All posts tagged: Pediatrics

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:

Firework Dangers and How to Avoid Them

On the evening of July 4, 2015, at a holiday cookout, New York Giants football player Jason Pierre-Paul stood on a patch of grass across the street from the house where his family party was being held. A U-Haul® van was parked nearby that contained $1,100 worth of fireworks purchased by Pierre-Paul — enough for the entire neighborhood to enjoy.

Why is it important that all children get vaccinated? – KSL.com Brandview – 10/04/2016

No matter what your stance is on vaccines, the truth of the matter is this: vaccines are important in decreasing the most vaccine-preventable childhood diseases. Dr. Darek Eggleston with the Ogden Clinic discusses the importance of vaccines and other common questions parents have about them. Why are vaccinations important? Vaccinations protect your child against serious diseases by stimulating the immune system to create antibodies against certain bacteria or viruses. What diseases do vaccines protect against? Immunizing your child with vaccines protects against serious diseases like measles, whooping cough, polio, meningococcal disease, tetanus, rotavirus, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, chickenpox, influenza and more.