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Kids health

Measles: What You Need to Know

With all the news about measles and the controversy over vaccinations, it is useful to review the facts. WHAT IS IT AND HOW DO YOU GET IT? Measles (a.k.a. rubeola) is very contagious disease caused by a virus. Because it lives in the mucous in the nose and throat, it is spread in the same […]

Is Your Child Getting Enough Sleep? Find Out.

How much sleep do our kids need? The question is commonly debated by researchers and parents alike. The more, the better I usually say, up to a logical point of course. National guidelines under the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend 8.5 hours of sleep for tweens and teens, and at least 10 hours for children ages 5-10. […]

Should You Take Tamiflu?

Also read: Everything You Need to Know About the Flu You or someone in your family was just diagnosed with the flu. Now what? Just like the flu shot, there is a lot of controversy about Tamiflu, and with it, lots of misinformation. Tamiflu (oseltamivir phosphate) is an anti-viral medication, which has its limitations. It […]

Homemade Cure for Colds & Coughs

My sister, Michelle, has four little boys and swears by this home remedy for a cough, and I just made a batch for my kids, who have been coughing for four days. Ingredients 1 small onion honey Directions Cut a small onion and place in a bowl. Cover completely with honey. (I use local because there is some […]

Everything You Need to Know About the Flu

Yes, it is that time of year again … cold and flu season. We’ve got you covered, from prevention to treatment. The Flu is Here TAMIFLU: Does It Really Cure the Flu? GERM ALERT: Are Your Gloves Making You Sick? TRY A HOMEMADE REMEDY: Homemade Honey & Onion Remedy for Coughs and Colds THE STOMACH FLU: What […]

What You Need to Know About Gastroenteritis

Also Read: Everything You Need to Know About the Flu Kids and adults are dropping like flies, and it seems everyone has a nagging nausea that won’t go away. First if all, there is no such thing as the stomach flu, but everyone will know what you mean. Doctors call it gastroenteritis. What Causes Gastroenteritis? […]

Everything You Need to Know About Lice from an Expert

We just received our third letter home from the school nurse letting us know that lice has been reported in several grades at our school. So if you clicked here, you’re probably feeling pretty lousy…literally. (Guess we all know the origins of the word “lousy” now.) Try not to freak out. Stay calm. You’re not the first […]

Preschool … a.k.a. Petri dish

Should you send a snotty preschooler into the classroom? When should you keep him home? Read more here.

5 Tips for Beating the Heat

1. Who is susceptible to Heat Illness? Children under the age of 4 and adults over the age of 65 are at most risk of becoming ill from the heat. Obesity, certain medications, some chronic illnesses and being overdressed all further increase the risk. Today, I’m focusing on kids but the idea is pretty much the same […]

Lyme Disease: What You Need to Know

As a general rule, I think 3 year olds should be locked away for a year. Sure they are cute, but when they snap, they are more frightening than Carrie after the pig blood incident. When my eldest was 3, she was fairly awful, but in a non-specific, 3 year old little beast way. Then, […]

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