Should My Child Take a Multi-Vitamin?
Should My Child Take a Multi-Vitamin?

Article at a Glance Most children do not need a multivitamin, but it doesn’t do any harm for them to take one. The American Academy of Pediatrics does recommend that children take a vitamin D supplement. Treat vitamins like you would medicine. Taken in large quantities they can be toxic. According to the American Academy … Continue reading “Should My Child Take a Multi-Vitamin?”

Is Your Child Overscheduled?
Is Your Child Overscheduled?

Article at a Glance There is no “right” level of activity. It depends largely on your child and your family. Children who are overscheduled will show symptoms like depression, anxiety, irritability, restlessness, and over tiredness. Don’t let external pressures influence how much your child is involved in. Focus on what is right for your child. … Continue reading “Is Your Child Overscheduled?”

How to Prepare Your Child for Puberty
How to Prepare Your Child for Puberty

Article at a Glance Create a safe place for your children to ask questions by gradually talking to your children about their bodies as they grow and develop. It is very important that your children know what changes to expect before they start puberty. Children worry a lot about fitting in. Assure them that the … Continue reading “How to Prepare Your Child for Puberty”

New Rules Regarding the Car Seat LATCH System
New Rules Regarding the Car Seat LATCH System

Article at a Glance The combined weight of your child and the car seat should not exceed 65 pounds when using the LATCH system. Once this limit has been reached, you should use the seat belt system to install your car seat. Both the seat belt system and LATCH system are safe when used properly. … Continue reading “New Rules Regarding the Car Seat LATCH System”

Managing Asthma During Utah’s Winter Inversion
Managing Asthma During Utah’s Winter Inversion

Article at a Glance Inversion is when the cold air, clouds, and pollution get trapped in the valley by a layer of warmer air. As a result air pollutants build up. Those with asthma are particularly vulnerable to the effects of poor air quality and we see an increase in ER visits during inversions. Protect … Continue reading “Managing Asthma During Utah’s Winter Inversion”

Sweet Potato Casserole With Pecan Crust
Sweet Potato Casserole With Pecan Crust

A healthy side dish or desert, this recipe is the perfect healthy, comfort food. Sweet potatoes not only pack lots of vitamin A and C, but they also have twice as much fiber as regular potatoes. Ingredients 3 sweet potatoes 1 TBL date sugar 1/2 tsp cinnamon 1/8 tsp ginger 1/8 tsp nutmeg 1 TBL … Continue reading “Sweet Potato Casserole With Pecan Crust”

Infant Torticollis and Plagiocephaly
Infant Torticollis and Plagiocephaly

Article at a Glance Infants with torticollis have a tilted head and difficulty turning their necks. Plagiocephaly is when the back or one side of a baby’s head is flattened. Plagiocephaly and torticollis are both very treatable with early and consistent physical therapy. Many new parents don’t know what torticollis and plagiocephaly are, but they … Continue reading “Infant Torticollis and Plagiocephaly”

Healthy Trick-or-Treating Ideas
Healthy Trick-or-Treating Ideas

Halloween is nearly here and you can almost feel the sugar rush. Did you know that American’s buy more than 600 million pounds of candy a year for Halloween? In the weeks before Halloween Americans will spend up to $2.4 billion on candy! To actually consume that much candy, every man, woman, and child in … Continue reading “Healthy Trick-or-Treating Ideas”

Banana Ghost Pops
Banana Ghost Pops

Sweet Halloween treats don’t have to be loaded with sugar. This cute little ghost will keep both you and your little goblins happy. Ingredients Banana Vanilla yogurt Chocolate chips Shredded coconut (if you want it more fine, just pulse it in a food processor) Instructions The first step is to freeze your bananas. Peel them … Continue reading “Banana Ghost Pops”

Why Should I Care About Epigenetics?
Why Should I Care About Epigenetics?

Article at a Glance Epigenetics looks at how genes can be turned on or off by our life experiences. Things like diet, stress, toxins, behavior, and lifestyle can affect how our genes are expressed. Through epigenetic tags, parents’ experiences and lifestyle can affect the genes that are passed down to their children and grandchildren. We … Continue reading “Why Should I Care About Epigenetics?”

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