Archive for 'Health'

Preparing for a Hospital Stay

Preparing for a Hospital Stay

A few tips on how to prepare a child for a hospital stay. Preparing for a Hospital Stay. Whether it’s for a day surgery, or something more involved, hospital stays are scary for kids and parents. [...]

Causes of Hearing Loss

Causes of Hearing Loss

A look at the many causes of hearing loss and impairment in children. Causes of Hearing Loss When it comes to hearing loss, the elderly usually come to mind. But hearing loss can and does happen [...]

Cough and Cold Medicine

Cough and Cold Medicine

Why you should never use over-the-counter cough and cold remedies on young kids. Dangers of Cold Medication with Young Children The latest studies suggest that a little honey can go a long way in alleviating a [...]

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 [...]