For Healthier Kids (01)

Keeping Kids Healthy During Winter
Winter seems to be the prime season for flu, as well as respiratory and gastrointestinal illnesses. It is not clear why this happens, but what is clear is that parents need to take charge of their kids’ health and keep them illness-free during the cold winter days. This article features winter illness-fighting tips from a group of parents. Aside from tips, they also mention specific products that have helped them keep illness away, or at least shorten episodes of being sick. One of the suggestions is giving vitamin D supplements. While vitamin C has always been the cold fighter, not a lot of people know that vitamin D, an antioxidant, also helps prevent colds.

5 Important Questions When Talking about Chiropractic Care for Children
This article at PennLive.com has five interview questions with Jeff Ludwick, a chiropractor for 10 years. All the questions are related to chiropractic care for children. When asked about why a child will benefit from chiropractic care, Ludwick said that a child with properly aligned spines has a greater chance to be healthy. He also said that chiropractic care is absolutely safe for children, and that it should start even when the baby is still in the mother's womb. Ludwick later discussed about the possible costs involved in chiropractic care, emphasizing that most insurance programs do not cover such kind of treatment.

Dogs and Babies - from Perfect Manners Dog Training
This site will make you "aww" and "oh"! Once you get past the cute aww-worthy pictures of babies and dogs that grace the site, you will be able to notice that it also has some informative sections on dog behavior that you would not have paid attention to otherwise. The site offers both tips and home training services to dog owners who are preparing for a baby. Dog lovers can lose themselves in a section dedicated to them that talks about things on the lines of what causes pets to make the puppy-dog face to which are the smartest of breeds amongst dogs.

Is Your Toddler or Child Lactose Intolerant?
This article says it is unlikely your child is lactose intolerant. It notes that between five and 15 percent of Caucasians and more than 80 percent of people of African and Asian descent eventually become lactose intolerant, which can happen as early as age 2 or 3, but symptoms don't usually start until later in childhood or early adulthood. But if your child is starting to become lactose intolerant, he or she may have gas or diarrhea or become bloated beginning about 30 minutes to two hours after eating or drinking dairy products. A doctor visit is recommended.

All the News You Need About Your Chiropractor Found at Chirowatch
Chirowatch focuses on news stories on chiropractors and chiropractic care. It includes stories from people who claim to have been injured by chiropractors, ones about whether vaccinations are effective at preventing disease, children and chiropractors, chiropractic treatments and cures for cancer, and many more. The history of chiropractic is addressed, along with the ways that practitioners offer additional services to their patients to generate income. Find out about the risks associated with chiropractic manipulations of the neck. Links to a number of Canadian television and radio shows have also been provided.

Children’s Emotional Health: What Matters
A section for parents, advocates and physicians includes articles to empower parents, advocates and providers in caring for the psychosocial needs of children. It also serves as a coordinating tool for a pilot project for health care providers. Topics include the self-destructive child, raising a child who wants to stay alive, and other psychosocial pediatric issues.

 

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