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Encouraging Activity in Young Children

Encouraging Activity in Young Children

While many of us think kids are naturally fit, the fact is they all need a little friendly encouragement from Mom and Dad. While it’s true that kids are the most fit of all age groups, [...]

Preventing Hamburger Disease

Preventing Hamburger Disease

Tips on how to prevent the sometimes deadly ‘hamburger disease’. Hamburger Disease Summertime is barbeque season, but we need to be extra careful, particularly when grilling burgers. Lynn Wilcott with the Food Protection Services at the [...]

Treating Sunburns

Treating Sunburns

How to prevent and treat sunburns in children. Treating Sunburns When it comes to kids and sunshine, it important to slap on the hats and sunscreen, and to keep them out of the sun during the [...]

Team Sports and Children’s Fitness

Team Sports and Children’s Fitness

Have you signed your child up for after-school sports leagues and lessons? Former Olympian Silken Laumann, author of Child’s Play believes that there is a lot of be gained in those leagues and clubs. “You have [...]

Hand Washing

Hand Washing

One of the simplest ways to prevent your child from getting sick. Hand Washing If there is one thing a parent can do to help prevent illness in children, it has to be hand washing. And [...]

Controlling Asthma with the Sunshine Vitamin

Controlling Asthma with the Sunshine Vitamin

According to a new study out of Boston, MA, some asthmatic children treated with inhaled corticosteroids may need to consider taking Vitamin D supplements. The study found that children with mild to moderate persistent asthma who [...]

Whooping Cough Cases on the Rise

Whooping Cough Cases on the Rise

Parts of the United States and Canada are dealing with severe outbreaks of pertussis, commonly known as whooping cough. It is a particularly serious disease in infants and at one time was the cause of more [...]

Television Affects Children’s Fitness Level

Television Affects Children’s Fitness Level

A study has found that the more television children watch the larger their waistline and the less muscle strength and fitness levels they exhibit. Researchers from Montreal University surveyed parents asking how many hours their children [...]

The Link Between Asthma and Sunshine

The Link Between Asthma and Sunshine

A new study of more than 45,000 children and teenagers from nine Spanish cities shows that children who live in colder, wetter climates are at greater risk of suffering from asthma. This is because vitamin D, [...]

Common Eye Infections – Signs and Treatment

Common Eye Infections – Signs and Treatment

Is your child in daycare? Then it’s probably just a matter of time before she comes home with a case of the highly contagious, pink eye. If your child comes home from school or daycare with [...]

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