Archive for 'Health'

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 [...]

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 [...]

Healthy After School Snacks

Healthy After School Snacks

Does your child’s after-school snack get high marks? Good Snack – Bad Snack When kids come home from school they are often ravenous and reaching into the fridge or cupboard comes second nature. And considering supper [...]

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 [...]

Dyslexia

Dyslexia

What to do if your child is struggling with learning to read. Dyslexia Dyslexia is a condition that makes reading difficult.  Letters are often misinterpreted and a child can easily fall behind if their dyslexia is [...]

Sore Throats

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 [...]

Cough & Cold Medicine

Cough & Cold Medicine

Why you should never use over-the-counter cough and cold remedies on young kids. Cough & Cold Medicine The latest studies suggest that a little honey can go a long way in alleviating a cough, which is [...]

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 [...]