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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, [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Children’s Fitness Linked to Good Grades

Children’s Fitness Linked to Good Grades

Middle school children who are fit have better grades than unfit children according to research out of Michigan State University. The researchers studied the link between how children  scored on standardized tests and the grades on [...]

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 [...]

Nutrition and Immune System

Nutrition and Immune System

The role nutrition plays in keeping our children’s immune system healthy. Nutrition and Immune System While it’s common for children to come down with a half a dozen or more colds a year, there are things [...]