Archive for 'Health'

Snacking

Snacking

A look at the pros and cons of snacking. Snacking Most nutritionists agree that snacking is good for kids.  That’s because their little tummies can only hold so much in one sitting, so they have a [...]

Why Energy Drinks Aren’t for Kids

Why Energy Drinks Aren’t for Kids

Why energy drinks are better left untouched when it comes to kids. Energy Drinks When it comes to beverages for children, all fluids are not created equal. A simple drink of water is best for quenching [...]

Healthy Eating for Families and Sodium

Healthy Eating for Families and Sodium

How to help your kids reduce their salt intake. Healthy Eating for Families and Sodium So, how much sodium do you think your children eat? Most children need 1000 to 1500 mg of sodium a day, [...]

Fast Food Affects Kids’ Immune System

Fast Food Affects Kids’ Immune System

A recent European study of nearly a half a million children in 50 countries has concluded that fast food consumed by children three or more times a week impairs immune function, increasing the risk of asthma [...]

Sleep & Immune System

Sleep & Immune System

A look at how sleep can keep our children’s immune system strong. Sleep & Immune System More and more research is pointing to the fact that that sleep is a vital component in keeping disease at [...]

Mononucleosis

Mononucleosis

A look at what many have called “the kissing disease”. Mononucleosis. Mononucleosis Mononucleosis has often been called the kissing disease, probably because it’s spread through saliva.  It most commonly affects older kids and teens, but kissing [...]

Cold & Flu Medicines

Cold & Flu Medicines

A few tips on how to treat and not treat your child’s cold or flu virus. Cold and Flu Medicines With autumn here, children are spending a lot more time indoors, and that means those cold [...]

Chicken Pox Vaccine

Chicken Pox Vaccine

How many doses of chicken pox vaccine are needed? Chicken Pox Vaccine At one time, nearly all children got covered in the tell-tale itchy red spots of chicken pox. While for most, chicken pox came and [...]

Does Your Child Have the Flu or a Cold?

Does Your Child Have the Flu or a Cold?

Is your child’s cold or flu virus taking a turn for the worst? Here’s when you’ll need to have your child’s illness further assessed by a doctor. At this time of the year we hear a [...]

Pain, Fever and Ear Infections in Children

Pain, Fever and Ear Infections in Children

Children suffering from ear infections should be seen by their physician, and for good reason! If your child complains of ear pain and has a fever, chances are she’s suffering from a common childhood ailment, otitis [...]