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Caring for the Unique Health Needs of Adolescents

August 24, 2019

You might not think that adolescents have different health challenges than adults, but they do. Staying on top of your teen’s healthcare can pay huge dividends down the road. It can help ensure they will be happy and healthy well into adulthood. A Difficult Time in Life Go back to when you were a teenager. … Continue reading “Caring for the Unique Health Needs of Adolescents”

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Are Summer Colds More Serious?

August 24, 2019

There’s nothing worse than a summer cold, right? For one thing, most sufferers think it shouldn’t happen this time of year. Even worse, it robs them of being able to get outside and enjoy their usual summertime activities. And the symptoms often seem to be more severe than a typical wintertime cold. But cold in … Continue reading “Are Summer Colds More Serious?”

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Coughing in Children – When to See the Doctor

July 27, 2019

It can be scary when your child suddenly starts coughing, but it’s usually not a sign of anything serious. Adults and children alike cough every once in a while. But there are some instances where a trip to the doctor may be needed. Here are a few examples. Difficulty Breathing If your child is having … Continue reading “Coughing in Children – When to See the Doctor”

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Tips on Preventing Diaper Rash

July 27, 2019

Diaper rash can be very irritating, and make your baby crankier than normal. But it’s also something that can be prevented. Here are some reasons why this condition occurs, and what you can do to keep it from happening. Causes of Diaper Rash Diaper rash can occur due to simple irritation. If a baby wears … Continue reading “Tips on Preventing Diaper Rash”

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Encouraging Healthy Eating Habits in Kids

March 27, 2019

Over 17% of children in the United States are obese. Obesity in kids exposes them to a slew of health dangers including diabetes, hypertension, musculoskeletal problems, breathing difficulty, and many more. Here are some ways to encourage healthy eating habits in kids: Set a good example Children are as likely to mimic the behavior of … Continue reading “Encouraging Healthy Eating Habits in Kids”

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4 Illnesses That Children Pick Up at School

March 27, 2019

School classrooms are ripe with all types of infections with most of them highly-contagious. Combine this with the willingness of kids to play without restriction and the result is the constant sharing of infections amongst themselves. Here are some common illnesses that kids pick up at school and their symptoms: Strep throat This is like … Continue reading “4 Illnesses That Children Pick Up at School”

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Pediatric Epilepsy Patients Should Consider New Genomic Tests in Houston

February 25, 2019

Epilepsy is a medical condition that affects brain function and causes seizures. Brain cells emit an abnormal or excessive electrical discharge. It can be caused by lack of oxygen at birth or prenatal exposure to toxins or trauma. A head injury could cause epilepsy, or it could be a result of a genetic condition. Advanced … Continue reading “Pediatric Epilepsy Patients Should Consider New Genomic Tests in Houston”

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The Value of Quality Medical Care for Your Child

February 14, 2019

If you’re not feeling well, you might be tempted to forgo a doctor’s appointment but it’s a different story altogether when you have an ill child. Getting medical attention becomes a priority. Nobody wants to have their child sick and uncomfortable. Not only does it interfere with household activities and responsibilities, but their absence from … Continue reading “The Value of Quality Medical Care for Your Child”

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How Kids Develop Good Posture Is One of the Current Day’s Challenges

January 25, 2019

“Stand up straight!” How many times have you heard it or said it? It’s a common phrase that echoes throughout households everywhere. It’s for good reason, too. Good posture keeps joints and bones in proper alignment and reduces abnormal wear on joint surfaces. It decreases the pressure on ligaments, and, overall, is an important tool … Continue reading “How Kids Develop Good Posture Is One of the Current Day’s Challenges”

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3 Tips for Keeping Healthy Children Healthy

January 14, 2019

Daycare, school and playdates help kids develop good social habits while learning valuable lessons, but they can also be places where healthy children pick up an assortment of illnesses. Find out how you can help kids stay healthy, happy and feeling great with three simple rules. Handwashing and Healthy Children: An Undeniable Duo One of … Continue reading “3 Tips for Keeping Healthy Children Healthy”

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