Vision and Hearing Screenings

By Nora Heston Tarte Hearing and vision problems in young kids often go undiagnosed. While school testing is designed to catch many ailments, kids are often suffering long before the school notices a problem or the tests aren’t designed to catch the type of hearing or...

Parents Ask: Summer Eye Safety

Q: We spend a lot of time outside in the mornings, days at the water park and visit the beach. I often worry about the damage the that bright reflections, sand and water could be doing to my children’s eyes. What can I do to help keep their eyes safe during summer? –...

The Sugar Rush

By Dan Williams PT, BCN Sugar is everywhere. We know that sugar is bad for our weight and waistlines; so how much of the sweet stuff should we be allowing our kids to have and why? To answer this, let’s first take a look at what sugar is and how it affects the body...

Immune Boost

By Christa Melnyk Hines With flu and cold season in full swing, try simple, natural strategies to help keep your child healthy and strong. These tips can also help the body fight illness more efficiently. Eat from the rainbow. During cold and flu season, it’s...

Safeguard Your Home

By Titilola Afolabi, Pharm.D., BCPS, BCPPS Safeguarding is a continuous process of ensuring that children grow and develop in a safe and effective environment. Standard childproofing solutions such as cabinet and toilet locks and electrical outlet plugs immediately...

Parents Ask: Little Feet

Parents often report that they are not always sure what issues they should be concerned about with their children’s feet. Here, a podiatrist answers common questions posed by parents. Q: What are the most common foot problems that children have? A: We most often see...

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