Archive for 'Health'

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 [...]

Sunscreen Safety

Sunscreen Safety

Just how safe is the sunscreen our children wear?  Sunscreen Safety While protecting our children from the sun is important, so is knowing what we are using to do so. Studies show that in some sunscreens [...]

Sun Safety

Sun Safety

How much unprotected sun exposure is safe for kids? Sun Safety Recently we’ve been hearing how low levels of vitamin D, the sunshine vitamin, has been linked diseases and health issues in children and adults. On [...]

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 [...]

Kids Dental Care

Kids Dental Care

Preventing your child from getting discolored teeth from fluorosis. Kids Dental Care There’s nothing like tooth-brushing and flowing to keep children’s pearly whites white and cavity free. And according to pediatric dentist, Dr. Richard Cramer, the [...]

Croup

Croup

A look at the childhood illness whose bark is worse than its bite. Croup Croup is a condition, caused by a virus that causes inflammation of the upper airways. If it’s severe enough that a child [...]

Fear of Poor Health

Fear of Poor Health

Why kids can sometimes be afraid of doctors and illness. Fear of Poor Health Has your child started to tell you that she’s afraid of going to the doctor?  Or maybe afraid of getting sick?  Believe [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]