Dr Kim Duong, OD who works at Rady's children hospital in San Diego discusses the importance of annual eye exams for children with Dr Khoa Truong OD of KDT Optometry.
According to the American Journal of Infection Control, more than 164 million school days are missed annually in U.S. public schools due to the spread of infectious diseases. An astonishing 3 million of those school days are lost as a result of acute conjunctivitis, also known as "pink eye." In recognition of September's "Children's Eye … Continue reading Prevent the Spread of Pink Eye as Children Head Back to School
WebMD (5/16, Nierenberg) reported that infants who are given "antibiotics during the first year of life may be at a slightly increased risk of developing asthma by age 18," according to a study in the journal Pediatrics. Researchers analyzed data from "22 previous studies published between 1950 and July 1, 2010," and found that infants … Continue reading Antibiotic Use During Infancy May Increase Risk For Developing Childhood Asthma
As part of a continuing series focusing on how childhood is changing in America, USA Today (4/13, Szabo) reports that "26% of children now suffer from a long-term health problem, says a 2010 study of more than 5,000 children ages two to eight in the Journal of the American Medical Association." What's more, "more than … Continue reading Study: More Than A Quarter Of US Children May Now Suffer From A Long-Term Health Problem
In continuing coverage, the Fort Wayne Journal-Gazette (3/27, Svenson) reported, "US eye specialists are welcoming the Nintendo 3DS game device," saying that it may help detect vision disorders. "These problems are much easier to fix if caught before age 6, when the visual system in our brains is more or less done developing." Unfortunately, "only … Continue reading US Eye Specialists Welcome Nintendo 3DS Game Device