Family Health

 

Check out these articles to find out all you need to know about family health.

Don't let flu and bugs be a part of your winter this year.

It’s not surprising to discover that many parents with babies and very young children find little time - let alone energy - to exercise.

Remember the fairy tale old woman who lived in a shoe? She didn’t have enough room - for her children! Somehow the shoe was never big enough.

Why is it that we can send a rocket into space, we have the ability to talk to someone on a mobile phone in New Zealand, find cures for major illnesses and perform ground breaking surgery but we’ve yet to discover a cure to eradicate the dreaded, beastly head lice and nits that infest themselves on thousands of children’s heads each year?

How safe is your child? Well, consider this. Each year 40,000 children will be injured on playgrounds and in 2004, 3905 children were killed or seriously injured on Britain's roads.

So, as we look back on those long Christmas lunches, those delicious delicacies and all that demon drink, we know it’s time to tighten the reins. And, when the days get colder the warming snacks somehow get even more tempting. Yet, what are we encouraged to replace all that seasonal self-indulgence with?  Yep, you got it - the healthy stuff!

In his report, Professor Sir Liam Donaldson, Chief Medical Officer, explained that children needed to be active for 60 minutes every day of the week.

Nobody is in any doubt about the value of a simple eye exam!

Streaming eyes, runny noses - it’s enough to make anyone dive for the box of Kleenex.

Those pearly whites need to last a long, long time so it really is crucial to manifest good dental hygiene habits in children at a very early age.

We want to welcome the summer season with open arms.  But we also have to usher it in with open noses.