If you’re new to fatherhood, there are lots of great ways to build a strong bond with your baby while helping your little family thrive. David Gee says that when his son, Jackson, arrived, his main thought was “I hope I don’t mess this up.” Gee, who was working full-time, devoted all the hours he
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Uveitis is an inflammation of the eye and is a common extra-articular manifestation associated with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA). It can cause vision-threatening complications, and if left uncontrolled may even lead to blindness. The majority of children develop uveitis within the first 2 years after arthritis symptom onset, but it can continue into adulthood. This
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New study results indicate that different comorbid conditions affecting individuals diagnosed with COVID-19 may impact how long they continue to receive positive SARS-CoV-2 polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test results. Individuals diagnosed with COVID-19 who are aged 60+, have three or more chronic medical conditions, particularly diabetes, obesity, rheumatologic disease, or an organ transplant, have positive
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According to a recent Finnish study, higher levels of moderate and vigorous physical activity can curb arterial stiffening already in childhood. However, sedentary time or aerobic fitness were not linked to arterial health. The results, based on the ongoing Physical Activity and Nutrition in Children (PANIC) Study conducted at the University of Eastern Finland, were
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Minimalist Christmas Gifts (Gifting Experiences this Holiday Season) The Parenting Junkie talks about minimalist Christmas today! Today is Cyber Monday, which means consumerism and toys! But have you considered minimalist Christmas gifts? Minimalist Christmas gift ideas include experience gifts, minimalist toys, and non-toy Christmas gifts. Need ideas and inspiration for non-toy gift ideas, specifically non-toy
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Kids love doing “adult” jobs, and these ten tasks are sure to make them feel helpful while you’re busy doing the real work. Encouraging kids to help with outdoor chores probably won’t lighten your actual workload, but it’ll give them a sense of accomplishment and pride—and keep them occupied. Here are some ideas. 1. Water
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The intestinal disease necrotizing enterocolitis is a leading cause of death among premature infants born in the U.S. and across the globe. Characterized by excessive inflammation that can cause tissue decay in the bowels, the disease provides a pathway for infectious and deadly bacteria to enter the bloodstream. Despite four decades of research, effective treatments
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With economic development, it would seem that undesirable side effects such as the mass production and consumption of highly processed junk foods, obesity, pollution and lifestyle diseases also increase in prevalence. A new paper published recently in the journal JAMA Pediatrics reports consistent and significant associations between the increased consumption of such ‘ultraprocessed foods’ by
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Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE Butterflies are one of the most beautiful creatures known to humankind. These enchanting insects come in all shapes, sizes and have spectacular physical features and bright colors. Butterfly-related baby names caught people’s attention when the celebrity couple Kylie Jenner and Travis Scott decided to give a butterfly name to their
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Playtime is just plain fun, and it’s also an essential way to keep minds and bodies active and thriving. As the warm weather hits and school ends, it’s the perfect time for families to explore and rediscover activities, games and toys, all while building those all-important developmental skills. School’s out but that doesn’t mean the
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