Archive for 'Health'

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 [...]

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 [...]

The Link Between Childcare and Obesity

The Link Between Childcare and Obesity

According to a recent study, childcare settings can have a big impact on a child’s weight and activity level.  The study found that children in certain childcare settings are about one and a half times more [...]

How Physical Education Affects Children’s Grades

How Physical Education Affects Children’s Grades

How physical education and academics can go hand in hand. Phys. Ed. and Academics It’s recommended that school-aged children and teens get sixty minutes of exercise each day. Considering that a good part of their day [...]

Eliminating Pesticides

Eliminating Pesticides

Why you’ll want to avoid the use of pesticides in your home. Eliminating Pesticides When summer comes, so come the bugs, and for many out comes the pesticides.  But pesticides are toxic and dangerous not just [...]