Category: Children’s Health

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

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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 input from both eyes is necessary for the brain’s vision…


Inactive Teens Have Weaker Bones than Active Teens

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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 Teens According to the study performed at the Vancouver Coastal…


New Study: Omega-3s Protect Kids from Asthma

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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 fatty fish supply amazing health benefits. It’s true – fish…


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 women and unborn babies. According to the CDC, in May…


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 can improve the child’s quality of life and reduce the…