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Christams Morning ... Minus the Meltdown

December 3, 2012 Regardless of your nostalgic, Christmas-morning-frenzy memories, you’ll quickly learn that a no-holds-barred approach doesn’t go over well with your toddler — especially on the most anticipated... more »»

Kick the Sugar Habit

November 6, 2012 The average modern American child’s diet features sugar in its many forms from morning to night — fruit juice, sugary cereals (even raisin bran is full of the stuff), syrup, jelly, Capri Sun,... more »»

Substance Abuse Prevention Starts Early

November 6, 2012 Sometimes parents don’t realize that their everyday habits and attitudes have an impact on their kids. The Partnership at DrugFree. more »»

Tip-Top Teeth

October 1, 2012 Whether your child is a toothless, has a few baby teeth or a mouth full, now is a good time, during National Dental Hygiene Month, to make sure their mouths are in tip-top shape. more »»

Keep Halloween Safe For Everyone by Offering Allergen-Free Treats

October 1, 2012 The Ohio Valley Kids With Food Allergies group reminds residents: When you are out shopping for Halloween goodies, think about children who have food allergies. more »»

Take an Air Ride with Inflatable Booster

October 1, 2012 While booster seats are much lighter and easier to lug than infant and convertible seats, they still can be a pain in the patootie when it comes to school field trips, play dates and other situation... more »»

Help Kids Get Egg-static for Breakfast

September 5, 2012 Eggs are a healthy, inexpensive and quick-fix option for school day breakfasts. One egg has about 70 calories, 6.5 grams of protein and 4. more »»

Know the Warning Signs of Abuse

September 5, 2012 Abuse and neglect can result in both physical and behavioral changes in children. more »»

Give Lice a Natural Death

September 5, 2012 Sending children back to school has its down sides, one of them being the germs and bugs to which they are exposed. Lice is one such pest. Head lice feed on human blood through the scalp. more »»

Children's egg allergies improve after eating eggs in small study

September 5, 2012 Giving children with egg allergies increasingly higher doses of the very food they are allergic to can eliminate or ease reactions in most of them, according to results from a federally funded study... more »»

Put Your Phone Into 'Drive'

July 5, 2012 You’re driving to the store and you get a text. You: a) quickly check it on a straightaway; b) check it at a red light; or c) wait until you are parked and the car is off before checking it. more »»

Concussion Baseline Testing Offered to Young Hockey Players

May 31, 2012 The Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation, UPMC Sports Medicine and the Community College of Allegheny County again are teaming up to offer free baseline concussion testing for youth hockey players in the... more »»

Good Belly Bugs

May 4, 2012 Stomach aches, gas, bloating ... All parents wish there were a way to prevent or at least ease their child’s tummy pain. One solution often overlooked is probiotics. more »»

Curb Baby's Sweet Tooth

May 4, 2012 According to a study by researchers at the University of Nottingham, England, “Babies who are weaned using solid finger foods are more likely to develop healthier food preferences and less likely to... more »»

Fight the Fat: Take It Outside

May 4, 2012 With nice weather approaching it is time to head outdoors. It has been said before, but an after dinner family walk is one of the best ways to get exercise. more »»

Re-think plans to forgo spring cleaning

April 24, 2012 (ARA) - Warm weather has arrived and Americans are planning to shake out the rugs and wash the windows for the unofficial tradition of spring cleaning ... more »»

Child Health Briefs

April 19, 2012 Childhood injury death rates drop Death rates from unintentional injuries among children and adolescents from birth to age 19 declined by nearly 30 percent from 2000 to 2009, according to a new... more »»

Scoring a Goal for Preschool Fitness

April 5, 2012 A new preschool development program based in St. Clairsville encourages youngsters to have “happy feet,” with the goal of promoting physical and social well-being. more »»

Energy Drink Dangers

April 5, 2012 Energy drinks have become popular among students, athletes and adults looking for that extra edge at the gym, on the playing field, or in the classroo. more »»

Fight the Fat: Countdown to the Olympics

April 5, 2012 Chicken Lo Mein Serves 4 Ingredients: 1 tablespoon oil-sesame or peanut oil 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breast, cut into thin slices 1 clove garlic, minced 2 tablespoons soy sauce... more »»

 
 

 

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