Posts Categorized: Children

Sugar: A trick or treat?

With all the candy and spooky fun, many kids love Halloween. But for parents, what should be scary is the amount of sugar their children may consume. Generally children eat way too much sugar, said Dr. Erica Labar, a pediatrician with UofL Physicians. Sugars are empty calories with no nutritional value, and can cause a range…
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Stand up to bullying

Now that school has been back in session for a few months, there’s a good chance your child has run into trouble in the classroom. If that’s the case, bullying could be at the root of your child’s problem. Twenty-five percent of youth report they are bullied with some frequency and 20 percent report that…
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Help bring awareness to childhood cancers

September is National Childhood Cancer Awareness month. Across the country, families, caregivers, charities and researchers observe this month to raise awareness of the approximately 15,000 children under the age of 15 who develop cancer each year in the United States.       Childhood cancers often fall into the following categories: Leukemia (a cancer of the…
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Routines: Good for you and your children

It seems that we are all in a big hurry these days and life is often chaotic when you have young children in the home. Having routines is really important for young children’s health and development. Routines have been shown to be positively associated with social-emotional and cognitive development and school readiness and negatively associated…
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Facts about enterovirus

Across the country, an increasing number of children are being hospitalized for respiratory illnesses. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has suggested that health care providers consider testing for enterovirus D68 in young children with severe respiratory illness. According to the CDC’s website, not everyone who gets enterovirus will get sick, but children and…
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