Tag: children

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…


Drowning Out of Water: Dry and Secondary Drowning

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We have recently reported on the different ways to keep your children safe at the pool this summer. Unfortunately, you should also be vigilant about your child “drowning” up to 24 hours after he or she leaves the water. The terms “dry drowning” and “secondary drowning” generally describe what happens when your child “drowns” due…


Collateral Damage: Mental & Emotional Problems in Veterans’ Kids on the Rise

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We have all heard the stories about the challenges that veterans face when they come home from war. But the struggles their children face when a parent comes back are sometimes pushed aside. Think about it: Before your father was deployed, he would take you out for ice cream or to the park. But when…


Avoiding the Measles Vaccine May be Fatal for Children

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The Measles vaccine has been a controversial issue in the news recently. Parents have strong and widely varied opinions on whether or not they should vaccinate their children. Many parents would like to avoid vaccines all together because of potential side effects – but after the measles outbreak linked to Disneyland in California, experts are…


Breastfeeding Linked to Fewer Ear Infections in Children

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A recent study has confirmed it – the longer a mother breastfeeds a child, the fewer ear, throat and sinus infections the child has. For years, the benefits of breastfeeding have been revealed by researchers. The wide variety of both short and long-term benefits of breastfeeding are making it a viable option for the mother…