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Screen Time before Bed: Less Sleep & Higher BMIs

Screen Time before Bed: Less Sleep & Higher BMIs

According to Penn State College of Medicine, researchers have found that using technology before bed was associated with less sleep, poor sleep quality, greater fatigue, and high body mass indexes (BMI). Previous research points to technology impacting sleep patterns. But new research shows that 40% […]

Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month: Vision Screenings & Eye Exams

Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month: Vision Screenings & Eye Exams

In honor of Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month, vision screenings and eye exams for children are more important than you think. Thought the vision system is not fully formed in babies or young children, according to the American Academy™ of Ophthalmology reports that equal […]

Inactive Teens Have Weaker Bones than Active Teens

Inactive Teens Have Weaker Bones than Active Teens

It’s common knowledge that inactive individuals can have a higher risk of becoming obese and developing numerous conditions, including type 2 diabetes. But did you know that inactive individuals, especially teenagers, have weaker bones than those who are physically active? Bones: Inactive Teens vs. Active […]

New Study: Omega-3s Protect Kids from Asthma

New Study: Omega-3s Protect Kids from Asthma

A new study says the risk of persistent wheeze or asthma was about 7% lower in children of mothers who received fish oil supplements during the third trimester. Here is what you need to know about the study and fish oils – The oils from […]

What You Need To Know About The Zika Virus

What You Need To Know About The Zika Virus

It turns out, summer months aren’t the only time you need to worry about mosquitos. A new mosquito-borne virus is beginning to cause worldwide concern. That’s because the implications of getting bit by a mosquito carrying the Zika Virus can be harmful to both pregnant […]

Could Children with Allergies Have An Increased Risk of Heart Disease?

Could Children with Allergies Have An Increased Risk of Heart Disease?

According to the American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (ACAAI), 8.3 million American children have respiratory allergies, 9.5 American children have skin allergies and nearly 6 million children in the U.S. have food allergies. Though the organization reports that early identification of childhood allergies […]