Category: Children Health

Toy Safety 0

Toy Safety

The classic holiday movie A Christmas Story depicts young Ralphie’s hilarious obsession with obtaining a Red Rider BB gun despite his mother’s warnings that he’ll “shoot his eye out.” Unfortunately, moms worry for good...

Halloween Havoc 0

Halloween Havoc

The season of jack–o’–lanterns, bonfires, haunted houses, and horror films are upon us. While spooky pranks and sacks of candy come with the territory, avoid a truly scary story with these safety tips: Make...

Take a Kid Fishing 0

Take a Kid Fishing

Fishing is a terrific way to relax in the great outdoors with friends and family. From fly fishing and ice fishing to simply fishing off the dock, you can reel in a catch that...

Healthy Lunch Lineups 0

Healthy Lunch Lineups

As summer winds down and the school year cranks into gear, it’s time to start packing — fun and flavorful lunches, that is. Give your kids balanced, filling foods for an all-day energy boost:...

Practice, Not Perfection 0

Practice, Not Perfection

Soon it will be time for young athletes to hit the field, court, or track. Making sure they’ve packed the proper equipment is simple; making sure they have the right attitude — and balance...

Kids Nutrition – Vitamins & Supplements 0

Kids Nutrition – Vitamins & Supplements

With all the bottles of vitamins, minerals and other supplements lining the shelves of health food stores and supermarkets, how do parents know whether supplements are healthful or harmful to their children? There is...

Low-Tech Breast Feeding 0

Low-Tech Breast Feeding

Nursing isn’t always easy for mom or baby. Sixty percent of moms breast-feed after leaving the hospital, but within six months, half of them stop. Instead of giving up and switching to a bottle,...

Fever 0

Fever

Taking your child’s temperature can be a tricky task. Here’s how to get an accurate reading along with some effective ways to treat your child’s fever. Two-year-old Connor has already had his share of...

Yoga for Kids 0

Yoga for Kids

Yoga is becoming a common exercise and public schools are the latest example. A handful of schools are now teaching the four R’s — reading, ‘riting, ‘rithmatic and relaxation. Some kids find school to...

Choosing A Family Doctor 0

Choosing A Family Doctor

Going to the doctor — it’s something no kid looks forward to! However, the experience can be less stressful if you’ve got the right doctor. So what should you look for in a family...

High Blood Pressure in Children 0

High Blood Pressure in Children

 Kids need hugs everyday, but there is another kind of squeeze they should feel once a year. That’s the squeeze of a blood pressure monitor on their arm. Here’s why regular blood pressure checks...

Angry Young Hearts 0

Angry Young Hearts

We all know that stress and anger can cause health problems in adults. A new study suggests kids who are hostile can develop health problems, too. Seven-year-old Jamal has a problem controlling his temper....

The Right Dose 0

The Right Dose

A new study shows parents aren’t always sure just how much over-the-counter medicine to give their sick child. It can be pretty confusing. Not quite two years old, little Aaron has an ear infection...

Childhood Head Injuries 0

Childhood Head Injuries

Your daughter collides with another player in a high-school soccer match, knocking her head hard. She doesn’t lose consciousness, but is briefly dazed. The team’s star forward, she grudgingly sits out the rest of...

The tee n brain 0

The tee n brain

My teen and I are getting into power struggles. From my point of view, he’s been making a lot of bad decisions. What’s going on here? Is this behavior due to my parenting, his...

Grow and Heal 0

Grow and Heal

Horticultural therapy has long been known to be an effective treatment method for mentally ill patients. In fact, the first garden therapy program was started in 1879 in Philadelphia. Today, these types of programs...

Washing Hands 0

Washing Hands

It’s so simple, but so hard for some people to do. And it’s such a critical way to stop people from getting sick. Even medical schools teach it to soon-to-be doctors. Day care centers...

Hidden Hearing Loss Q&A 0

Hidden Hearing Loss Q&A

Why is having fluid in your ears a problem? Dr. Maxwell: Fluid is a problem because it gives you hearing loss. Every child that has fluid in the ears has some sort of hearing...

New Hope for Children with Arthritis 0

New Hope for Children with Arthritis

A new treatment shows encouraging results for children with a severe form of arthritis, according to research presented at the annual meeting of the American College of Rheumatology. Researchers are looking for new ways...

Fetal Monitor 0

Fetal Monitor

In almost one third of all childbirths, doctors and parents have a period of uncertainty due to an abnormal heart rate pattern in the fetal monitor. Doctors traditionally scrape the baby’s scalp, while still...

Chronically ill Children Appear Resilient 0

Chronically ill Children Appear Resilient

New research shows children with chronic illnesses may not suffer from as many long-term psychological effects as previously thought. Researchers from Columbus Children’s Hospital in Ohio studied 125 children with sickle cell disease, juvenile...

Suicide Rates In Children 0

Suicide Rates In Children

Teen suicide is the third leading cause of death among adolescents. More teens die from suicide each year than from cancer. A new study shows many doctors aren’t doing enough to recognize the warning...

Food Fight: Generation X-tra Large 0

Food Fight: Generation X-tra Large

Millions of kids are struggling with their weight. In fact, today’s children are the first generation of Americans projected to have a shorter life span than their parents. “I ate a lot of chips...

Infant Survival From Birth Defect 0

Infant Survival From Birth Defect

Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia is a birth defect that occurs when the diaphragm does not fully form, allowing organs to enter the chest cavity preventing lung growth. The condition happens in 1 of every 2,500...

Baby Bottle Tooth Decay 0

Baby Bottle Tooth Decay

Tooth decay can begin with a baby’s first tooth. If you let the problem go, it can mean big problems later in life. Here are some simple solutions. Elijah cries at bedtime with a...