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Protect children in the digital age by reducing wireless radiation

Devra Davis, PhD MPH
President and Founder
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What you should do if you suspect your child has ADHD

Andrew R. Gilbert, M.D.
Medical Director
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Why rewarding children with sugar or treats is a big mistake

Carolina Jantac, MS, RD, LD
Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, Spokesperson
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Be proactive when getting your child treatment for scoliosis

Michael Roh, MD
Orthopedic Spine Surgeon
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Cooking healthy foods for picky eaters to help them eat healthier

Susan Tucker
Nutrition Counselor & Health Coach
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Cord blood banking can help your children stay healthy

Morey Kraus
Chief Science Officer
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Children's Health

As parents, we often worry about our children’s health more than we do our own. And while this seems natural, there are things that we can do and advice that we can take to help us take care of our kids the best way possible. Whether your child has a severe illness like diabetes, cancer, or down syndrome, or your baby is in the NICU, ExpertBeacon can help relieve the stress with reliable advice. We can also help you when caring for your child if they have a less serious sickness like the flu, cold, diarrhea, and even how to keep your baby healthy no matter the circumstance.

New mothers: Make safe and natural health choices for your child

New parents know the importance of nutrition and exercise for ensuring their children stay healthy. But you might not know how to go about choosing the healthiest foods and keeping your kids active enough if you haven’t ever done it before. Here are some easy, stress-free health and nutrition tips to boost children’s health.

Dr. Kate MorrisonNaturopathic Doctor

Dr. Kate Morrison is a naturopathic physician and graduate of the prestigious Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine. Following her son’s experience with cow milk intolerance and drawing on her clinical experience, she co-founded Kabrita to l...

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Protect children in the digital age by reducing wireless radiation

In these days of digitalization of the world from smart-toothbrushes to baby monitors, few are asking about the long term impact on the developing brain and body from growing up in a sea of radiofrequency radiation that did not exist even four years ago. While pregnancy remains a time of intense interest in protecting mother and child, the need for protection does not end with birth. Research from around the world indicates that the rapidly growing young child faces special vulnerabilities to toxic chemicals as well as to wireless radiation.

Devra Davis, PhD MPHPresident and Founder

Devra Davis, PhD, is president and founder of the Environmental Health Trust, www.ehtrust.org. She lectures at UCSF, Berkeley, Dartmouth, Georgetown, Harvard, and other universities, and was founding director of the Center for Environmental Onco...

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Why rewarding children with sugar or treats is a big mistake

“A piece of candy for all who finish their spelling test on time today!” or “If you finish all your dinner and I’ll give you a lollypop!” are good examples of common situations where sugar is presented as a reward. At first this seems pretty harmless, after all how bad is just one little piece of candy? The problem lies in the accumulation factor and the unintended subliminal message resulting in long term effects. When a child is rewarded at school by their teacher, at home by their parent, at an after school activity by their coach - you can do the math.

Carolina Jantac, MS, RD, LDRegistered Dietitian Nutritionist, Spokesperson

Carolina Lima Jantac, MS, RD, LD. Nutrition and Social Media Manager, Kid Kritics Approved Spokesperson. Carolina completed her undergraduate in Food Science and Human Nutrition at University of Florida. Her master’s degree focused on nutritiona...

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Cooking healthy foods for picky eaters to help them eat healthier

Susan Tucker Nutrition Counselor & Health Coach Green Beat Life, LLC

Kids are smart and no doubt there’s an agenda behind their picky eating. The good news is they will come around and develop into well-rounded eaters. It just takes patience and some easy strategies. Here is some advice to help.

Susan TuckerNutrition Counselor & Health Coach

Susan Tucker is the founder of Green Beat Life, LLC, a nutrition counseling practice based in New York City. Susan is a graduate of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition where she earned certification in Nutrition Counseling and Health Coachin...

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Getting your child interested in sports will help prevent obesity

America is facing an inactivity and obesity crisis. Twenty-eight-percent of all Americans are sedentary, meaning they do not participate in any physical activity throughout the year. This number is leveling in most age groups yet continues to climb in young people. If we allow this trend to continue, obesity related healthcare costs will soar in the near future.

Jim BaughFounder

Jim Baugh is a sporting goods industry veteran with almost 40 years of experience in the field. Focused on leading with an entrepreneurial approach, Jim has played a pivotal role in national and local initiatives to “Get America Moving.” Most re...

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Protect your baby during the winter: Know the facts about RSV

During the fall and winter seasons, it’s important to be aware of all the illnesses the cold weather brings, such as cold and flu. Often going undetected, but still a serious threat, is a common seasonal virus called Respiratory Syncytial Virus or RSV, which is the leading cause of infant hospitalization and affects nearly all babies by age two.

Paul A. Checchia, M.D., F.A.A.P., F.C.C.M., F.A.C.C.Professor of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine and Medical Director of Pediatric Cardiovascular Inten

Paul Checchia, M.D., serves as Medical Director of the Pediatric Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit at Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston. Additionally, he is Professor of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. He spec...

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Battle obesity in children by fostering an active family lifestyle

Americans are among the unhealthiest people in the world – 68 percent are considered either obese or overweight and 192 million people are not active to healthy standards. One of the biggest causes of obesity is inactivity. Nearly 20 percent of children are living an inactive lifestyle, a number continuing to climb at an alarming rate. Regular physical activity decreases the risk for developing cardiovascular disease, type-2 diabetes and depression – but children benefit in more ways than you might think.

Jim BaughFounder

Jim Baugh is a sporting goods industry veteran with almost 40 years of experience in the field. Focused on leading with an entrepreneurial approach, Jim has played a pivotal role in national and local initiatives to “Get America Moving.” Most re...

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Maintain your child’s vision and eye health to optimize learning

Children are not just small adults. Their entire physiology is unique and that includes their eyes. Vision is something that we have a little when we are born, but our eyes and visual system grows and continues to develop well into our childhood years. Here are some expert advice to help your child see well and function fully while growing up.

Dr. Jeffrey AnshelOptometrist

Dr. Jeffrey Anshel is a 1975 graduate from the Illinois College of Optometry. He has written numerous articles and five books regarding nutritional influences on vision and computer vision concerns. Dr. Anshel is the principal of Corporate Visio...

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Ensure the top level of care for your baby’s eye health

Extra gentle care is essential for your baby and child’s eye health. You should clean your baby’s gentle eyes every day to help remove eye crusts and scales that may have formed while they were sleeping, and never hesitate to consult with your child’s pediatrician if you have any questions or concerns about eye care in general.

Dr. Eli FischerPresident

If you are an Israeli mother or have visited Israel, you know the name Dr. Fischer. His anti-aging, skin and health care products are everywhere, including in practically every medicine cabinet and every hospital and emergency ward in Israel. In...

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Teach your children about healthy nutrition and wise choices

Dr. Soania Mathur Family Physician, Patient Advocate, Entrepreneur Hippylicious Inc.

When we have children, we take on many roles – protector, mentor, caregiver, chauffeur, financer, and educator to name a few. We want nothing more than to keep them safe and healthy both physically and mentally. So we teach them how to look both ways before crossing the street, remind them to wear their bike helmets, and try to bolster their self-esteem. But how do we instill these habits in our children so that they are compelled to make healthy choices throughout their lives, whether we are there to guide them or not?

Dr. Soania MathurFamily Physician, Patient Advocate, Entrepreneur

Dr. Soania Mathur is a family physician living outside of Toronto, Ontario who had to resign her practice as a result of her Young Onset Parkinson's Disease a full twelve years after her diagnosis at age 27. Now she is a dedicated speaker, write...

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You can survive the NICU

The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) can be a very stressful place. Not only are you recovering from labor and delivery, but your baby (or babies) needs special attention for prematurity, a traumatic birth, or other medical issues. Whether your newborn is in the NICU for a few hours or several months, here are some tips to help you get through this time.

Amanda RothSocial Worker

Amanda is a clinical social worker (MSW, LICSW) who has worked with mentally ill adults in both in-patient hospital and community mental health settings. She also spent nearly three years as a social worker in one of the largest NICUs in the Pac...

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What to do when your baby has a fever in the middle of the night

Fevers are a natural occurrence of the body in response to illness, whether viral or bacterial. Beyond children's fever reducers like acetaminophen or ibuprofen, it's sometimes confusing and frustrating to figure out how to respond when your child develops a fever. No parent wants their kids to be sick, so here are some things to consider when you discover your child has a fever in the middle of the night.

Justin C. Young, M.D.Doctor

Justin C. Young, M.D. is a physician from Atlanta, who now lives in Los Angeles. He is a 2002 graduate of UNC-Chapel Hill and former Student Body President. He graduated from Meharry Medical College in Nashville, Tenn., in 2008 and started initi...

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What you should do if you suspect your child has ADHD

Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a psychiatric disorder characterized by symptoms of inattention, impulsivity and/or hyperactivity. ADHD is one of the most common childhood disorders and frequently continues into adolescence and adulthood. Although so many individuals with ADHD are bright, creative, and dynamic and have tremendous gifts, ADHD can greatly interfere with educational, occupational, economic and social functioning.

Andrew R. Gilbert, M.D.Medical Director

Andrew R. Gilbert, M.D. is a board certified child, adolescent and adult psychiatrist and Medical Director of the Hallowell Center in New York City. Dr. Gilbert practices both psychopharmacology and psychotherapy and each approach is individuall...

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Be proactive when getting your child treatment for scoliosis

Approximately one in 50, or 6 million people, have scoliosis in the U.S., 10 percent of those affected are children. Scoliosis is a sideways curvature of the spine that occurs most often during an adolescent growth spurt. According to the Scoliosis Association, the condition is the most common deformity of the spine but new research and development for screening and non-operative interventions are providing opportunities for safer and more effective early diagnosis and patient care.

Michael Roh, MDOrthopedic Spine Surgeon

Dr. Roh is co-founder of Rockford Spine Center, and has long been dedicated to creating a comprehensive spine center that provides superior and compassionate patient care. He has special expertise in cervical spine surgery and minimally invasive...

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Know the warnings signs and symptoms of depression in your child

Commonly reported symptoms of depression in adults include difficulties sleeping, concentrating, fatigue and decreased energy, loss of interest or pleasure in everyday activities, feeling sad, and hopeless. However, these symptoms of depression often look much different in children, and because of this, it is important that parents be able to recognize warning signs of depression that are common among children.

Amanda SheldonProfessional Counselor

I view each therapeutic relationship as an opportunity to walk alongside my clients on their journey towards achieving their therapeutic goals in a safe and supportive environment. Amanda holds a Master’s degree in Clinical Counseling Psych...

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Cord blood banking can help your children stay healthy

Based on nearly two decades of clinical medicine, there’s no denying the incredible value of cord blood stem cells in treating nearly 80 life threatening diseases of the blood. In the past decade alone, the percentage of all transplant procedures done using cord blood has risen from 1 percent to 22 percent in adults and up to 50 percent in children. The number of treatments cord blood has been used for has risen from one in 1988 to nearly 80 in 2010. And now, researchers are actively exploring new uses, including the potential treatment of autoimmune, neurodegenerative and cardiovascular diseases. Clinical trials being conducted today are testing the utility of cord blood infusions to treat important diseases of childhood including Cerebral Palsy, Type 1 Diabetes and Autism.
Morey KrausChief Science Officer

Morey Kraus is the Chief Scientific Officer of the Diagnostics division of PerkinElmer, Inc. Prior to assuming this role Kraus was the founder and Chief Technology Officer of the ViaCord business unit. ViaCord is a private cord blood banking ser...

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Encourage mental health in children with a psychological evaluation

Getting a psychological evaluation for your child can be a great first step in providing your child with a strong support system for their overall mental health. Often your child can be resistant to going to therapy or seeing a psychologist, however, if you approach your child about it honestly and choose a doctor that is a right fit for your child they understand the benefit of getting help.

Amanda SheldonProfessional Counselor

I view each therapeutic relationship as an opportunity to walk alongside my clients on their journey towards achieving their therapeutic goals in a safe and supportive environment. Amanda holds a Master’s degree in Clinical Counseling Psych...

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Prevent childhood obesity by making healthier food choices

Overweight and obese children have a 70 - 80% chance of being overweight their entire lives and are more vulnerable to developing serious health conditions such as type II diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, sleep disorders, along with psychological problems such as depression and low-self esteem. Understanding some of the root causes of childhood obesity can assist with making the better health decisions for you and your family.

Nancy GubertiNutritionist, GFCF, Health Coach

Nancy Guberti is a nutritionist, Defeat Autism Now practitioner, Gluten-Free Casein-Free (GFCF) diet counselor, healthy lifestyle coach and functional medicine metabolic specialist. Nancy practices a biomedical and nutritional approach to healin...

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Parents guide on how to prevent hearing loss in your children

Today's tech-connected kids live in a high-def world. They experience Blu-ray, surround-sound audio, life-like computer graphics and 3D movies, and are bombarded by sound from television, toys, game consoles, music players and in-vehicle entertainment systems. They play in garage bands, school bands and drumlines, and they go to concerts and sporting events where noise often exceeds safe levels. Parents need to be involved in monitoring the noise levels and be aware of the dangers that can cause hearing loss.

Gail Gudmundsen, AuDManaging Director, Audiology Division

Gail Gudmundsen, Au.D., holds a doctorate in audiology. Early in her career, she provided clinical audiology services at the two largest teaching hospitals in Chicago, after which she operated a multi-office audiology private practice for over t...

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An acupuncturist can help treat your child's health conditions

While many adults are open to treating their own ailments with acupuncture and Chinese medicine, it is still not widely embraced as a treatment for children. Why is that? This is likely due to the fear of many parents that their children will not tolerate the standard treatment of needles and herbs. Parents need to be educated about the different noninvasive techniques that pediatric acupuncturists can use to effectively and gently treat children.

Jennifer TaverasL.Ac.

Jennifer Taveras, L.Ac. is both a mother and an acupuncturist, two beloved roles which intertwined in her development of the Holistic Baby Acupressure System. Practicing Traditional Chinese Medicine since 2000 in New York City, she originally be...

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Acupressure is a wonderful, gentle remedy for your child’s ailments

Did you know that remedies for your child’s most common ailments may be no further than your own two hands? Yes, acupressure can be your go-to remedy for a host of conditions, such as cough, constipation and sleep problems. The great thing about acupressure is that once you learn some basic points and techniques you will have effective, gentle and time-honored treatments literally on-hand for whenever your little one gets sick. Children are especially easy to treat with acupressure because their energies are still very pure and unburdened by years of toxicity.

Jennifer TaverasL.Ac.

Jennifer Taveras, L.Ac. is both a mother and an acupuncturist, two beloved roles which intertwined in her development of the Holistic Baby Acupressure System. Practicing Traditional Chinese Medicine since 2000 in New York City, she originally be...

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