As the weather warms and kids head outdoors, the chance for injury rises. Where should families seek help when accidents occur? The answer depends on the nature of your child’s injury and the services offered in your community.
Convenience seldom plays a role in the timing of your child’s illness or injury. Take the sudden earache at 3 in the morning…or a fall down the stairs on a Sunday afternoon. Sporting injuries are more likely in the evening or on a weekend.
This year’s influenza season is making its presence well known. Should influenza find its way to you and your family, you will be faced with the decision to seek medical care or let the virus run its course. Trust the judgement of your health care provider regarding testing and treatment.
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Adenovirus infections peak in winter and spring; but unlike the flu, they remain common throughout the year. These viruses cause about 10 percent of all childhood fevers, and nearly every child has had at least one adenovirus infection by 10 years of age. Read More
Illness and injury seldom strike at convenient times. Croupy coughs and earaches get worse at night, playground falls are common during evenings and weekends and wheezing pays no attention to work schedules or family plans. Read More
You’ve probably heard of croup, right? It’s a frequent cause of cough in young kids during the fall and winter months. And it’s not an ordinary cough. The croup cough tends to be hoarse, similar to the sound of a barking seal. Read More
When the weather turns frigid, it is important to remember how to protect your family from dangerous temperatures and wind chills. Here are a few reminders to keep them safe. If you’re traveling in a car make sure you have the right clothing. Read More
Millions of families are dreaming of ways to beat the heat with trips to the beach, lake, pool or waterpark – this can be a fun and safe way to cool off. However, you might not be thinking about the germs often found in even the cleanest recreational water spaces. Read More
I am not an insect expert, but as the mom of three boys, I have had a bit of insect experience. We have raised caterpillars into butterflies, we had a ladybug infestation, and who could forget the time my youngest ate a grub while my husband was “watching” him. Read More
Right now, there is probably at least one person in your household that has a cough. Coughs are often associated with the common cold and there’s little you can do, other than try to ease the symptoms. Read More