Flathead Syndrome Associated with Lower Developmental Scores in Preschoolers

Deformational plagiocephaly (PD), or flathead syndrome, is a common condition, especially since our country began to place our infants on their backs during sleep, to prevent sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). Even my middle son had it and was referred to a neurosurgeon for evaluation. In this Pediatrics study, researchers found that preschoolers with PD […]

A Final Farewell to Dr. Brian Palmer

I was shocked and saddened to find out that my friend and colleague, Dr. Brian Palmer, recently passed away. Dr. Palmer was responsible for opening my eyes to the importance of breastfeeding and good dental hygiene when it comes to your risk of developing obstructive sleep apnea. His decades of research and teaching has educated thousands […]

The Benefits of Breastfeeding on Breathing

The American Academy of Pediatrics just published a policy statement reiterating their recommendation that infants should be breastfed exclusively for 6 months. They also made this recommendation in their 2005 paper, but this time they actually quantify the health benefits.  The authors wrote that others have suggested that more than 900 infant deaths per year […]

25% of Children In The United States With Sleep Apnea?

Here’s some heartbreaking news that was recently published in the Wall Street Journal and commented on at KevinMD: That 25% of all children in the United States is on regular prescription medications. According to the report, 45 million children are on asthma medications, 24 million on ADHD medications, another 10 million on antidepressants and 6.5 […]