Archive for 'Health'

The Use and Misuse of Antibiotics in Children

The Use and Misuse of Antibiotics in Children

With the emergence of super bugs, there’s good argument for being judicious in our use of antibiotics. It’s hard to believe that around a half a century ago, before antibiotics became widely used, just the thought [...]

Making Your Child’s Lunch Food Safe

Making Your Child’s Lunch Food Safe

How to pack a school lunch for your child that’s food safe. Safe Lunches Lunchtime is a crucial meal for kids, carrying them through the rest of their busy day. So it’s important to not only [...]

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 [...]

Why Young Children Should Get the Flu Shot

Why Young Children Should Get the Flu Shot

Not only is the holiday season upon us – but so is the cold and flu season. On average, influenza occurs globally in 5%–10% of adults and a whopping 20%–30% in children. But the chance of [...]

Kids Less Active During Winter Months

Kids Less Active During Winter Months

Now that there are less daylight hours and it’s dark before dinnertime in much of the country, children are less active and their outdoor playtime is reduced. This is supported by a study done by the [...]

Halloween Candy

Halloween Candy

 What to do with your child’s pounds of Halloween candy. Halloween Candy So, all year long you work hard at serving nutritious food to your kids and limiting junk food, only to have your efforts sabotaged [...]

Why Active Children Do Better in School

Why Active Children Do Better in School

There’s a lot of concern about how sedentary our children’s lives are becoming. So how much exercise do they need in order to be healthy? According to some studies, one out of three American children are [...]

Heatstroke

Heatstroke

When getting too hot and dehydrated spells danger for your child. Heatstroke Leaving a child to wait for even a few minutes in a car on a hot summer day or the hot sun without any [...]

Preventing and Treating Children’s Sunburns

Preventing and Treating Children’s Sunburns

The sun may seem like a summertime friend, but without the right protection it can also be our children’s enemy. With our depleted ozone layer, in many ways the sun has become more of a danger [...]

Water Safety

Water Safety

Preventing the tragedy of drowning.  Kids and water play. Water Safety From backyard pools to beaches, summer and water go hand in hand. But because drowning is the second leading cause of death in children, we [...]