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New Sport Attracts Families

November 4, 2014 There’s a new sport in town with a peculiar if not delicious name. more »»

Baby Addicts Treated for Withdrawal

November 4, 2014 Across the nation and right here in the Ohoi Valley, more and more babies are being born already addicted to drugs. These babies develop what’s called Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome. more »»

Embrace the Power of Family Mealtime

November 4, 2014 The family meal is practically extinct in our culture. The benefits of spending as few as five meals together each week can be transforming. Family meals create a bonding time for families. more »»

Protect Your Body

October 3, 2014 In this new comic-style book from The Mother Company and Ruby’s Studio, Miles is turning 6 and is upset about all the attention he’s getting — the physical attention. more »»

Don't Have a Zombie Mouth This Halloween

October 3, 2014 Halloween will be here before we know it! We all know Halloween means one thing to most children — CANDY! Lots of candy: old pillowcases, pumpkin pails and loaded down plastic sacks full of candy. more »»

Fitting Family Mealtimes Into Busy Schedules

October 3, 2014 There are several benefits to eating a meal together as a family. One is that children learn important listening skills that they can use at school. more »»

Five Back-to-School Eye Care Tips

September 3, 2014 1. Get your child an eye exam before school starts (or as soon as possible): Problems with your children’s vision can be detected through a routine eye exam. more »»

Got Lice?

September 3, 2014 Don’t panic. There are dozens of lice shampoos, combs, zappers and even lice prevention conditioners and sprays on the marke. more »»

Spoons Not Accurate Measuring Device for Medicine

July 15, 2014 CHICAGO (AP) — The song says a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down, but a study says that kind of imprecise measurement can lead to potentially dangerous dosing mistakes. more »»

Life Lessons Learned at Dinner Table

July 8, 2014 What are kids learning at the dinner table? Life lessons! When they sit at the family dinner table, children do more than eat. They also observe and absorb. more »»

Beware Baby Gates

July 8, 2014 Or, rather, children climbing on them. Baby gates meant to protect young children aren’t always as safe as parents think. A new study says nearly 2,000 U.S. more »»

Spot Diabetes

July 8, 2014 Type 1 diabetes, the kind diagnosed in children, can come on suddenly. more »»

Pure Sun Enjoyment

July 8, 2014 When I’m at the beach, I don’t mind looking like a greased pig and smelling like sunscreen. But when I’m back in the office? Not so muc. more »»

Children's Hospital, Kohl's team up for 'Hard Head Patrol'

May 28, 2014 The Kohl's Hard Head Patrol, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC's community-based program aimed at educating children on the importance of wearing helmets while riding anything on wheels,... more »»

How YOU Can Prevent Abuse

May 5, 2014 It is estimated that one in 10 children will be sexually abused before his or her 18th birthda. more »»

Family Mealtime Yields Healthier Food Choices

May 5, 2014 Eating family meals together is associated with a lower risk for obesity. Studies find that children who eat at home consume a healthier diet. more »»

'It's Not About the Broccoli'

April 2, 2014 Dina Rose, author of “It’s Not About the Broccoli,” will present a public program titled “Avoid the Pizza-Pasta-Nugget-and Hot Dog Diet With Three Simple Steps” from 6-8 p.m. more »»

Plan Quick, Nutritious Meals

April 2, 2014 Does it seem like you never have enough time to do everything you want to do, including preparing healthy, tasty meals for your family? You do not have to choose between creating quality family meal... more »»

More fruits and veggies added to WIC — but no potatoes

March 4, 2014 WASHINGTON (AP) — Pregnant women, mothers and children who get federal assistance with their grocery bills will now be able to buy more whole-grain foods, yogurt, fish, fruits and vegetables. more »»

Teach Kids About Rx Drugs

March 4, 2014 These days, prescription drugs are common in most households. In fact, West Virginians have the highest number of prescriptions per person at 19.3 (in 2011), according to the Kaiser Family Foundation. more »»

 
 

 

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