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Each month has various causes and interests associated with it to increase our public awareness of issues of importance to different groups of people. In the month of May, you have a choice of approximately 70 of these causes to support. They range from National Strawberry Month to National Stroke Awareness Month; from Jewish-American Heritage Month to Latino Books Month; from Family Wellness Month to Heal the Children Month; and so on and so on. As a parent of twins who celebrated their May birthday this past week, I thought that I'd share some thoughts and information on children's healthcare in today's world.
All parents are concerned with their children's health and welfare, and most have their kid's best interests at heart when it comes to nutrition. But with increasingly busy schedules and lives, it is becoming harder for families to sit down to the dinner table every night with a wholesome, healthy meal. And it shows in the “obesity epidemic” that’s a rising concern in United States. Beware of six big mistakes parents make with kids and food.
College students, teens and adolescents will do almost anything to get a laugh from their friends. And who can blame them? Everybody loves a good laugh . . . right?
But sometimes this group likes to experiment with a different sort of game – one that will ultimately give them quick “high.” Unfortunately some of those games are becoming more and more dangerous, and pose a great risk to the participants’ health.
Being a mom of an autistic daughter, I wanted to shed some light on the cost of raising an autistic child as it something that is very close and very important to me. It’s a serious issue, and I want to bring awareness to those who don’t realize how autism truly affects the family on not just an emotional level, but on a financial level as well.
If you’re a parent with kids in school, then you probably have very little time to fret about your kids’ lunch choices. Many children go to school with lunch money and proceed to spend it on candy and chips. Not exactly the type of healthy lunch you expected them to have! If you want your kids to have a healthy, balanced lunch, you are better off to make it at home. Keep reading for some quick and easy ideas for a healthier lunchbox. . .
Science is really starting to invest in some effective alternative treatments
for the common cold and cough – which can be especially helpful for your little ones. After all, who wants to give their child an alcohol-based cough syrup like Nyquil?
Summer is coming to a close yet again, which means back-to-school season
is here! Ensure your child’s return to academia is a safe and happy one, and get them started on the right foot with these 10 helpful tips.
The following is the second part of our story on breast milk donation, looking into the roles of both the medical professionals and the grieving mothers, and what’s being done to level the stark difference between supply and demand.
World Breastfeeding Week: August 1-7, 2012
You might not know it if you’ve been fortunate enough to avoid the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, but breast milk donation is an integral part of keeping premature babies
So why is there such a lack of information, and what else can we learn about this life-saving practice? The movement is out there… and it’s gaining steam.
World Breastfeeding Week: August 1-7
In part one of this article, we built a case in favor of breastfeeding
, and explained that breast is best for a baby’s health – especially in the early stages of development. We then briefly touched on the fact that even though everyone is urged to breastfeed more, the number of breastfeeding mothers continues to dwindle on a global scale.
In this article, we will explore the effects that the giant baby formula companies, which are likely culprits, have on the world’s mothers.
Health Starts With Mom!
In celebration of World Breastfeeding Week, August 1-7, 2012, InsidersHealth staff and members have written a series of articles on breastfeeding, and infant and mother health for you to share.
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As World Breastfeeding Week
approaches, it’s time to look at the reasons why something as natural as breastfeeding comes under fire in certain sections of the United States. What is widely considered the first and only
option in many countries is constantly being tinkered with by doctors, family members, and even societal subtext. So what can you do to steer clear of the roadblocks?
It's breastfeeding’s time to shine . . . especially with the World Health Organization (WHO) strongly recommending it, and the World Breastfeeding Week campaign pushing heavily for more widespread use. As we take part in the observance of the upcoming World Breastfeeding Week, August 1-7, let’s take a look at a few different facets of the breastfeeding arena, and some of the amazing benefits
that can result.
We brought you the news on the latest games your kids might be playing that could result in a trip to the hospital, which you can check out here
. Well, it seems like the future of our country is at it again with a game called “Salt & Ice” or “The Pain Game.”
Imagine this: you’ve been blessed with a beautiful new baby. You obviously love and cherish the new addition to your family sphere. Perhaps you feel you’ve been blessed with the one thing that will bring you joy and happiness for the rest of your life.
And then, in an instant, it’s all gone.
As long as there are teenagers around, there will always be a group that pushes the limits
and bends the law to enjoy a little bit of mischievous fun. But the usual stand-bys of sneaking beer at a party or trying out a fake ID are giving way to a much more dangerous solution . . . hand sanitizer.
It’s always great when science and learning can be combined with imagination and enjoyment. But for one such experiment-turned-toy, the hazards can be fatal.
It’s prom season again! The hysterics of the young women, the boastful confidence of the high school boys, the crushing memory of Kerry Horoho saying NO to the “Yes, No, Maybe?” note I sent her after drama class. But whether it’s a night to forget or the event of a lifetime, prom opens up our country’s youth for some pretty big health and safety risks.
As May 13-19 is National Alcohol and Other Drug-Related Birth Defects Awareness Week, it only seems fitting that we do our part to help raise awareness by sharing with you the many dangers of alcohol and drug abuse on unborn children . . . and the many lasting effects those children suffer upon coming into this world.
Some of these just may surprise you.