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Important Car Seat Guidelines To Protect Your Baby

Car seats and booster seats keep young ones safe in case of a car accident. However, many parents do not understand or follow proper car seat guidelines or regulations designed to keep their child protected.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), car crashes are a leading cause of death for children between ages 1 and 13. The site also states that in 2015, 35% of children younger than 13  died in car crashes because of improper buckling–in car seats, in booster seats or with seat belts.

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New HIV Treatments Could Make Life Easier For Patients

People currently treated for HIV typically take three to four medicines every day, but that could change with new HIV treatment options. “There is some new research that you could drop to only two medicines for treatment,” states Dr. Randy Gelow, a family medicine physician who specializes in HIV and LGBT specialty care at the Banner Health Center on Greenway in Phoenix.

Injectable medication may improve consistency

Injectable medications are the newest treatment that will come out for those living with HIV. The injections will probably be approved to last four weeks because the eight and 12 week long injections did not work as well, Dr. Gelow said.

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25 Alternatives To Halloween Candy To Make The Kids Cheer

When it comes to Halloween candy, there can be safety concerns for parents. Some children have food allergies, which prevents them from eating certain types of candy. And some parents may just have concerns over too much sugar. However, there are fun alternatives to make everyone feel included!

Dr. William Culver specializes in allergy and immunology at Banner Health’s McKee Medical Center. He said that 5–8 percent of children and 2–3 percent of adults are at risk for severe life-threatening reactions to food allergy.

“In many cases, prior reactions are not as severe or nonexistent,” Dr. Culver said. “20–25 percent of allergic reactions requiring epinephrine in schools are for children without a prior history of food allergy.”

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When Should My Daughter See The Gynecologist?

A trip to the doctors isn’t always fun, especially for kids. And a girl’s first trip to the gynecologist can be especially intimidating. Gynecology focuses on women’s health, specifically with problems or issues with the reproductive system. During the first appointment, the doctor will talk with your daughter about her health and answer any questions.

Here are some tips and information to make that appointment easier.

At what age should my daughter visit the gynecologist?

Girls should first visit the gynecologist between the ages of 13 and 15, said Dr. Christopher Danielson, a gynecologist at the Banner Health Center in Queen Creek. This first visit is generally informational. Girls do not have to have an exam at her first visit but can find out what to expect at future visits and get information about how to stay healthy.

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