nutrition

Sunlight and its effect on eye healthAvoiding sunlight entirely appears to be a misdirection. Melanoma is inversely related to latitude and inadequate acclimation (i.e., increased melanization and epidermal thickening), which carries the risk of both melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancer—common in northern latitudes.
Postpartum depression on the declineA study examines whether postpartum depression is on the decline. Plus: Are women who develop preeclampsia at greater risk of cardiovascular disease than those who didn't? Also, a look at the impact of severe nutrition deficiency in pregnancy on the development of mental health disorders in offspring.
Cystic fibrosis guidelines for preschool childrenNew guidelines have been published that address monitoring cystic fibrosis in children aged between 2 and 5 years and highlight the key issues for pediatricians in caring for young children during this critical stage of development.
OD education must keep up with industry changesAt this moment, optometric leaders are seemingly wedged between fighting against online refractions and spectacles and fighting for “follow the money/ophthalmologic care.”
Possible link between unhealthy prenatal diet and ADHDA longitudinal study examined the relationship between prenatal or postnatal high-fat, high-sugar diet and symptoms of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children who demonstrated either early-onset persistent conduct disorder or minimal conduct problems.
Details matter when prescribing meso-zeaxanthinRecently, there has been interest by pediatric ophthalmology in protecting our most valuable retinal real estate, the fovea, with dietary zeaxanthin
Why ODs should monitor hypertension in patientsOptometrists need to take on a greater role in helping patients identify and control hypertension
Family meals matterTeaching children healthy eating habits requires setting a good example by sharing meals with them, said Irene Chatoor, MD, FAAP, in her session "Food refusal: From picky eating to feeding disorders."
Beware of nutritional supplements for kidsSales of nutritional supplements continue to rise, and available data indicate that use of these products is fairly common within the pediatric population.
Treating obesity at ground zeroI found myself in the trenches of the war on obesity in 2000 when I began working as a general pediatrician at a local community clinic in Southern California. I immediately became aware of the day-to-day barriers that my patients were facing and I began to take on the responsibility of making sure that the children I was seeing would not only survive, but also thrive.