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Special to the Los Angeles TimesCracked heels, chapped lips, scaly legs, fissured hands, skin so tight and parched it practically hurts to smile. All can be brought on by dry, hot Santa Ana winds common in the fall or by the cold weather and heated rooms of winter — and...
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The holidays burst upon us every year with a veneer of joyousness, yet that bubbling of good cheer masks a series of rather dire seasonal warnings: Don't eat too many rich, fatty foods; don't drink to excess; don't forsake your exercise routine; and,...
More and more kids these days seem to have food allergies, and peanut-free classrooms are becoming the norm in many elementary schools. In trying to characterize the apparent increase, scientists have identified two distinct trends. The first is that...
Study finds kids with family history of allergies may be less likely to develop eczema if they live with a dogL.A. UnleashedYoung children with a family history of allergies may be less likely to develop the allergic skin condition eczema if they live with a dog starting in infancy, a new study suggests. On the other hand, researchers found, living with......
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"Sit down, Johnetta," Frances Hill told her 14-year-old cousin. Hours earlier, police and a social worker had come knocking in the darkness, with news that stunned the South Los Angeles woman. Now Hill had to tell the girl: Her little brother, the 6-...
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The number of children who have food allergies is not only increasing, it now encompasses 4% of all kids in the United States, according to an analysis of four large, national surveys published Monday in the journal Pediatrics. The study -- the first...
Well Enough Alone A Cultural History of My Hypochondria Jennifer Traig Riverhead Books: 258 pp., $23.95 By the end of "Devil in the Details," Jennifer Traig's 2004 memoir of her obsessive-compulsive childhood, she was liberated from the need to lather...
That old-fashioned way of cleaning your baby's pacifier with your own saliva could transfer germs that actually help boost the infant's immune system and stave off allergies, according to a recent study by Swedish researchers. But the study is also...
Have a question for Dr. Blythe? Write to her at AskThePediatrician@tribune.com. For more information on Dr. Blythe, go to pediatricassociates.com. April 29, 2013 Q: My 5-year-old daughter just had her adenoids and tonsils removed because of snoring...
Premium Health News ServiceHarvard Health Blog An army of nutrition experts is constantly reminding you that most fast food is bad for your health. But they're not around to back you up when your children or grandchildren unleash powerful weapons of cuteness to convince you to...
"Canned salmon: It does a body good" doesn't pack quite the same punch as that other slogan. "Got edamame?" Not much better. They're worth remembering though, given a growing movement away from milk. Consumption is at its lowest level in 36 years,...
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