Archive for 'Health'

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Flu Vaccine for Children

Flu Vaccine for Children

Should your child be getting a flu vaccine? Flu Vaccines Hi. I’m Joanne Wilson with The Parent Report. Now that fall is officially here, we can count on one thing.  More colds and flues.  It’s why [...]

Causes of Hearing Loss

Causes of Hearing Loss

A look at the many causes of hearing loss and impairment in children. Causes of Hearing Loss When it comes to hearing loss, the elderly usually come to mind. But hearing loss can and does happen [...]

Cough and Cold Medicine

Cough and Cold Medicine

Why you should never use over-the-counter cough and cold remedies on young kids. Dangers of Cold Medication with Young Children The latest studies suggest that a little honey can go a long way in alleviating a [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]