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Child Health and Safety Archives - Your Health Magazine

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Child Health and Safety

Lice, Scabies and Ringworm – At School

By U.S. Dermatology Partners, Fairfax

Back to school is a time when children trade in their swimsuits for shoes and start bringing home spelling words and math problems. But sometimes, ... Continue Reading

Your Child’s First Dental Visit

By Janet V. Johnson, MD

“First visit by first birthday.” This is the view of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. Pediatricians agree. The American Academy of Pediatrics suggests that ... Continue Reading

Traumatic Brain Injury In Children

By Lynn L. West, PhDc, BCETS, LCPC

Traumatic injuries represent the leading cause of death and disability in young adults in the US. When head trauma is sufficient to cause alterations in ... Continue Reading

Understanding Childhood Hunger

By Janet V. Johnson, MD

More than 16.7 million children in America – that’s one in four – are at risk of hunger, suffer food insecurity on a regular, often ... Continue Reading

Keeping Our Children Safe

By Janet V. Johnson, MD

Here are eight things you can do to protect your children from getting injuries: Supervise children at all times and intervene when there is inappropriate ... Continue Reading

Caring For a Child Who Has Asthma

By Kensington Pharmacy

Asthma is a disease of your child’s lungs and the tubes that bring air to the lungs. With asthma, your child’s airways are constantly irritated ... Continue Reading

Childhood Poverty

By Janet V. Johnson, MD

It is estimated that one in five U.S. children lives in poverty, and poverty is an important determinant to a child’s overall health. Children being ... Continue Reading

Healthy Snacks For Your Children

By Janet V. Johnson, MD

March is National Nutrition Month. The specific nutritional choices you make as a family are crucial. Healthy nutrition is essential to good health and nutritional ... Continue Reading

Children’s Safety Comes In Many Colors

By Barbara-Jean Gill

As a parent or grandparent, the safety and well being of our children are most important. You purchase the best car seat possible and do ... Continue Reading

Help Children Develop Healthy Heart Habits

By Janet V. Johnson, MD

Parents and caregivers can help their child develop heart healthy habits early in life. They can encourage their children to evaluate their food choices and ... Continue Reading
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