Category Archives: Pediatrics

Car Seats Save Lives…When Can We Stop Using Them?

Using car seats for your children may be the difference between life and death. Listen in to find out until what age it is recommended your child uses a car seat.Car Seats Save Lives

Controlling Mothers – Kids Eating Disorder?

Mothers certainly have the potential to greatly influence their kids’ eating patterns. But today, we look at a study that can be interpreted many different ways. I am not sure why the authors chose to slam mom on this one…

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Is Tylenol Safe for Kids?

Is Acetaminophen or Tylenol safe for kids, especially when you have to use it repeated for days during a cold that may last more than a week. Listen now for the latest research and my opinion on the study.

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Happy Meals Outlawed?!

San Fransisco City Counsel makes a move that can only happy in California. I love the sentiment behind not allowing marketing to our kids. But I’m torn over perpetuating the “Nanny State” we already live in. The decision has since been vetoed, but makes for interesting consideration.

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National Toxicology Expert on BPA

BPAFound in everything from baby bottles to contact lenses, tooth sealants to soda can linings, Bisphenol A or BPA is a chemical component of plastics… used to make them more resilient. The chemical is a recognized hormone disruptor, and specifically appears to disrupt estrogen pathways in the body. Recent studies have raised concerns about a potential link between BPA and cancers of the prostate and breast, as well as obesity.

Today, Dr Jim speaks with Dr. Retha Newbold, developmental reproductive biologist for the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences regarding her concerns for human risk with BPA exposure.

Microwave Oven Safety and Kids

microwave ovenWe reach into the microwave with our bare hands and pull out piping hot food on a daily basis. You’d never do that on a stove-top or oven. No wonder kids don’t necessarily understand the risk. Today Dr Jim discusses the surprising findings of a recent study on burns in children associated with microwave ovens.

All Jacked Up – The Movie

What if teens really lived out the movie “Supersize Me”? Well it turns out that many do, to the detriment of their physical and emotional health. For many teens, this pattern of eating is even destroying interpersonal relationships. A recent study shows a 500% increase in pre-pregnancy diabetes among teens. If you’re a teen or the parent of one looking to open a conversation, this movie will get you talking…  All Jacked Up  Dr Jim listeners receive a 20% discount.   Listen now to learn how…

Baby Proofing Your Home

Baby Mama, the movie, a strange place to learn about child safety. In the movie they hire a professional service to baby proof the home.  Each day, 1 child under 5 years old is seriously injured. Each month, 2 die as a result of injury. So what to do? Most of us don’t have that kind of extra cash laying around to hire professionals. Does that make you a bad parent? Can you accomplish this yourself? Get Dr Jim’s opinion on the subject. Listen now…

Useful Website for the Do-it-yourself-er:
Injury Prevention
Safe Kids USA 
Childrens Hospital Orange County

Recent OC Register article quoting Dr Jim on this subject

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