Tag Archives: Healthy Kids

New Guidelines for Fruit Juice

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

School nurses share tips for keeping kids healthy this school year

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.

Kawasaki Disease: An Unknown You Should Know About

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

The Dangers of Dry Drowning

The terms “dry drowning” and “secondary drowning” have generated a lot of buzz in the news in recent years. But what exactly do they mean? With pool season in full swing, now is the time to learn about these conditions and what can be done to keep your family safe. April Lieb, certified physician assistant

Car seat safety tips to keep your little ones safe

The CDC estimates that 59% of car seats are misused in a way that reduces their effectiveness. That means that the car seats we carefully research, install, and use every day may not be keeping our children safe. Dawn Wallen is a nationally certified Child Passenger Safety technician who works for the Findlay City Health