The flu is not the only virus you may want to protect your family from this season. Other bugs such as respiratory synctial virus (RSV), which causes cold-like symptoms, will be making the rounds. RSV is common from fall to spring and can lead to serious illness, especially in infants and older adults. Infants and young
The holidays are in full swing! To ensure you and your kids have a pleasant – and safe – holiday season, check out these helpful tips. Food Safety • Wash hands before, during and after food preparation. • Keep common baking ingredients such as vanilla and almond extract out of children’s reach. • Use soap, water and disposable paper
Caffeine, which has been purported to increase energy and also acts as a mild stimulant, can be found in many foods and drinks, including coffee. Chances are, like many teens, your child may be enjoying caffeinated drinks daily. The question is, how much caffeine is too much?
Autism continues to be one of the most prevalant topics in our community. While autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is not new, more children than ever are classified as autistic, partly explained by improved diagnosis and awareness. While there is no cure for autism, research shows that early diagnosis and intervention improve chances that the child
It’s American Diabetes Month, a perfect opportunity to educate your family about this increasingly common disease. Unlike type 1 diabetes, type 2 diabetes – the most common form of diabetes that affects the way the body metabolizes glucose (sugar) – can sometimes be prevented. Obesity and a sedentary lifestyle are factors that put a person at risk for type 2