If you have a child who goes to school, try wearing his backpack around one day. You could be shocked to discover the heavy load your child has to carry around five days a week. The heavier the backpack, the more damage it can do to your child. Typically, kids overload backpacks, making the effects of heavy backpacks on children unsafe, according to studies conducted by members … [Read more...] about Effects of Heavy Backpacks on Children
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With all the worries that come with being a parent, your toddler’s sweet little round belly shouldn’t be one of them. I’m sure you thought that once they were up and walking that they would immediately begin to look like older children, but the truth is, they will maintain that pudgy little belly for just a bit longer. Where is That Stomach? A child’s stomach changes … [Read more...] about Why Do Toddlers Have Fat Bellies?
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 … [Read more...] about Bone Disorders in Children
Low back pain is a common complaint during pregnancy, especially as the increasing weight of your growing baby places extra strain on your lumbar region. Although you may not be able to avoid back pain completely, correct posture and exercise may help minimize your pain. Properly supporting your lower abdomen and lumbar region may also help to ease your discomfort. Back Pain in … [Read more...] about Lumbar Support During Pregnancy
Osteoporosis in women is a condition that causes brittle bones that can break easily. A minor injury or fall can result in a fracture in a person with osteoporosis. A lack of calcium in the bones often results in this condition. Focusing on bone health at an early age can help prevent osteoporosis in women, but even those who are older can take steps to strengthen their … [Read more...] about Osteoporosis in Women