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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 […]

Drowning Out of Water: Dry and Secondary Drowning

Drowning Out of Water: Dry and Secondary Drowning

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 […]

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

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

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 […]

Avoiding the Measles Vaccine May be Fatal for Children

Avoiding the Measles Vaccine May be Fatal for Children

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 […]

Breastfeeding Linked to Fewer Ear Infections in Children

Breastfeeding Linked to Fewer Ear Infections in Children

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 […]