Archive for 'Health'

Girls and Physical Fitness

Girls and Physical Fitness

Studies show that girls turn away from sports and fitness once they reach the teen years. So how do we keep our daughters as interested in keeping fit as our sons keep? It’s important to teach [...]

Team Sports Keeps Teens’ Weight in Check

Team Sports Keeps Teens’ Weight in Check

According to recent research of more than 1700 high school students in Vermount and New Hampshire, American teens who played on three or more sports teams in the last years were nearly 30% less likely to [...]

Acne and Teens

Acne and Teens

Why your teen’s acne should not be dismissed, but treated seriously. Teens and Acne While acne isn’t life-threatening, it certainly can be cause for concern. Teens with acne can feel awfully self-conscience, and as Dr. Saul [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

The Benefits of Feeding Children Organic Foods

The Benefits of Feeding Children Organic Foods

The foods you feed your children can help them avoid the negative affects of pesticides. Organic Foods Most of us are well aware that pesticides were designed to be toxic. Over 90% of people are routinely [...]

Food Safety During the Summer Months

Food Safety During the Summer Months

Some food safety tips for the long hot days of summer. Summer Food Safety During the summer there are more opportunities for food to become spoiled and lead to food poisoning. It why we need to [...]