Understanding Growing Pains

what are growing pains

Growing pains can be experienced for months or years, with most kids outgrowing the problem within a few years.They generally occur at night and are usually described as a throbbing or aching in the legs, most commonly in the calves, front of thighs or 

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Good Eye Care Tips

good eye care tips

Generally, changes to the eyes are a very gradual process and you may not notice any signs and symptoms of disease. For this reason it is important to have regular checkups with your optometrist. Most eye problems are completely avoidable or 

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Understanding Dehydration

dehydration

The human body consists of 50 to 75 percent water which forms the basis of blood, urine, digestive fluids and perspiration; water is also contained in fat, bones and lean muscle. Because the human body cannot store water we need to drink

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How To Care For Children’s Teeth

Care For Children's Teeth

The major cause of tooth decay is from a lack of brushing. This leads to a buildup of plaque, which harbors bacteria. Eating sweet, sugary, sticky foods encourages this bacteria to produce acid which can cause tooth decay and bleeding gums (gingivitis)

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Understanding Depression

Depression Symptoms

We often use the word depression to describe feelings of sadness, feeling blue or being down. But more accurately depression is a term which describes many diagnosable depressive disorders.

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Understanding Childhood Asthma

childhood asthma

Asthma is a very common, chronic childhood illness characterized by inflammation of the lower airway. Asthma flare-ups are triggered by irritants including different allergens, viruses and even things like laughing

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Is It Bronchitis, Bronchiolitis or Croup?

bronchitis bronchiolitis or croup

Bronchitis, Bronchiolitis and Croup – A Comparison   Bronchitis Can affect people of any age (more common in adults and older children) Causes inflammation of the trachea and upper bronchial tubes Bronchiolitis Mainly affects children under two years of age Occurs when the bronchioles (smallest airways in the lungs) become

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Safe Kids – In The Garden

kids safety in the garden

Children love to explore and one of the methods of exploration is to put things in their mouth, this can be particularly dangerous in the garden. When designing your garden it is important to have children in mind.

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Understanding Repetitive Stress Injury

RSI

In these fast paced, hectic times, people rely on technology to make tasks faster and more efficient. Electronic devices such as computers help us save time, earn money, educate us and give us pleasure. But…

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Kids – Emergency Preparedness

medical information

In a medical emergency the more relevant information you can give about your child the faster your doctor can test, diagnose and prescribe the most appropriate treatment. In a serious medical emergency this can be the difference between life and death.

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