Pregnant women who are addicted to opiates face an increased risk of health complications from both the drug use and the lack of prenatal care. Every woman who gives birth at Blanchard Valley Hospital is screened for drugs in her system, something that is standard at most hospitals. But by then, the effects of the
Many children and teens express an interest in becoming a vegetarian. But it’s important to understand the health benefits—and the dietary needs—of vegetarianism before diving in.
Bringing community together to build healthier lifestyles The Community Gardens have been a part of Findlay for almost nine years. In 2010, the United Way of Hancock County, in collaboration with the Community Foundation, the MENTOR Initiative, The Hancock County Sustainability Coalition, The Ohio State University Extension, the local Master Gardeners and the City of
Enacted in 2017, Lindsay’s law was named for former Miss Ohio, Lindsay Davis, who suffers from a heart condition that could have been deadly if she had not caught the signs early. She now dedicates herself to raising awareness of SCA and the risk it poses for young athletes.
Teething pain can be almost as frustrating for caregivers as it is painful for little ones. A popular numbing cream treatment for teething has recently been removed from the market by manufacturers after the Food and Drug Administration warned parents about the dangers of the numbing agent benzocaine and requested that companies stop selling the product for children.
As parents and caregivers, we take our child’s health seriously baby proofing our homes, teaching our children how to swim and reminding them to wear a helmet while riding a bike. But along with those physical safeguards, a child’s emotional well-being is just as important when it comes to growing to become a healthy, happy adult.
Alarmed by that angry red rash splashed across your child’s body? Rashes run the spectrum, signaling anything from a mild viral infection to a chronic or even life-threatening illness.