Dr. Dana Ewles

Dr. Dana Ewles

Dr. Dana is a Board Certified Pediatrician with 34 years experience in Child Care and Teaching of Future Pediatricians.

A former Pediatric Residency Program Director and Pediatric Faculty Member at St John Hospital and Medical Center, and an Associate Professor In Pediatrics at Michigan State  University, his area of interest is the Family and Nutrition. Most importantly, Dr. Dana comes from the perspective of a Christian Physican.

 

Below is a listing of online resources recommended by Dr. Dana:

AAP (American Academy of Pediatrics)
Dedicated to the health of all children

Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
Your online source for credible health information

WebMD.com
A large resource for all things medical

Kids Health Web site
The most visited site about children’s health in the Internet

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Here are some recent tips from Dr. Dana
(as heard on Your Family Matters with Michael and Gina)

SLEEP PROBLEMS FOR CHILDREN

A major source for sleep problems in children as young as 9 months old, is stress in the marriage. On the other hand, sleep problems did NOT create marital problems. Some other points…

  • Protect children from stress
  • Seek counseling early if there are major problems in the family
  • Never argue in the presence of young children
  • Always be on the same page with each other in front of your children

Links referred to in Dr. Dana’s segment this week…

American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry >

New Study Showing Links Between Marital Problems and Infant Sleep Difficulties >


DANGERS OF JUICE DRINKS

The recommendations of AAP (American Academy of Pediatricians) is to avoid juice drinks for young developing children to reduce ingestion of inorganic arsenic and lead. There are even studies being done now to discover whether or not there is a link between these drinks and many of the learning difficulties children of this generation seem to be facing at higher rates.

  • Choose juices that are fortified with calcium and Vitamin D
  • Give children only juices that have been pasteurized
  • Definitely avoid giving children juices within the first year of life
  • If you are in charge of “snacks” for a ball game, bring cut up whole fruits along with bottled water


EMERGENCY PLANS FOR THE HOME

An organized and well-planned response to emergencies can save a life… it’s possible that children may even save an adults life!

  • Plan a house escape route in case of fire
  • Have a quality and well-stocked first-aid kit on hand (stock with Benedril, and antihistamines)
  • Make a list of emergency phone numbers and post it so everyone knows where it’s at
  • Take classes to learn CPR, burn care, Heimlick Maneuver, etc.

Links referred to in Dr. Dana’s segment this week…

The story of a 9 yr. old who saved his bother’s life with Heimlick Maneuver >

 


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