Healthy Habits

I was asked to offer some tips to help kids develop habits to maintain a healthy weight. No one likes to talk about weight or change. I offer no guilt slinging here. Studies of healthy habits in kids show that the following habits are significantly associated with individuals who have and maintain a healthy weight.… Read More

Childhood Obesity

If you are concerned about your child’s weight or exercise issues, please talk to your physician. Click this link to see a revolutionary option to help your child reverse obesity and health issues. … Read More

Bicycle Safety

“Bicycles and scooters can be great holiday gifts. But remember when it comes to wheeled sports, a helmet is a necessity, not an accessory.”… Read More

Repelling Those Pesky Insects!

The best repellent for your child is to avoid exposure. Wear long pants, tuck in shirts and wear socks. Mosquitoes can bite though thin clothes and spandex.… Read More

Insect Bites

A bite involves biting with the insect’s mouth parts and removing a drop of blood from the human. A sting involves injecting a poison into the human from the insect’s stinger.… Read More


This summer ticks will be very numerous. Most tick bites are harmless, but ticks can spread disease. This risk can be minimized if they are removed within 12 hours, therefore regular “tick-checks” are important.… Read More

How Bad is Tobacco Smoke for Children?

A recent national survey indicated that 43% of children 2 months to 11 years of age live in homes with at least one smoker. Because many young children spend a large part of their day indoors, they can have a higher exposure to environmental tobacco smoke. This passive smoking has a harmful effect on the lung health of children.… Read More

Poison Ivy

Learn to recognize these plants. Otherwise, avoid all plants with three large shiny, green leaves. Another clue is the presence of shiny black spots on damaged leaves.… Read More


Sunscreens are not recommended for babies under 6 months of age. Babies are more prone to sunburn than adults because their skin is thinner and their body’s protective tanning response isn’t developed. Keep them in the shade of a tree, stroller canopy or umbrella.… Read More

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