All posts filed under: Pediatrics

Is It a Cold or the Flu? (Infographic)

When you or your child wakes up with chills, aches, a runny nose, or a fever, sometimes it’s tricky to discern if it’s a cold or the flu. Proper treatment begins with understanding the symptoms that differentiate a cold from the flu. A cold is a mild respiratory illness that can keep you ill for a few days, while the flu is a virus that may last a few days to even weeks.

Acetaminophen, Ibuprofen, and Benadryl Charts for Kids (Instant Download)

Disclaimer: These over-the-counter medication charts are not substitutes for professional medical advice. They are provided for educational purposes only. With cold and flu season creeping in, it’s a great idea to have over-the-counter medication references on-hand—just in case. For your convenience, we’ve included three downloadable charts for Tylenol, Advil, and Benadryl dosage for children. These guides will give your child the right amount of medicine to help them feel better, faster.

Childhood Obesity: Why It Happens and How to Overcome It

Childhood obesity is a growing epidemic that does not discriminate. It affects infants, toddlers, kids and teens; it grabs hold of children from all races, backgrounds and households. In fact, it is making its way into more households than ever before, with childhood obesity being reported to have more than doubled in children and quadrupled in adolescents in the past 30 years.

5 Ways Parents Can Help Their Kids Stay Injury-free This Season

Of the 30 million American youth athletes that participate in extracurricular sports, the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons estimates that some 3.5 million kids ages 14 and under annually seek medical attention due to some sort of sports injury. There’s always a risk of injury when it comes to any sort of physical activity – that’s just a fact of playing sports – but the good news is that there’s a lot that parents can do to ensure their children stay as safe as possible. With a new school year fast arriving and kids rejoining their various fall sports teams to prepare for the upcoming season, now is as good of a time as ever to review some of these safety strategies and tips: