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Children's Health topics include physical, mental and social well-being of children. Most parents know the basics of keeping their children healthy, like offering them healthy foods, making sure they get enough sleep and exercise and insuring their safety. Another important part of Children's Health is to get your children regular checkups with their health care provider. These visits are a chance to check your child's development and they are also a good time to catch or prevent children's health problems.


The below Children's Health articles include, and are not limited to, the following topics: Children and Teen Weight Loss Diets, Nutrition for Children and Teens, Allergies and Asthma, Childhood Diseases (e.g., appendicitis, chicken pox, croup, epilepsy, measles, whooping cough), Emotional Behavior Disorders (e.g., Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, depression), Bedwetting, Childhood Vaccinations and Sun Protection.


Children's Health Articles

Are Children's Reduced Recess Times Hurting Their Development?

By WLC Admin
Wednesday, 28 June 2017

Childrens Reduced Recess TimesBreak time is on the decline for students across the country as schools decide to decrease or eliminate the traditional mid-morning and/or -afternoon play time. The goal is to ensure that kids spend more time in the classroom, ....

Keep Kids Active this Summer with these Family Games

By WLC Admin
Sunday, 24 July 2016

Keep Kids ActiveWhen the weather is hot and your children are home from school, it’s easy to want to sit inside where it’s air conditioned. If you find this happening though, give yourself a swift reminder of how important it is ....

What to Do When Your Kids Won't Exercise

By WLC Admin
Monday, 04 July 2016

kids wont exercisePart of your duties as a good parent is making certain that your kids get enough exercise. Not only will you be setting them on a path towards loving physical activity as adults, but you'll also be teaching them ....

Should Kids Have Weight Loss Surgery?

By WLC Admin
Friday, 06 May 2016

Weight Loss SurgeryUnfortunately, 1 in every 6 children in the US is obese. A child who is obese is likely to become severely obese or overweight as an adult. Children who are obese are likely to suffer from a number of ....

Top Ways to Prevent Childhood Obesity

By WLC Admin
Friday, 01 April 2016

Prevent Childhood ObesityWhen it comes to helping to prevent childhood obesity one of the main things that a child can be taught is balance. Teaching a son or daughter the importance of appropriate portion size and about the calories contained in ....

Is Gastric Bypass for Teens Safe?

By WLC Admin
Wednesday, 02 December 2015

gastric bypass for teensObesity is a difficult disease to overcome and coping with it can become even tougher when it occurs in adolescence.  When diets don’t seem to be working, you may wonder if gastric bypass for teens is a safe ....

Does Early Antibiotic Use Affect Child Development and Health?

By WLC Admin
Saturday, 18 July 2015

Child DevelopmentAntibiotics are given out all of the time when you go to the doctor’s office. They are given out when you have an upset stomach, when you are sick, when you are in a bit of pain, and for so ....

Effects of Sleep Deprivation in Children

By WLC Admin
Wednesday, 06 May 2015

Sleep Deprivation in ChildrenThe effects of sleep deprivation are serious, and quite frankly they are very off-putting to anyone who has ever experienced them. However, for children that seemingly minor issue may be cause for a bit more alarm. Our ....

Foods That Reduce Cancer Risk in Children

By WLC Admin
Friday, 03 April 2015

Foods That Reduce CancerOne of a loving parents’ worst nightmares is when their child gets seriously ill. Unfortunately, millions of people all over the world have to deal with this tragedy anyway, despite the precautions that they take. What’s interesting is ....

Breastfeed to Prepare Your Baby for Solid Foods

By WLC Admin
Thursday, 19 February 2015

BreastfeedAs a new mother, it is incredibly important that you carefully choose your baby’s diet with knowledge and due diligence. Feeding your baby with synthetic formulas is always an option, but when you breastfeed, you offer your young angel the privilege ....

How Physical Contact Affects a Baby's Development

By WLC Admin
Wednesday, 03 December 2014

Babys DevelopmentWhen you are a new parent, you hear a lot of conflicting information as to what it takes to care for your baby, but understanding just how physical contact affects a baby’s development is crucial. This is one of those ....

How Is the Enterovirus Affecting Children?

By WLC Admin
Monday, 06 October 2014

Enterovirus affecting childrenIt seems that every year there is an illness that scares parents and kids alike, and this year we wonder about the enterovirus affecting children all over the world. As with any other illness, parents are on high alert ....

The Best Activities for Kids with ADHD, Anxiety, or Depression

By WLC Admin
Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Kids with ADHD As a loving, caring, and attentive parent, you most likely understand the importance of keeping your children as happy and healthy as possible, all while having them challenged as they grow. Often, though, finding the best activities for ....

Top Reasons Why School-Age Children Have Trouble Sleeping

By WLC Admin
Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Children Have Trouble SleepingWe would all like to put our little ones to bed on a school night and find it an easy task. Sometimes it is, and sometimes it isn’t—but why? Why is it that school-age children have trouble sleeping ....

What to Do If Your Child Is Diagnosed with Scoliosis

By WLC Admin
Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Diagnosed with ScoliosisNo parent wants to watch as his or her child suffers from an illness, but unfortunately that is something that cannot always be avoided. In the modern world, there are a lot of different things to worry about when ....

Can Hand Sanitizer Keep Kids Healthy in School?

By WLC Admin
Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Kids Healthy in SchoolIt’s that time of year again when many parents are wondering how to keep their kids healthy in school. Far too many kids end up getting sick early on and often during the school year. Therefore, parents are ....

Parent Lifestyle Can Affect Children's Health Before They're Conceived

By WLC Admin
Tuesday, 26 August 2014

childrens healthWhen it comes to children’s health, a parent’s lifestyle can play into the success or problems that may develop. We tend to think of protecting the health of our children as something that happens after they are born. What you ....

What You Should Know about the New Pediatric Nutrition Screening Tool

By WLC Admin
Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Pediatric Nutrition Screening ToolKeeping our kids healthy is of monumental importance, especially in a world that is brimming with bad choices and dangerous temptations. A lot of hospitals and pediatric specialists regularly screen kids for nutrient deficiency during routine checkups. However, ....

How to Keep Your Kids Eating Healthy This Summer

By WLC Admin
Thursday, 07 August 2014

Kids Eating HealthySummer is finally here, which means that your children are going to be home for a large portion of their precious time. On top of that, it also means that you will have to get kind of creative ....

Should You Vaccinate Your Children?

By WLC Admin
Wednesday, 16 July 2014

Vaccinate Your ChildrenAt some point in time, all parents face the question of whether you should vaccinate your children. Though you may think that you know the answer before you have kids, that outlook is likely to change so much once ....

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