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Children’s Eye Exams and Why They are Important

  Eye exams can alert an eye care professional to deficiencies in vision, but annual eye exams can also reveal other issues not related to the eye as well. For instance, diabetes can be detected through an eye exam, and, for children, suspected learning disabilities can be attributed to a simple vision problem. For…

food allergy

Canada’s Food Allergy Awareness Month

  The month of May for Canada is known as Food Allergy Awareness Month, and Food Allergy Canada is dedicated to creating awareness of food allergens and conducting research on how to combat them. Two accomplishments that the group is especially proud of are their part in making food labels easier to read and…

allergies

Allergies

  Allergies. We are all impacted by allergies in some way or another. Some of us have severe allergies to foods that can be life-threatening if we do not heed necessary precautions, while others just suffer from a runny nose at certain times of the year. No matter the allergy, they can be serious…

autism

April – National Autism Awareness Month

  Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is defined by autism-society.org as a complex developmental disability in which signs typically appear during early childhood and affect a person’s ability to communicate and interact with others. Autism impacts individuals differently and to varying degrees, and, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ADDM Autism Prevalence…

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Toddler Proof Your Home

You made it through the baby phase and are in a whole new world of potty training, talking, and a little defiance. Not only is your little one walking about and exploring their surroundings in more abundance, but they are getting into things that could cause them harm. Below are some tips on how…

fear anxiety

Battling Fear and Anxiety

Each of us has dealt with and continues to deal with fears and anxieties on a daily basis. From a common initial fear of anyone other than mommy when we are infants to a fear of the boss in the workplace as adults, anxieties follow us throughout our development and are in fact part…

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First Aid Burns

Many injuries can take place within the rooms of a home. Skinned knees, scraped elbows, and broken bones are common mishaps accrued by children and adults alike in and around the home, school, or workplace. A less common ailment that can happen in any of these places is a burn, and it is important…

teen violence

Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month

February is a month of many causes that deserve support and recognition. The most common accolade that February houses is likely its claim as Black History Month, but a shared cause for the month is that it also houses Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month (Teen DV Month). Teen DV Month is dedicated to teen…

teen esteem

Teen Self Esteem

Growing up is hard. Dealing with the angst of following the rules set by authority figures and the tug of peer pressure is hard. Looking at magazines, watching t.v., and following celebrities who set unattainable standards of beauty on social media outlets can be even harder. Along with puberty comes acne, new body odors,…

kids medicine

What You Need to Know Before Giving Kids Medication

As parents, grandparents, and other caretakers, it is difficult to see the little children in our lives suffering from ailments. Whether it be a stomach virus, a cold, or the flu, all illnesses cause little ones to feel poorly and break the hearts of their caretakers. When administering medications for such ailments, there are…