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  1. #1 Doctor Finds Success In Treating Infants With Flat-Head Syndrome 
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    Apr 2009
    LOS ANGELES ( — Plagiocephaly, commonly known as Flat-Head Syndrome, can be scary to parents of an infant, as well as costly.

    But one local doctor may have an answer.

    Dr. Evette Florez says that she has had a 100% success rate in avoiding helmets for children who show signs of the condition if she works with them within their first few months of life.

    “The interesting thing about the human head is that it innately wants to be round,” Florez said. “So you take away that pressure and it’ll just pop right back out.”

    Dr. Florez explained that, since Flat-Head Syndrome is not a life-threatening illness, it is often ignored by pediatricians, even though it can result in serious consequences.

    The incidents of Flat-Head Syndrome have exploded 600% in the United States since 1992.

    In that same year, the “Back to Sleep” campaign was launched, in order to reduce the rates of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, or SIDS. This included the advice that parents only let their infants sleep on their backs.

    Dr. Florez suggests that “tummy time”, in which infants are only on their bellies, should be mandated between five and eight times a day in order to prevent the need of a helmet to treat the condition.
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    Reminds me of that joke about the perfect woman.
    Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil;
    Who substitute darkness for light and light for darkness;
    Who substitute bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter!
    21 Woe to those who are wise in their own eyes
    And clever in their own sight! Isaiah 5:20-21 NASB

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    Power CUer noonwitch's Avatar
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    It reminds me of that Indian tribe we learned about in sociology 101, who banded their babies' heads to a piece of wood, so that their foreheads would be flat.
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