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09/02/2010
...designed to meet the nutritional needs of older children (11+) and adults. Occasionally Phlexy-Vits are used in children but the dosage must be adjusted and this should only be done under the direction and supervision of a healthcare professional. Phlexy-Vits were actually originally developed for patients with Phenylketonuria (PKU), who require a restrictive, low protein diet. However, they may be useful for anybody with a medical condition that requires them to follow a restrictive diet....
01/31/2008
...of kids with milk allergies can also be allergic to the protein in soy. That’s one of the reasons the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends not to use soy to manage milk allergies in babies. (The AAP actually also recommends not to feed soy-based formula to any infant because soy allergies are much more common in infants than children or adults.) Similar to what we have suggested for managing milk allergies, if your baby has...
07/08/2010
...Self-administrated shots of epinephrine (often referred to by the brand name EpiPen or epinephrine pen) are life-saving devices which can halt an allergic reaction and give a patient time to get to a hospital. For children and adults who experience anaphylaxis, an epinephrine shot is a matter of life or death. But it’s important for patients and caregivers to know how to properly work an automatic epinephrine shot. An incorrect or accidental administration can...
03/25/2010
...We know that the diagnosis of a food allergy or GI condition can sometimes be overwhelming for families. Fortunately, there are many great support groups out there that can help you find your footing with resources, advice and stories from other families going through similar situations. Here are a few that we have found helpful. American Partnership for Eosinophilic Disorders (APFED) APFED is an advocacy group for children and adults living with eosinophilic esophagitis,...
02/06/2013
...of Medicine (IOM) increased the recommended daily intake of Vitamin D for all age groups. The recommended intake for infants is 400 IU per day and for children and adults, 600 IU per day[ii]. Although Vitamin D can be obtained from sun exposure, kids play outside less than in previous years and sunscreen, which is recommended to prevent skin cancer, greatly reduces the body’s ability to make Vitamin D from the sun’s ultraviolet rays. This...
11/05/2015
...medical condition in which someone has recurring seizures. It is estimated that 2.9 million people in the United States are living with epilepsy. This condition can occur at any age, however it is more likely in children under the age of 2 years old and adults over the age of 65. Epilepsy is the 4th most common neurological disease after migraine, stroke, and Alzheimer’s disease.[1] Common Epilepsy Symptoms Epilepsy is a medical condition in which...
05/30/2016
...Not to be a downer, but life happens. In emergency situations it’s easy to panic and forget what you need to do to help someone having an allergic reaction. For such instances, it’s best to have an emergency plan of action. Prior to your outing, write down what needs to be done in case of emergency – this will not only help you but can also serve as a guideline for any other adults onsite...
04/26/2012
...adults avoid them because they think they are fattening. However, keep in mind that avocados are packed full of the good fat (and tons of other important nutrients). Avocados are a healthy way to boost your child’s calorie intake. A 1 oz serving (about 2 tbsp) of fresh avocado contains 50 calories. You may be surprised to find that kids often love avocados. For the little ones, you can mash avocados and mix them with...
   
 
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