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BACK-TO-SCHOOL: Children in Hot Cars

For many this is the back-to-school season, but it takes only one hot, scorching day to remind us summer is far from over. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reminds parents and caregivers that child vehicular heatstroke can occur even on days with relatively mild 70 degrees F temperatures. Go to KidsAndCars to learn more [...]

Created by Dana Sparks

BACK-TO-SCHOOL: Nutrition for Kids

You want your child to eat healthy foods, but do you know which nutrients are necessary and in what amounts? Here's a quick overview of nutrition for kids. Nutrition for kids is based on the same principles as nutrition for adults. Everyone needs the same types of nutrients — such [...]

Created by Dana Sparks

THURSDAY CONSUMER HEALTH TIPS

Should children be tested for high cholesterol? Pediatric white blood cell disorders Rheumatoid arthritis: Protect your health with vaccines Low potassium (hypokalemia) Can arthritis pain medications be harmful?

Created by Dana Sparks

Tuesday Q & A: Child with glasses should have regular eye exams to keep prescription up to date

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My 11-year-old began wearing glasses for nearsightedness when he was 7. Since then his prescription has gotten steadily worse. He has needed new glasses about every eight to ten months. His optometrist says this is not uncommon. But I’m worried. Is there an age a child’s eyesight [...]

Created by lizatorborg

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