Category: Children’s Features


Children’s Art Project

June 25th, 2012 — 6:42am

Houston-based M.D. Anderson Hospital’s Children’s Art Project is equally successful at helping busy holiday shoppers while it generates funds to enhance the lives of its young cancer patients. The project provides easy access to a colorful and lively selection of child-designed holiday cards and gift items that grow more numerous and whimsical every year. Continue reading »

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High-fat diet curbs childhood seizures

February 29th, 2012 — 11:22am

When medications fail, a fat laden diet with almost no carbohydrates can dramatically improve the condition of children who have seizures, a dietitian and a pediatric neurologist reported during a session titled “The Ketogenic Diet–New Successes for Ancient Therapy”, at the 79th Annual Meeting and Exhibition of the American Dietetic Association (October 20-24) in San Antonio, Texas.

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Could Your Child Have Scoliosis. Part 2

January 18th, 2012 — 1:46pm

Severity and Treatment
The severity of the scoliosis is measured by degrees of curvature, which can range from extremely slight at 5 degrees, to extremely severe at 90 degrees. Slight curves do not send up warning flares to doctors. However, Carissa Havrilko’s curve reached 71 degrees, which is a very noticeable and progressing curve.

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Could Your Child Have Scoliosis. Part 1

January 18th, 2012 — 1:42pm

When Carissa Havrilko leaned over, her mother saw a barely noticeable hump.

“If she hadn’t been bending forward, I wouldn’t have noticed it at all,” said Cindy Havrilko from Shelton, Conn., who is thankful that her daughter’s pediatrician at the time noticed the scoliosis and suggested a specialist. He fitted her for a brace, and Havrilko even sought help from a chiropractor.

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