Dale Mazer, M.D., M.P.H.

Teens and Weight-Bearing

(Apr. 21, 2004) - To prevent osteoporosis, most specialists recommend a diet high in calcium and a lifestyle high in weight-bearing exercise.

A Good Night’s Sleep!

(Mar. 21, 2003) - We’ve heard that massage can help babies relax and decrease colic. A small study is now showing that infants who are massaged by their mothers develop a more regular sleep schedule, too.

Kids Can Help with Seizures

(Mar. 21, 2003) - A seizure can be a pretty scary thing to watch, especially for a child who has never seen one before. But the Epilepsy Foundation, a Maryland-based national organization that promotes research on and understanding of children and adults with seizures, says kids as young as 10 can learn how to help.

Skip a Step

(Mar. 21, 2003) - Baking cookies with the kids? Raw eggs in unbaked cookie dough pose a significant risk of salmonella, according to the FDA.

Depo-Provera and Bone Density

(Mar. 21, 2003) - `` Researchers at the University of Washington examined 182 women aged 18 to 39 between 1994 and 1999 who were receiving Depo-Provera injections.

Lighten Up the Juice!

(Mar. 21, 2003) - Grape, prune and other dark colored juices may decrease kids’ ability to absorb iron, according to a study by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and Cornell University.

Miscarriages Linked to Low Folic Acid Levels

(Mar. 21, 2003) - Many women know that taking folic acid, or folate, before and during early pregnancy can help protect their unborn babies from neural tube defects. Now a study shows that folic acid also helps to prevent early miscarriages.

New Thoughts on Morning Sickness

(Mar. 21, 2003) - For nausea and vomiting associated with pregnancy, first try changing your diet, says Jennifer Niebyl, M.D., University of Iowa professor and head of obstetrics and gynecology, in a report in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

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