Archive for 'Health'

Measles Deaths Preventable

Measles Deaths Preventable

Last week in Wales a young man died of measles, a highly contagious disease and one that is easily preventable with vaccination. It is a reminder to parents everywhere of the importance of vaccinating children against [...]

Food Allergies – Signs and Symptoms

Food Allergies – Signs and Symptoms

If your child has trouble breathing or gets hives after eating, then she may have a life threatening food allergy. In children, particularly young ones, intolerance to certain foods is fairly common. But actual food allergies, [...]

Sleep & Immune System

Sleep & Immune System

A look at how sleep can keep our children’s immune system strong. Sleep & Immune System More and more research is pointing to the fact that that sleep is a vital component in keeping disease at [...]

Well Child Visit

Well Child Visit

The benefits of taking children to the doctor when they’re well. Well Child Visit As important as it is that we have our children seen by a physician when they’re sick or injured, it’s also important [...]

Kids Less Active During Winter Months

Kids Less Active During Winter Months

Now that there are less daylight hours and it’s dark before dinnertime in much of the country, children are less active and their outdoor playtime is reduced. This is supported by a study done by the [...]

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 [...]

Baby Bottles, Pacifiers and Thumb-sucking

Baby Bottles, Pacifiers and Thumb-sucking

That bedtime bottle may soothe your baby tonight, but the milk or juice inside it could lead to major dental problems tomorrow. Sucking is a normal, natural reflex for infants. Besides the fact that without this [...]

The Use and Misuse of Antibiotics in Children

The Use and Misuse of Antibiotics in Children

With the emergence of super bugs, there’s good argument for being judicious in our use of antibiotics. It’s hard to believe that around a half a century ago, before antibiotics became widely used, just the thought [...]

When a Child’s Fever Must Be Seen by a Doctor

When a Child’s Fever Must Be Seen by a Doctor

Does your child have a fever? While fever may be a sign of illness, it may also be a part of the cure. If your child has a fever, do you automatically reach for the medicine [...]

The Dangers of Cold Medications for Young Children

The Dangers of Cold Medications for Young Children

Now that cold medications aren’t recommended for young children, how should parents treat a child’s cold? The common cold is called common for a good reason. In fact, it turns out that cold viruses are so [...]