Buyer Beware: 'Ironing Out' the Facts on Vitamins and Supplements
Keep Medicines, Vitamins and Supplements Safely out of Children’s Reach
(StatePoint) The supplement industry is booming, with more than four in five Americans taking vitamins or supplements, according to a recent Harris Poll on behalf of the American Osteopathic Association. Despite their popularity, the FDA doesn’t test the effectiveness, safety or quality of supplements or their ingredients.
How to Supplement Classroom Learning at Home With Tech for Kids
(StatePoint) While you may already understand the importance of keeping medicines safely up and away from the reach of little ones, you may not be treating your vitamins and other supplements with as much care. Experts warn that these products also pose safety risks and should be kept up and away and out of sight and reach of young children.
Shop Smart and Spend Less This Back-to-School Season
(StatePoint) When the school bell rings at the end of the day, the learning doesn’t need to stop. Some of the latest and greatest tech can get kids excited to expand their knowledge at home in ways that are fun, all while supporting and augmenting what happens in the classroom.
Medicaid and CHIP Give Children Access to Behavioral Health Services
(StatePoint) As summer nights shorten and the school year approaches, you may be looking for ways to reduce the stress and costs of back-to-school preparations and ease into a new routine.
New School Year Tips From a Foot and Ankle Surgeon
(StatePoint) Over the last two years, the mental health crisis in the United States has gotten worse. A major reason for that is the COVID-19 pandemic, which has contributed to a rise in anxiety and depression among young people. But even before the pandemic, as many as one in six children in the United States between the ages of 6 and 17 had a treatable mental health disorder, a 2019 JAMA Pediatrics study found. For parents, it’s a stark reminder that mental health and support for children is crucial.
Back to School Fashion: Top Sneaker Styles to Try
(StatePoint) Kids’ feet grow and change quickly, which means you’ll likely be shoe shopping this back-to-school season. As you head to the store, consider these tips and insights from the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons (ACFAS).
Cool Sites and Apps to Help Connect with New College Classmates
(StatePoint) As the last days of summer vacation are wrapping up, parents start to check off their back to school to-do lists, ensuring children are ready for their first day. In addition to backpacks and classroom supplies, new shoes are always at the top of the shopping list to accommodate growing feet.
5 Fun Ways to Get Little Ones Active
(StatePoint) Heading off to college can be an exciting, yet stressful time. You’ll be moving away from the friends and family you’ve known your whole life and will be living with roommates and making completely new groups of friends.
New Program Aims to Address Black Youth Drowning Crisis
(StatePoint) Movement is an essential part of early childhood development. It encourages motor skills and helps kids grow to be healthy and strong. There are tons of fun ways to get little ones on the move! Here are some great activities, games and toys to try incorporating into children’s playtime:
6 Things to Know About COVID-19 Vaccines for Children Under 5
(StatePoint) While summer fun often includes visits to the beach, lake or pool, not every child is offered the same opportunities to learn to swim or gain confidence in the water. In fact, Black children in the United States are nearly six times more likely to die from drowning than white kids, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Tips to Sleep Train Your Child
(StatePoint) COVID-19 vaccines are now available for children under 5 years old, and the American Medical Association (AMA) is urging parents to get their children vaccinated.
Everything You Need to Know About Funding College With Student Loans
(StatePoint) As many parents know, getting a little one to sleep through the night can be challenging and frustrating. The good news is there are steps you can take to help your child -- and the rest of the family for that matter -- get much needed sleep. Here’s what to know:
Are the Places You Spend Time Asthma Friendly?
(StatePoint) While the majority of parents today strongly value higher education, that doesn’t always alleviate their sticker shock when it comes to college-related costs.
Fun Activities for Kids Who Love Dinosaurs
(StatePoint) Asthma is a lung disease that makes breathing difficult for over 24 million Americans. While there’s no cure, there are steps you can take to help control it so you can lead a normal, healthy life.
Rainy Day Fun for Kids and Families
(StatePoint) Have a little dinosaur enthusiast in your life? If you’re looking for new and creative ways to keep your little one entertained, try these fun dino-themed activities:
Kid-Friendly Tech Gear For a Season of Outdoor Fun
(StatePoint) Rainy days don’t have to be dreary. Here are five great ways to keep little ones active and entertained when the weather isn’t cooperating:
Flip Your Sandwich Game Upside Down
(StatePoint) Warm weather has arrived and if you’re seeking ways to promote family fun and activity, check out this round-up of kid-friendly tech gear, all of which can inspire creativity during outdoor adventures:
Take These 6 Steps to Get Your Health Back on Track
(StatePoint) Sandwiches reign supreme as one of America’s favorite meals -- 47% of Americans eat a sandwich daily, according to a survey conducted by French’s.
(StatePoint) Since the start of the pandemic, Americans have been postponing routine care. With more Americans vaccinated against COVID-19, medical experts are urging patients to return to routine health care and get caught up on delayed or foregone preventive health screenings.