Juicing may be the new trend, but according to the American Academy of Pediatrics, fruit juice should not be given to babies during their first year of life. For the past sixteen years the AAP has recommended no fruit juice before the age of six months, but they have lengthened that time frame to one
What’s scarier than goblins, ghouls and witches on Halloween night? Trick or treating with a child who has a food allergy. Parents want to include their children in the fun Halloween traditions but also know the very real dangers a seemingly harmless candy bar can pose. Fear not, there are plenty of ways to enjoy
As the prevalence of technological gadgets has increased, physical activity levels of our children have diminished. This trend defies the fact that most people develop the majority of their bone and muscle mass between the ages of 13 and 20, development which benefits greatly from physical activity. This reduction can negatively affect bone health, often
There is nothing worse than back-to-school sniffles. Because it’s not realistic to keep kids in a bubble, we’ve compiled tried-and-true tips, provided by school nurses, for keeping kids healthy. Madelynn Whitman, school nurse at Bigelow Hill Intermediate, recommends preventing illness by building a healthy immune system: “Eat a healthy breakfast. Sometimes time is an issue.
I try to avoid exercising in the heat. Give me an air-conditioned room, a stationary bike and a magazine to flip through while I pedal. Comfort is key for me, which made me hesitant when it comes to hot yoga. But after talking to Peggy Dillon, owner of Hot Yoga Findlay, I found a great
When Heagan Sparling’s son, Sawyer, spiked a fever that lasted for days, she knew something was wrong. After a trip to the doctor’s office Sawyer was diagnosed with a rare and serious illness that few know of: Kawasaki Disease. While this disease often is misdiagnosed, it is the leading heart disease in children. Left untreated