Tags: staying healthy

Back to School Tips

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It’s back to school time. Are you ready? Are your kids ready? Here are some great back-to-school tips from the American Academy of Pediatrics to help you get the school year off to the right start–and to keep it that way. What’s your best back-to-school tip? Please share it with us in the comment section below. MAKING THE FIRST DAY EASIER Remind your child that there are probably a lot of students who are uneasy about the first day of school. This may be at any age. Teachers know that... Read More

Vaccinations for Children–What you need to know

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As our children head off to school, the topic of childhood vaccinations is always high on everyone’s list. Certain vaccinations are a requirement for school enrollment in virtually every school district in the United States. Why are vaccines so important? In the United States and Canada, vaccines have almost completely wiped out several serious childhood diseases such as measles, mumps, whooping cough, smallpox, polio, diphtheria and haemophilus infections.   What is a Vaccine? Vaccines contain killed or weakened disease organisms (typically inactive bacteria or weakened viruses) that are administered to... Read More

Healthy Kids need Healthy Vision

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Is an Eye Exam On Your Child’s Back-to-School List?   It’s nearly time to send your children back to school. Did you know that good vision is one of the key factors in school success? It’s true. As much as 80% of a child’s learning occurs visually, both in the classroom and at play. Children who have poor vision skills often avoid reading and other close visual work (like math) as much as possible. They are also likely to tire more quickly and easily and have a shorter attention span. Vision... Read More

How to Survive the Summer Heat

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Summer is finally here and we are sure feeling it in Colorado. While we all love to get outdoors and take part in summer fun, summer heat can be more than uncomfortable—it can be a threat to your health, especially for older adults and children. Whatever your age, don’t let the summer heat get the best of you and spoil your summer fun. Here’s what you need to know to recognize, treat and avoid the twin threats of summer heat: Heat Exhaustion and Heat Stroke   Heat Exhaustion Heat exhaustion occurs... Read More