Archive for 'Health'

Headaches

Headaches

When should a child’s headache be seen by a doctor. Headaches It’s easy to feel worried when a child has a headache.  And headaches that worsen or occur frequently, are accompanied by vomiting, visual changes, or [...]

Limiting Kids’ TV Time a Challenge

Limiting Kids’ TV Time a Challenge

A recent study out of the Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, has shown just how difficult it is to curb the TV viewing time of young children.  According to researchers, children who spend too much time [...]

Why Young Children Should Get the Flu Shot

Why Young Children Should Get the Flu Shot

A new study suggests that vaccinating young children against the flu significantly reduces emergency room visits. After comparing the number of children that visited ER departments at Montreal’s Children’s Hospital and the Children Hospital in Boston, [...]

Ecoholic Home

Ecoholic Home

We all know the earth is in dire straits because of what we do to it and dump on it every day, but we’re often at a loss about how to change things. How can we [...]

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 [...]

Salt in Diets

Salt in Diets

How much salt in a child’s diet is too much? Salt in Diets Lately we’re hearing a lot about the fact that there is too much salt in our diets, with children averaging between 2000 and [...]

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 [...]

Daycare Food

Daycare Food

Why good day cares provide more than a fun and safe environment. Daycare Food When you’re a working parent with young children, daycare takes on a whole new meaning. It’s why spending several hours checking out [...]

Strep/Sore Throats

Strep/Sore Throats

 When does your child’s sore throat need to be seen by a doctor. Sore Throats  Most sore throats are of little concern and they run their course after a day or so. But strep throat can be [...]