FROM CANDLES TO CANDY, ORNAMENTS TO ALLERGIES, THE HOLIDAYS SERVE UP SPECIAL RISKS FOR KIDS 14 TIPS FOR AVOIDING HOLIDAY HAZARDS
With the holidays upon us, risks for children increase. "The highest incidence of household injuries occur at party times and during times of increased family activity," says Kate Perkins, M.D., Ph.D., Medical Director of the Children's Health Clinic at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. Regardless of the holiday you're celebrating, it's in your children's best interest for you to be aware of risks and more importantly, of how to prevent accidents. Dr. Perkins is available for interviews.
A BAKER'S DOZEN: CEDARS-SINAI NUTRITIONIST OFFERS HOLIDAY WEIGHT MANAGEMENT TIPS FOR PARENTS AND THEIR KIDS
Holiday celebrations offer an array of temptations for partygoers to abandon healthy nutrition habits, while high-calorie foods pose a special challenge for the many American children and adults who are struggling with the proverbial "battle of the bulge." The good news is that adults and children alike can enjoy the wonderful foods of the holiday season as long as they do so in moderation. Netty Levine, R.D., a dietitian at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center offers 13 tips to help the whole family avoid weight gain over the holidays.
TABOO ABOLISHED: SEX DURING MENOPAUSE DISCUSSED AT CEDARS-SINAI'S "RED HOT MAMAS" MENOPAUSE SUPPORT GROUP
Experts estimate that half of all women going through menopause experience sexual dysfunction, and 80 percent of those women say they would like to discuss it with their physicians, but usually don't. The October 20 meeting of Cedars-Sinai Medical Center's "Red Hot MamasTM" support group, focused on this important topic with the presentation, "Sex and Menopause: What's Age Got To Do With It?" Dr. Sheila Bolour i
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