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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 [...]

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 [...]

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, [...]

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 [...]

Iron in Children’s Diets

Iron in Children’s Diets

Why is iron so important for our kids health? Iron in Children’s Diets When children don’t have enough healthy red blood cells, they can become anemic. Usually this is due to iron deficiency, and believe it [...]

How to Shop for Healthy Food

How to Shop for Healthy Food

A few simple tips on how to shop for the healthiest foods for your family. Healthy Food When it comes down to it, choosing the healthiest foods for your family isn’t all that difficult. According to [...]