Study: E-cigarettes actually encourage youth smoking

General Health
A study published in JAMA Pediatrics reveals that adolescents who use electronic cigarettes have an increased likelihood of smoking conventional cigarettes. The results of the study contradict claims that e-cigarettes may help people stop smoking and further bolsters the argument that e-cigarettes may be the gateway for young people to smoke cigarettes, establishing an association between vaping and smoking. (more…)
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Don’t nix your baby’s naps

General Health
A mom asked me, “My toddler’s naps keep me from getting stuff done during the afternoon. Is skipping them a big deal?” Well, don’t lose sleep if your child misses an occasional nap. That said, lots of evidence points to keeping them—especially for preschoolers. (more…)
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