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The sun may seem like a summertime friend, but without the right protection it can also be our children’s enemy. With our depleted ozone layer, in many ways the sun has become more of a danger [...]
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, [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
What to do if you suspect your child is suffering from heatstroke. Heatstroke Symptoms Those hazy days of summer can pose hazards such as heat stroke. While it’s important to keep children well hydrated, and cool [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 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 [...]
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