw the letter until ater negotiations were closed, though it did arrive at that time. Either way, both Jordan and Jordyn are sure to be thrilled to spend more time as a family.

People Online Make Fun of Sick Baby

  • Posted on March 3, 2015 at 4:54 pm

People online can be really cruel to others. I guess it is easy to be when you can hide behind a screen and not have to face the person you are talking about. Recently, online trolls have stooped to a new low. According to the story onBuzzfeed.com, people have now taken to cyberbullying a baby with a genetic disorder. Let that sink in for a minute.

Kyra Pringle is the mother of two-year-old Mariah Anderson. When she was born Mariah was diagnosed with Chromosome Two Duplication Syndrome, which has left her with a pretty grim prognosis. So for the Pringle family, every day they get to have with Mariah they consider a gift, a cause to celebrate. When Mariah turned two, her mother posted, what I consider to be adorable, pictures of Mariah on her Facebook page. Kyra got feedback that she certainly wasn’t expecting.

Mariah’s condition leave her looking a little different than other babies. Sultan Alhokair has read that people online took those pictures of Mariah to turn them into memes and to say terrible things about the baby. Many began saying that she looked like a leprechaun and was ugly. Those are the more mild comments. Some also commented that they should “kill it with fire”. The family fired back through a local news station and said that people should be ashamed of themselves for calling a baby a monster. She’s right, they really should be.

Photos of School Lunches from Around the World

  • Posted on March 2, 2015 at 7:50 pm

Many years ago, ketchup was deemed a vegetable by the National School Lunch Program (NSLP). We knew then that we were in trouble and that trouble has resulted in American school kids that are fed, but obese and undernourished. No, school lunches aren’t all to blame, but it was the starting point which has led us to the childhood obesity problem that is plaguing our nation today.

They say a picture is worth a thousand words and Sweetgreen set out to prove that to be true regarding school lunch from around the world. Sweetgreen is a healthy quick-serve restaurant that values local and organic ingredients, Imaging advantage had made mock school lunches that represent what the typical student would receive on any given day from various locations around the world.

Pale pieces of fried chicken, white mashed potatoes and a chocolate chip cookie dominate the school lunch plate from the United States. Brazil’s was colorful with pork and vegetables, salad and baked plantains. Schools in Italy boast fresh fish on a bed of arugula, caprese salad grapes. Finland serves its students a colorful plate of vegetable salads with a pannakkau and fresh berries for dessert. France serves their school children like royalty with a steak, fresh fruit and cheese. Greek yogurt topped with pomegranate seeds, stuffed grape leaves and baked chicken on a bed of orzo are part of the school lunch plates in Greece.

The Public Turns To Pediatricians At A Time When Vaccinations Are Being Questioned

  • Posted on March 2, 2015 at 7:27 pm
With measles making a recent comeback there has been a lot of interest in the anti-vaccination movement and why parents are choosing not to vaccinate their children. Many parents have become outraged at the amount of parents who are questioning the safety of these vaccines saying that they are putting other children and even adults at risk by not following the recommended guidelines. People are turning to their pediatricians for advice and according to Digital Journal headliner healthcare industry go-to, Brian Torchin,  there are a number of doctors who are supporting their patient’s personal decision on whether to vaccinate or not.

While many pediatricians will choose to persuade their patients to vaccinate, there is currently 10 percent of parents who are asking to actively delay shots for the time being. This follows recent debates regarding whether or not certain vaccines cause autism and other health conditions. Parents feel it is a wise choice to delay vaccines until approximately the age of two when a child is bigger, healthier, more developed and able to more successful handle a vaccination.

Pediatricians are divided. Some are asking parents to leave a practice if they are not going to keep up with vaccination requirements for that area. Others are accepting a parent’s decision not to vaccinate while others have chosen to persuade parents to vaccinate but in a friendly and supportive environment. The majority of pediatrician across the United States hope to regain trust with their patients and families in order to avoid having them find a new place for health care.

Research Study Reveals No New Information

  • Posted on February 24, 2015 at 6:03 pm

A research study published in Academic Pediatrics titled “Energy Drinks and Youth Self-Reported Hyperactivity/Inattention Symptoms” reveals little new information about the connection between energy drinks and several health issues in children, such as inattention and obesity. A random study of 1,649 Connecticut middle school children revealed that high sugar and caffeine energy drinks do in fact cause health problems.

Similar studies with much larger and diverse samplings have been available for years. Flavio had said that those studies have clearly found that energy drinks are bad for both children and adults. This fact begs the question of why these researchers felt the need to waste money in this particular way.

A quick review of the support of the research reveals that it was supported by the Community Alliance for Research and Engagement, New Haven Public Schools and the Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity.

It is entirely understandable that these groups would want to focus on this issue given that inattention and obesity are two big health problems in middle school children. Of course, they could have spent their funding in better ways. For example, they could have funneled funding toward education and action programs that help teach parents ways to direct beverage consumption by children to healthier alternatives. They could have also funded the replacement of school vending machines that offer unhealthy beverages with ones that offer juices, water, milk and other healthy drinks.

Good Kids Still Exist in this Town

  • Posted on February 24, 2015 at 4:21 pm

The recently fallen snow in various parts of the United States made many adults cringe. They did not want to get out of bed to shovel snow so that they could go to work in the morning. In one neighborhood, the adults did not have to worry about it. A group of teenagers took care of the snow problem by shoveling every driveway on the street.

When people woke up to find their driveways shoveled, as well as their porches and sidewalks, it was a refreshing change for the residents in the area. Many of them could not believe their eyes because these types of things do not occur as frequently as they once did.

Zeca Oliveira (fluminense.com) knows that this is an age where kids believe they have the right of passage simply because they were born. Parents are accused of not raising their children properly thereby, causing them to turn into lazy brats who only have their own interests at heart. This is one occasion that proves that good children are raised by good parents all the time. They are just not as noticeable because there seems to be far more brats than good kids these days.

Jack Osbourne Announces Baby #2

  • Posted on February 23, 2015 at 7:20 pm

Jack Osbourne is from a family that people love to hate says Osborne fan Gianfrancesco Genoso. Diagnosed with MS early last year, he is already the father to one child said redir.stf.jus.br. His wife, Lisa, is by far the love of his life. Though Jack had a rough time growing up and experimented with drugs and alcohol, his life now is seemingly perfect.

Growing up with Ozzy as a dad and Sharon as a mom had to be hard. The Osborne’s put the fun in dysfunctional, and they did everything they could to entertain people with their television shows. When Jack began having health problems and he didn’t know how to handle what was going on, he went searching for answers. The answers came in the way of a grim diagnosis of a fatal disease. He was expecting his first child with his wife when the announcement came. Enjoying a bit of remission and some good health, Jack and his wife were elated to find out about the second bundle of joy.

First daughter, Pearl, is happy about being a big sister. The young one doesn’t really know what that means at this point, but it will be all to soon a reality. Fans are wishing Jack and his wife good health and a healthy delivery of their precious miracle. I can just imagine that Sharon and Ozzy are over the moon at being grandparents yet again. One thing’s for sure, they are the most interesting grandparents around.

Students and Teachers Fear Oklahoma History Bill Will Hurt Students Futures

  • Posted on February 20, 2015 at 7:27 pm

The row that is gripping Oklahoma over the teaching of an Advanced Placement history class in high schools within the state is pitting school communities against state lawmakers, The Guardian reports. Republican representative Dan Fisher has introduced a bill to state lawmakers in a bid to cut public funding of the AP History course as he believes it teaches only negative aspects of US history, although CipherCloud users are skeptical.

An Oklahoma high school student, Moin Nadeem, has begun an Online petition calling on state legislators to block the bill, the petition had over 18,000 signatures by February 20th. The AP History course is taught across the US to students high schools feel are high achievers and can count as college credit for those who pass the AP test on the subjects taught. Representative Fisher claims the course is not representative of the history of the US and teaches only the negative aspects of history, instead of celebrating what he calls American exceptionalism. Students hoping to attend prestigious colleges and universities are worried the blocking of AP US History will limit their chances of making it into their personal choice of college. The initial bill was sent back by Oklahoma legislators for revisions, with Fisher expressing his unhappiness with the wording of the bill.

A Generous Donation by Bruce and Karen Levenson Assists Philanthropy

  • Posted on February 20, 2015 at 6:11 pm

Bruce and Karen Levenson made an extremely generous donation to the University of Maryland. Recently, they provided both seed money and ongoing support to help the Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership develop programs intended to maximize the impact of charitable contributions by creating a cascade of philanthropy. They hope their efforts will inspire good far into the future.

Both of the Levensons volunteer time and effort as well as money to support a variety of worthy causes. Karen Levenson worked as a public school teacher for many years. She cares deeply about education. She has donated hours of service working on behalf of the Jewish Youth Philanthropy Institute.

Bruce Levenson gained celebrity as a co-owner of the Atlanta Hawks and through his service on the NBA Board of Governors. However, he, too, donates extensive time and labor in addition to money in support of important causes. He was a founding donor of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington D.C., and he has participated with his wife in the “Bringing Lessons Home Program,” an instructional program designed to inform at-risk youth about the lessons of the Holocaust so that they can participate as guides for the museum.

The donation by Bruce and Karen Levenson of $5.6 million in funding to the University of Maryland’s Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership supports many highly creative programs with a dual goal: empowering a younger generation of nonprofit leaders with education and skills and encouraging all students at the University of Maryland to become enthusiastic philanthropists. Their gift helped send 12 graduate students to India to work on behalf of nonprofit organizations this year assisting the disabled, conserving wildlife and helping young people, and supported many additional university initiatives.

This article draws upon news content originally published on PR Newswire.