New Study Shows That Kids Who Specialize in One Sport Have More Knee and Hip Injuries

Way back in the day, kids played multiple sports. The trend now is it play one and get the best you can at it. Most sports now find a way to play all year ’round. A new study published in … Continue reading

Are Vaccines Harmful? A New Study Shows Anti-Vaccination Websites ‘Distort’ Science for Their Conclusions

A recent study of 480 anti-vaccination websites found that most of the sites show unscientific views about vaccinations that use pseudoscience and misinformation to spread the idea that vaccines are dangerous. 2/3rd of the anti-vaccination websites studies claimed that vaccines cause autism but … Continue reading

A Study Shows Gun Violence Has Tripled in PG-13 Movies Since 1985

When movies were originally designated the PG-13 rating, the amount of gun violence was similar to a G and PG film. Now, they often have more shootings than an R-rated movie. This is alarming for families as they can no … Continue reading

Getting Your Kids to Play Outdoors Increases Physical Activity, Decreases Sedentary Behavior, And Makes Them Healthier!

A study by The Journal of Pediatrics confirms that time spent outdoors after school was positively associated with moderate to vigorous physical activity (MVPA). Children are recommended to participate in at least 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity … Continue reading

The Measles Vaccine Prevents Measles and “Immune Amnesia” Which Can Leave Children Open For Other Infectious Diseases

Measles is a highly contagious viral respiratory disease that remains a leading childhood killer in parts of the world. The measles vaccine prevents measles but also provides benefits to protect against patients getting “immune amnesia” that happens when measles damages a patient’s … Continue reading

Finding a Healthy Weight For Your Child – Small Changes In Their Daily Activities Can Reduce The Risk Of Obesity Significantly

Families are being pulled in many directions each week with different school, work, and sporting activities consuming their time. In this time crunch, remembering to add healthy food choices and exercise can feel overwhelming. In the last 20 years, obesity in … Continue reading

Summer Safety TIps: More Kids Hurt on Bouncy Castles Than Rides

These days most places you take you kids you see a Bouncy House / Castles.  You see them at indoor playgrounds, carnivals, fairs and backyard gatherings. But did you know that bouncy castles accounted for 42 per cent of all amusement … Continue reading

FDA Advises That Cold Medications for Infants and Toddlers Can Carry a Serious Risk. Rest and Extra Care Are Key!

The FDA warns that Over-the-counter (OTC) cold and cough medicine should not be given to children younger than 2 because they could cause serious and potentially deadly side effects. Antibiotics aren’t a cure either because they treat bacterial infections, while colds … Continue reading

Frequent Communication With Parents and Family Dinners Help Protect Kids From the Harmful Consequences of Bullying

Internet bullying, also known a cyberbullying, can cause kids to have substance use and mental health problems. In a study by the Journal of the American Medical Association it is found that frequent communication with parents and family dinners can help to … Continue reading

ADA Changes Their Brushing With Fluoride Toothpaste Stance For Children Under 2 Years Old

The American Dental Association (ADA) now says that parents no longer need to wait until a child turns two to start brushing their teeth with fluoride toothpaste. 25% of U.S. children develop cavities before kindergarten and this statistic prompted the study and … Continue reading