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Mandy Moore Joins The Cast Of Red Band Society! Fans Will Get To See Her Rock A White Coat This Fall!

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While we love Mandy Moore as a singer, we're happy to hear she will return to the small screen as a recurring character on FOX's Red Band Society.

The gorgeous Mandy will play Dr. Erin Grace and the ex-fiancé of Dr. Jack McAndrew, played by Dave Annabel.

Ooh, sounds complicated!

Red Band Society follows a group of eclectic kids in the pediatric ward and the doctors who try to brighten their spirits.

If y'all don't remember, Mandy once had cameos on Grey's Anatomy and Scrubs, so we're confident she'll slay the role.

The show has already received a lot of positive buzz, so we're super excited to tune in when it premieres on September 17th!

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Sad But True: Most Moms Who Try Breastfeeding Stop


We already know that there are AH-MAY-ZING benefits to breastfeeding including: healthy development for the baby, weight loss for the momma, and even a lower risk of breast and ovarian cancer later down the line!!

According to a new study in the July issue of Pediatrics, most moms who attempt to exclusively breastfeed after giving birth sadly

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Study Shows Snoring Babies Are Hyper Babies!!!

Think your baby’s snoring is cute? You might wanna think again!!!

According to a new report published in Pediatrics, there is a definite association with snoring and behavior problems down the line such as

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Bob Barker Wants To Save Cats From The University Of Virginia

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It's no secret that Bob Barker LOVES animals.

He even donated $1,000,000 to the University of Virginia for them to create an animal law program.

And now he's written a to letter to the President of the university, asking them to end the use of live cats in their pediatrics program.

The letter read:

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Pediatricians Recommend Keeping Kids Away From Energy Drinks

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Kids already have ENOUGH energy, why would they need an energy drink?!

The American Academy of Pediatrics has written in the June issue of Pediatrics that kids SHOULD NOT be sucking down energy drinks.

Obvious reasons include too much caffeine (more than 100 milligrams per drink sometimes), which is not only addictive, but can increase heart rate, blood pressure, speech, anxiety levels and lead to insomnia.

Dr. Cynthia Pegler, an adolescent medical specialist in New York City, said:

"Too much caffeine is not good for anybody and can lead to sleep problems, and if a child is also on a stimulant medicine to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, you are now getting an extra whammy. This is not a good combination."

Makes sense to us! She recommends getting your kid hooked on water at an early age instead of relying on sugary sports drinks like Gatorade too, explaining:

"For most kids who do sports, water was the drink to encourage instead of all these other sugary drinks."

Beyond energy drinks, the Academy of Pediatrics does not recommend sports drinks either. Although they are not overloaded with caffeine, they contain unnecessary sugars, which lead to obesity and cavities. The report explained:

"Most sports drinks have calories and sugar which can lead to weight gain and dental erosion. They have a limited use for specific kids and teen athletes involved in prolonged vigorous sports or other activities."

We don't recall needing an energy drink to get us through the day as kids, so we don't see why any kids would need them now.

Are your kids too tired to get through the school day? Doctors suggest that consuming energy drinks is merely "a band-aid for an underlying problem that needs evaluation."

Totally agree! We'll leave parenting up to parents, but the danger of children unnecessarily consuming energy drinks is definitely something EVERY person raising a child should be aware of.

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Anorexia On The Rise In Children

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This is as shocking as it is horrifying.

Although quite a bit of focus has been put on the issue of obesity in children, a new study revealed that the incidence of anorexia and bulimia in kids has increased dramatically in the past ten years!

According to the Pediatrics journal, eating disorder hospitalizations for children under 12 went up 119% from 1999-2006, which many think may be attributed to the fact that pediatricians themselves may be influencing it - because they're attempting to dissuade youth from the obesity problem, who in turn become obsessed themselves!

If there's even the smallest silver lining, it's that kids have have a higher treatment success rate than adults.

Still! It makes us sick to think that this is such an issue in this country!

It's so important to promote a healthy lifestyle in children, and make them realize that they are beautiful, regardless of size.

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