Last month, an obesity specialist at Children’s Hospital Boston and a lawyer at Harvard’s School of Public Health set off a firestorm parenting debate: they recommend
The summer sun has finally started to come out! So now, more than ever we have to be conscious about sun safety. Whether you and your kids are playing soccer in the park or spending an afternoon at the beach, proper sun protection including sunscreen is a must!
We recently spoke with Joanne Speight, CEO of Seasons UV, who gave us some important tips on staying safe in the summer sun!
What is the safest and most effective type of sunscreen?
Broad Spectrum: It handles both UVA & UVB rays.
Let’s face it. If you have been to your child’s school or daycare over the past several weeks, you have undoubtedly heard a contagious chorus of coughs and sniffles. The unfortunately inevitable virus swap reaches its peak during the winter season and on average, a young child will have 6-10 colds per year. I am most commonly asked about the symptoms associated with the common cold and flu, including a runny nose, cough, and fever.
Does your daughter have a weird-sounding cough you've never heard before? Is your son suffering from a cough/cold combo that he just can't seem to kick? Never fear, THE COUGH EXPERT is here! Dr. Peter Dicpinigaitis is nationally recognized as the cough guy--he's a practicing internist (doctor of internal medicine), a pulmonary critical care specialist, and a professor of clinical medicine at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York.
Some bone disorders in children are due to rare conditions and require careful clinical evaluation. If not treated promptly, bone disease can affect a child's bone development, lead to multiple fractures and cause bone deformities. In some cases, bone disease in children leads to deterioration of motor development and permanent disability. Frequently, treatment is delayed because symptoms go unnoticed and only become apparent over time.
Foot and ankle pain is common among children. A toddler can hurt her ankle if she falls accidentally while playing. A joint disease like arthritis could also be causing pain and inflammation. Contact your child's pediatrician if pain or swelling seem severe, or if the pain persists.
Vomiting is a symptom that occurs often in young children, especially when they have the stomach flu. In most cases, episodes of vomiting should pass within 24 hours, but if vomiting continues or your child is vomiting blood, contact your pediatrician. Vomiting blood is not always a symptom of a serious medical problem, but it needs to be evaluated by a health care professional.
The same virus that causes chickenpox -- varicella zoster -- can also cause the contagious disease shingles in some children. If your child displays the symptoms of shingles, speak to his pediatrician about possible treatments and what you can do to help speed your child's recovery.
Frequent urination may involve output of either large or small volumes of urine each time a toddler goes to the potty. Bladder infections are a common cause of frequent urination, particularly among little girls. Children who are potty trained who suddenly have several accidents may be experiencing an underlying medical cause. In fact, urinary tract infection is one of the most common infections that occur in children.
Many parents are looking for ways to live simpler, greener and healthier. For some, this means living organically. This trend extends to making your own cleaners, shampoos, soaps and even toothpaste using all-natural ingredients found around the home. Not only are such items often better for your health, they can also be less expensive than their commercial counterparts.