Should I Get My Child a Flu Vaccine?
Overview Every year, influenza or commonly known as flu sickens millions and hospitalizes thousands of people. Worse, it also causes tens of thousands of death. Children younger than 5 years old are at high risk of developing serious flu-related complications. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that since [...]
Autism: Learn the Early Signs
What is ASD? Autism, or sometimes called autism spectrum disorder (ASD), refers to a broad range of conditions that cause significant social, communication, and behavioral challenges. It may affect how a person interacts, perceives, and socializes with others. The learning, thinking, and problem-solving skills of people with ASD can range [...]
Common Poisons in the Home
Every home is full of poisons, and these are particularly dangerous in households with infants and young children in them. What parents may see as simple products that they use daily for eating or cleaning can be dangerous killers when ingested in large quantities or when used orally rather than [...]
What Is Tongue-Tie?
Parents who have never dealt with an infant with tongue tie most likely do not even know what this condition is. However, parents who have dealt with it know how frustrating and demoralizing it can be until it is repaired. Tongue tie can significantly affect breastfeeding, eating, and speech if [...]
Every Kid Healthy Week
Every Kid Healthy Week is celebrated on the last week of April every year. It provides schools as well as any individuals or businesses who want to become involved with a chance to impact the lives of school children with healthy choices in eating and exercising. Not only can healthy [...]
Observing National Infant Immunization Week
National Infant Immunization Week is celebrated in 2017 from April 22 through the 29. During this week, doctors, communities and public health programs show the community how important immunizations are from a very early age to keep a child healthy and to keep dangerous diseases from spreading throughout communities. This [...]
What Is a Fever and How Much Should It Matter?
Fever can be extremely troubling to parents, particularly if the fever is very high. Some fevers may occur along with other symptoms, such as with symptoms of the common cold, while others seem to occur by themselves. Parents need to understand what a fever is, what they should do about [...]
Hand Washing Techniques for Children
Hand washing is extremely important for children because it is the first line of defense against disease. Hand washing can effectively remove germs from the hands via friction and can protect against a myriad of disease, from the common cold and influenza to infectious diarrheas, and hepatitis A. Children encounter [...]