Archive for 'Health'

Pain, Fever and Ear Infections in Children

Pain, Fever and Ear Infections in Children

Children suffering from ear infections should be seen by their physician, and for good reason! If your child complains of ear pain and has a fever, chances are she’s suffering from a common childhood ailment, otitis [...]

From First Kicks to First Steps

From First Kicks to First Steps

Dr. Alan Greene inspires and enlightens readers with time tested-wisdom and cutting- edge science in From First Kicks to First Steps. He helps parents understand and make the most of key windows in their babies’ development. [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Melanoma Skin Cancer on the Rise in Children

Melanoma Skin Cancer on the Rise in Children

With spring upon us, and children spending more time in the outdoors, it’s time for parents to remind themselves of the importance of protecting their children from UV radiation more than ever. A study out of [...]

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, [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]