Obesity as a whole is on the rise; the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that roughly 40 percent of adult Americans are obese, as are 20 percent of children. Childhood obesity is particularly worrisome.
There are many things we think about when summer rolls around. These thoughts might range from whether our kids will go to summer camp, how late is too late for bedtime, when to schedule a fun vacation, or when to stock up on sunscreen.
This week is National Poison Prevention Week, a week dedicated to reminding you about the dangers many household items possess. You might be tempted to look past this week of awareness believing that you already have the knowledge about what items you should never ingest and consider yourself wise enough not to consume them in the first place. But if you have children, you have family members who are easily distracted by various products that you don’t think twice about. While you’re looking for your keys, your child may innocently ingest garden chemicals, cleaning products, or prescription drugs, and quickly find himself or herself in the emergency room with accidental poisoning.
It’s summertime, which means many people are packing up their pool and beach bags and planning to spend a lot of time outside. Sunscreen usually tops most people’s lists for beach necessities, but the most important part of sun safety doesn’t boil down to only SPF.
Last week we talked about the stress of having a premature baby. Our very own Dr. Meredith Travelstead and her husband know from personal experience how scary it can be to deliver early and they decided to share this personal experience to give parents in similar circumstances some encouragement. This is just one of the reasons her patients love her so much, she can truly understand what you are going through.
For parents expecting a new baby, the anticipation can be very exciting, but when the baby arrives too early, it can cause worry and fear. Here is some information to help prepare you and ease your anxiety should you find yourself in this position.
You may be wondering why there's an article on Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease on the The Woman's Clinic blog. But, at The Woman’s Clinic we strive to offer education to our patients on a variety of topics. Many of our patients will experience HFM in their homes and might be surprised to learn that adults can catch this illness from their children! It’s important to know what to look for and how to keep yourself healthy while you are caring for your children
It’s winter or early spring, prime cold and flu season, and you suddenly find your baby with a cough, runny nose, or refusing to eat. There’s a chance it’s just a common cold, but there’s also a chance it could be Respiratory Syncytial Virus, more commonly known as RSV.
Are there times when it feels like it is impossible to get your child to eat anything, much less something healthy? When should you be concerned that something, besides being a picky eater, is causing food avoidance?
Laying down in bed, closing your eyes, and falling asleep may sound natural to many, but it is actually a learned skill for children.