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Baylor College of Medicine Findings

August 14, 2009

With flu season looming, it’s important for parents who have children with chronic health conditions to know that their youngsters should be treated quickly with flu-fighting drugs, said an expert at Baylor College of Medicine.

http://www.bcm.edu/findings/vol7/is7/09aug_n1.html

Ease kids’ anxiety over starting at new school
Starting at a new school ““ whether it’s because of a move or simply graduating to a higher grade ““ can be difficult for children and adolescents. But parents and children can work together to ease the transition, according to a Baylor College of Medicine expert.

http://www.bcm.edu/findings/vol7/is7/09aug_n2.html

Encouraging team sports good practice for parents

Parents can get their children to turn off the television and computer by placing value on strenuous team sports and other activities, according to a recent report by Baylor College of Medicine and other researchers.

http://www.bcm.edu/findings/vol7/is7/09aug_n3.html

Asthma can be managed but not cured

Asthma can be treated but even still, medications and lifestyle changes will not cure the disease, which affects about 24 million Americans, says an expert at Baylor College of Medicine.

http://www.bcm.edu/findings/vol7/is7/09aug_n4.html

Speedier mammogram results could reduce stress

Yearly mammogram screenings often involve waiting for test results, a process that can be stressful and may even deter some women from getting their annual tests. Now this process has been made easier at Baylor College of Medicine.

http://www.bcm.edu/findings/vol7/is7/09aug_n5.html

A Matter of Health

Parents usually have a lot of issues and tasks to deal with to get their children ready to go back to school. Reestablishing routines and purchasing clothes and school supplies become their focus. This year parents should add another item to their to-do list ““ preparing for seasonal flu and swine flu.

http://www.bcm.edu/findings/vol7/is7/09aug_m.html

Briefs

http://www.bcm.edu/findings/vol7/is7/09aug_b.html




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