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Pinterest Pin ItTips for Water Safety

Tips for Water Safety

Posted on 05/24/2016  by  Healthy Living Blog 

Whether it’s endless games of Marco Polo in the pool or jumping over waves at the beach, water is central to summer fun. Water safety requires vigilance. Children, in particular, are often completely unaware of the dangers that come with water activities. Even if they have had swimming lessons, young children can drown in only a few inches of water. Follow these tips from Palo Alto Medical Foundation Pediatrician LauraLe Dyner, M.D., to keep the entire family safe and healthy while enjoying the water this summer.


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Pinterest Pin ItIs My Child at Risk for Heart Disease?

Is My Child at Risk for Heart Disease?

Posted on 02/23/2016  by  Healthy Living Blog 

Taking steps to prevent cardiovascular disease — at any age — is important since heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women. But did you know that even children can have certain risk factors present that greatly increase the likelihood they will develop heart disease as an adult?

February is American Heart Month; a good time to remember that caring for our hearts is one of the most important things we can do for our health. One of the biggest risk factors contributing to heart disease is obesity, even in children and teenagers. Youths who are overweight, sedentary, lack proper nutrition or who are diabetic are at an increased risk of developing heart disease later in life.


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Pinterest Pin ItTips for Buying Safe, Thoughtful Toys

Tips for Buying Safe, Thoughtful Toys

Posted on 12/04/2015  by  Healthy Living Blog 

Hundreds of new toys hit store shelves during the winter holidays, and it can be overwhelming trying to find the right toy for the children in your life. Not only do you want the gift to be fun, but you want to make sure it’s safe and developmentally appropriate.

The latest toy report from the United States Public Interest Research Group Education Fund shows it pays to be vigilant when researching toys, as 22 potentially toxic and unsafe toys are still for sale at popular retail stores. Multiple toys tested positive for toxic chemicals, including chromium and phthalates, which can harm a child’s development. Researchers also found toys that pose a choking hazard, are too loud for a child’s ears and magnet toys that can cause serious injury if swallowed.


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Pinterest Pin ItThe Party’s Over?

The Party’s Over?

Posted on 11/19/2015  by  Healthy Living Blog 

Just days before Halloween, foodies got bad news that was neither a trick nor a treat.

The World Health Organization’s cancer agency, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), classified eating red meat – beef, veal, pork, lamb – as “probably carcinogenic to humans.” This new classification puts steak and pork chops in Group 2A, the same group as inorganic lead compounds and malaria.


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Pinterest Pin ItHPV Vaccine — How Many Shots Do We Need?

HPV Vaccine — How Many Shots Do We Need?

Posted on 07/06/2015  by  Healthy Living Blog 

A recent study looking at the effectiveness of the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine has been making headlines by claiming youths may only need one shot instead of three to be protected from the sexually transmitted virus. But Sutter Health doctors say the study was not comprehensive, and caution against foregoing any life-saving vaccines.

The U.S. National Cancer Institute study, published in the journal Lancet Oncology, claimed the HPV vaccine remained effective after four years in 77 to 86 percent of its 260,000 female participants, regardless of how many shots they received. However, as Dr. Nancy Brown with the Palo Alto Medical Foundation explains, the study only took certain types of HPV (HPV-16 and HPV-18) into account.


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