Category Archives: Health and Wellness

Chronic and Acute Illness: What’s the Difference?

It can be scary and difficult to see your child sick. Having a good relationship with your child’s pediatrician and staying educated on current health information may help soothe any fears. Whether you already have children or are planning on having children, knowing about conditions that can affect children can help catch illnesses early so… Continue Reading

9 Fun Nutrition Games for Kids

Starting healthy habits at an early age will help your child live a long, healthy life. But getting in the servings of each food group recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics each day can be tricky. If you have a picky or curious eater, nutrition games for kids are a great way to learn… Continue Reading

Healthy Sleep Routines: Tips and Tricks

Healthy sleep routines can help your child get the rest they need. The American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) has guidelines for the amount of sleep children should get. The guidelines are updated with the latest available science and are endorsed by the American Academy of Pediatrics. The current guidelines are: Infants (4 months to… Continue Reading

A Guide to Screen Time for Kids

From TVs to tablets, digital screens have become an integral part of our daily lives. But however convenient technology makes certain things, you can have too much of a good thing. Limiting screen time for kids is important for keeping them healthy and well rounded. That may be easier said than done, but these tips… Continue Reading

5 Reasons Well Child Visits are Important

Parents of young children can sometimes feel like they spend most of their free time in the pediatrician’s office with a sick child. While it may be tempting to skip scheduling another trip to the doctor when your child is well, it’s important to bring the kids in for their well-child visits. Here’s why:  1.… Continue Reading

6 Healthy Eating Habits for Kids

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), about 1 in 5 children in the US have obesity. Children with obesity are at higher risk for having other chronic health issues, so it’s important to make changes as early as possible. Because September is Childhood Obesity Awareness Month, now is the perfect time… Continue Reading

How Vaccines Work

August is National Immunization Awareness Month (NAIM), so it’s the ideal time to learn some more about how vaccines work and why they are so important. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), immunization currently prevents 2-3 million deaths globally each year. However, another 1.5 million deaths could be avoided if more people were vaccinated.… Continue Reading

10 Common Childhood Illnesses

If you are a parent, you probably know the difficulties of dealing with a sick child. While many of these illnesses are unpleasant, luckily they are not usually serious. However, you should know the basics of the most common illnesses your child might get. Continue Reading

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