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Many people don’t realize it, but children can often be at even higher risk of sinus problems than adults due to their not-yet-fully-developed sinus cavities. Their sinuses may not drain properly, or may even drain too often, but since their heads haven’t yet taken on the shape of an adult, their symptoms may be different […]

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  Recent data from the American Sleep Apnea Association shows that as many as four percent of American kids have been diagnosed with sleep apnea, a condition that is characterized by snoring and pauses in normal breathing patterns during sleep. Sleep apnea in children is most commonly diagnosed between the ages of 3 and 7, […]

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a report that shows that 830 children died from the flu between 2004 and 2012. Of these deaths, over 40 percent were healthy kids before contracting the flu, and very few had received flu shots. Guidelines recommend that everyone over the age of six month receive a […]

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A recent study published in the New England Journal of Medicine included 464 children diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea. The children, ages 5 to 9, were either assigned to have an adenotonsillectomy, or assigned a “watchful waiting” approach to treatment. The researchers assessed the children’s behavior and health outcomes at the beginning of the study […]

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April is Autism Awareness month, so we would like to take this opportunity to discuss the link between autism and sleep apnea. Studies have shown that 66% of children with autism spectrum disorders have sleep disturbances on a regular, if not nightly, basis. While no proven explanation exists to explain why children with autism have […]

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We all know that a good night’s sleep is imperative for retaining the information learned in the classroom, but several studies conducted over the last few years are showing a considerable link between sleep apnea and serious behavioral disorders and learning disabilities. A recent study published in the journal SLEEP looked at the association between […]

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Every new parent fears the worst when it comes to food allergies, especially the ones that gain so much media attention for the severe allergic reactions, such as eggs, shellfish and peanut allergies. In 2000, the American Academy of Pediatrics issued guidelines that suggested children do not have milk until age 1, eggs until age […]

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According to the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, over 70 percent of U.S. households have a dog or cat. Unfortunately, furry pets are also the most common causes of allergy problems, especially in infants and children. It has been estimated that as much as 30 percent of asthma sufferers also have pet allergies. […]

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It sounds like every kid’s dream come true, but the idea of being allergic to school may not be as far fetched as it sounds. Many parents are finding that their children’s concentration at school is waning not because of boredom or ADHD, but because of allergies that are triggered in the classroom or on […]

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