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Heat Stress Tips for Exercising Children

Children love and need to be outside and that is what summer days are for, but parents need to be watchful on these extremely hot days.

“Children need exercise to be healthy, so don’t discourage them from getting outside and having fun when the sun is out but watch out for sign signs that they . . . → Read More: Heat Stress Tips for Exercising Children

Reading With Your Toddler Boosts More Than Just Language Skills

New research finds that reading to your toddlers and young children is good not only for their language skills, but also for their behavioral and social skills.

“Evaluating prior studies on parent-child reading in children up to age 6, researchers in Hong Kong found positive effects for both sides in so-called psychosocial functioning, which . . . → Read More: Reading With Your Toddler Boosts More Than Just Language Skills

Black And Latino Children Are Often Overlooked When It Comes To Autism

Autism affects children from all racial groups and ethnic backgrounds, but new study finds that black and Latino children and more likely to be diagnosed later than white children, loosing precious time for treatment and intervention.

“In 2007, a study by a team at the Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities Research and Epidemiology, . . . → Read More: Black And Latino Children Are Often Overlooked When It Comes To Autism

Mothers’ Exposure To Air Pollution Tied To Cellular Changes In Kids

Recent study finds that traffic fumes and pollution is bad for pregnant women to breathe, it injures their developing fetuses at the cellar level.

“Women who breathe polluted air during pregnancy have babies with greater signs of “aging” in their cells when they’re born compared to babies whose mothers breathed cleaner air, a new . . . → Read More: Mothers’ Exposure To Air Pollution Tied To Cellular Changes In Kids

Childhood obesity rates rise 10-fold since the ’70s

A recent report looking at worldwide obesity rate trends since the 1970’s has found that obesity in children and teenagers is ten times higher now than it was in 1975. The report predicts that five years from now, more children will be obese than underweight.

“More specifically, in 1975, there were 5 million girls . . . → Read More: Childhood obesity rates rise 10-fold since the ’70s

How I Became That Weird Theme Park Mom

A story by a woman who as a “44-year-old “do-your-homework-brush-your-teeth-say-your-prayers-and-lights-out-before-10” mom, become a person who can debate the various merits of the classic features of El Toro and the modern corkscrew style of Bizarro.”

“Moments of pure magic occur as we wait among the sweaty, heavily tattooed masses to become human slingshots. My 14-year-old . . . → Read More: How I Became That Weird Theme Park Mom

With a Tick Boom, It’s Not Just Lyme Disease You Have to Fear

Most Americans are well aware of Lyme disease by now, but ticks carry other even more dangerous diseases.

“Everybody knows about Lyme disease. But experts say the Northern United States may be in for a bad tick season this summer, raising concerns about Lyme and other scary tick-borne diseases, including the Powassan . . . → Read More: With a Tick Boom, It’s Not Just Lyme Disease You Have to Fear

How do your allergies develop?

Allergies are on the rise all over the world.

“Hay fever affects 400 million individuals globally, with asthma affecting 300 million, food allergies between 200 and 250 million, and drug allergies affecting around 10 percent of the world’s population.”

“The World Allergy Organization (WAO) warn that “the prevalence of allergic diseases worldwide is rising dramatically . . . → Read More: How do your allergies develop?

What You Need To Know About Zika Virus

News on the Zika virus keep changing as scientists learn more about this dangerous public health problem. Here’s the latest.

“Zika virus has made a worldwide media splash in the last few years following reports out of Brazil that it was linked to a spike in babies born with severe brain damage called microcephaly. . . . → Read More: What You Need To Know About Zika Virus

6 Things You Need To Know About Children And Vitamins So You Can Choose The Best Ones For Your Child

Going to the pharmacy to buy vitamins for your child can be a daunting experience. The choices are overwhelming.

“But how do we best determine what kinds of vitamins our children need? Should all kids be taking the same vitamins across the board? In partnership with Walgreens, we’ve gathered some important facts about vitamins to help . . . → Read More: 6 Things You Need To Know About Children And Vitamins So You Can Choose The Best Ones For Your Child