1. Treatment of Food Allergies

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    By Dr Alison Kamffer Prevention is always better than cure; this applies to food allergies as well. In this case, probiotics have been shown to help prevent allergies in the baby when given prenatally to pregnant mothers and for 6 months after birth, especially when associated with breast feeding. Prevention...
  2. Spring Allergies

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      Spring Allergies Spring is in the air, and so are billions of tiny pollens that trigger allergy symptoms in many people. This condition is called seasonal allergic rhinitis, commonly referred to as hay fever. When allergic reactions affect the eyes, nose, and throat, the symptoms are often categorized as...
  3. Treatments for Constipation in Children

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    Treatments for Constipation in Children Has your child ever come out of the bathroom in tears, saying, “Mommy, it hurts when I poop?” The likely cause is constipation, a very common problem in children. How can you tell if your child is constipated? Besides the obvious painful bowel movements, look...
  4. Managing Dairy Allergy at School: 4 Steps to Success

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    By: Nicole Smith and Alisa Fleming ESSENTIAL STEPS 1. Get a Doctor’s Note. A written food allergy and anaphylaxis emergency care plan must be filled in and signed by your child’s physician and given to the school administration. For dairy allergy, it should distinguish the condition from intolerance and emphasize...
  5. Managing Food Allergies – Educating Families and Friends

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      By: Bianca Wright Adverse reactions to certain foods can hamper your child’s life, but you can learn how to manage his allergies.  Managing allergies and intolerance Managing an allergy or intolerance in a child can be difficult. A child with a cow’s milk allergy like cannot enjoy chocolate like...
  6. Food Allergy at School: Avoiding Shame & Segregation

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    By: Caroline Moassessi  Any parent of a child with food allergies or asthma knows that going to school can be a source of significant anxiety. The child must attend classes like any other student, but with the added responsibilities of making sure to avoid triggers and being prepared for an allergy...
  7. Allergy or not?

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    Allergy – or not? Like many people, you may find it difficult to tell whether your symptoms are caused by allergies or not. You also need to remember that a runny or stuffy nose and other symptoms may not be caused by an allergy at all. A number of other...
  8. Better Eating for Families

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    For Children and Families Start the day with a healthy breakfast. It refuels your body and gives you energy for the day. Let kids help plan one meal each week and eat together as often as possible. Eat slowly. It takes 20 minutes for your brain to register that you...
  9. Teach Kids Healthy Habits…

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    Healthy kids are more likely to become healthy adults. Be a role model and help your kids develop skills to make safe and healthy choices every day. Fasten seat belts. Put on a helmet during outdoor activities, including riding bikes and inline skating. Put on sunscreen and insect repellent. Brush...
  10. Is it a Cold or the Flu ?

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    Your child is sent home from school with a sore throat, cough, and high fever — could it be the flu that’s been going around? Or just acommon cold? Although the flu (or influenza) usually causes symptoms that make someone feel worse than symptoms associated with a common cold, it’s not...
  11. Must-Know Winter Health & Safety Tips…

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    During the winter months, parents and pediatricians often focus on colds and the flu when offering health tips to keep kids healthy, such as: getting a yearly flu shot teaching good hand washing techniques avoiding infections by not taking your newborn or younger infant out and around a lot of other people until he...
  12. When to use the emergency room – child

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    To use the sharing features on this page, please enable JavaScript.</span> Share on facebook Share on twitter Bookmark & Share Printer-friendly version Whenever your child is sick or injured, you need to decide how serious the problem is and how soon to get medical care. This will help you choose...
  13. Children’s Health … know the basics…

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    Your child’s health includes physical, mental and social well-being. Most parents know the basics of keeping children healthy, like offering them healthy foods, making sure they get enough sleep and exercise and insuring their safety. It is also important for children to get regular checkups with their health care provider....
  14. Burns part 3,

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    Preventing Burns You can’t keep kids free from injuries all the time, but these simple precautions can reduce the chances of burns in your home: In General ·         Keep matches, lighters, chemicals, and lit candles out of kids’ reach. ·         Put child-safety covers on all electrical outlets. ·         Get rid of equipment...
  15. Burns part 2, Types of Burns…

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    Burns are often categorized as first-, second-, or third-degree, depending on how badly the skin is damaged. Each of the injuries above can cause any of these three types of burns. But both the type of burn and its cause will determine how the burn is treated. All burns should...

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