Archive for October, 2009

Halloween face paints may be hazardous to your child’s health

A patient and friend brought an article to my attention regarding face painting for Halloween. A study performed by the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics reported that 10 out of 10 children’s face paints tested positive for lead, which is a neurotoxin. 6 out of those 10 tested positive for either nickel, chromium or cobalt. All […]

FDA panel suggests lowering maximum allowable OTC dosage of acetaminophen

According to an article in the Associated Press in July, 2009, a FDA panel recommended that the maximum over the counter dosage of acetaminophen to be lowered to reduce the risk of liver damage and even death. The panel stated that approximately 200 people die each year from acetaminophen overdoses and over 56,000 people are […]

B-complex vitamins and weight loss

With obesity still on the rise, weight loss is becoming a more frequent topic in health care. There are many different “diet” opinions, however supplementing with B-complex vitamins is just about universally accepted in a weight loss regimen. Besides- it also has the added benefit of boosting your immune system. Check out this article I […]

Backpacks and Your Child

With kids back in school and in the regular swing of things, take a closer look at their backpacks. In the Atlanta Journal-Constitution September 2008 issue, comes an article of concern about children carrying heavy backpacks. The article links these packs to an increase in musculoskeletal pains in children. The problem according to the article […]

Next Peak Perfomance Workshop is on 10/14/09

Come to our next interactive workshop on Wednesday, Oct. 14th from 7:00p.m. to approximately 7:30. Learn interesting tidbits on nutrition and how to get the most out of your care. All are welcome to attend this free workshop in our reception area!