Archives for Children's Health

Armor Up for the Allergy Battle

by Editorial Team July 26th, 2017 | Children's Health
The air that you filter through your home matters more than you know. Indoor air quality (IAQ) is a huge factor in the health of your children. Nasal allergies affect kids at a young age. The allergens in your home can make your child suffer needlessly. That’s why you must prioritize IAQ. Until you do, the air that circulates in your home will aggravate your child’s condition. It could even trigger an asthma attack or worse.

How much should you worry about this situation? Research suggests that people spend 90 percent of their lives indoors. No matter how much
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Keeping Your Baby Healthy and Happy on a Budget

by Editorial Team March 29th, 2017 | Children's Health
Because most of us new parents are doing the very best that we can do with the limited resources that we have, it is important that we are doing as much as we can to find new ways to save money all of the time. If you are focused on saving money and raising a happy and healthy family, however, you need to make sure that you are not sacrificing health and happiness just so that you can save a buck or two. At the same time, if you want to get high quality baby gear that creates the optimal
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Children’s Diets During American Heart Month

by Joe Lawrence March 30th, 2014 | Children's Health, Health Observance
February is American Heart Month where we need to highlight the heart disease requiring research and those that we already know how to prevent with proper care. Adults, for the most part, know what needs to be done to make a difference. However, when it comes to our children we often ignore the truths, especially when it comes to their diets.

There are very few, if any, people on this planet who wouldn't argue that fast food is terrible for heart health. Why then, do we allow them to eat fast food two to three times per week? On any
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Styes on the Eyes

by Tom Seman MD FAAP January 14th, 2014 | Children's Health, Pediatrician on Call
My son gets styes on his eyes frequently. Could there be an underlying condition, or is this something that I really shouldn't worry a lot about? Also, is there anything special I can do to treat them at home?

They say that eyes are the windows to the soul. Unfortunately something so important that is used continuously is often prone to minor problems. One of the most common is a stye. A stye, also known as a hordeolum (pronounced "hor-dee-OH-lum"), is a red sore lump near the edge of the eyelid due to an infection of the eyelash follicle. Sometimes
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Should Parents Vaccinate?

by Joe Lawrence December 24th, 2013 | Children's Health
Editor’s note: Andrew Wakefield lost his license to practice medicine, as his research on vaccines was determined to be fraudulent.  Please note this article reflects the opinion of the author and not of medical professionals.

In 1998 Dr. Andrew Wakefield suggested a link between the measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine and autism (Rope, 2010). His study sparked a major conflict centered on the idea of whether vaccinations for children were safe or not. There is not enough research to definitively discount either case, but it is clear both sides have the best intentions of protecting the children.

Dr. Wakefield noticed
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