Health

Coronavirus and Children from the CDC

Coronavirus Disease-2019 (COVID-19) and Children Frequently Asked Questions and Answers See information for Pediatric Healthcare Providers See information on COVID-19 and pregnancy and neonates. See CDC guidance related to COVID-19 and breastfeeding. Q:  What is the risk of my child becoming sick with COVID-19? A: Based on available evidence,... Read More

Back-to-School Germs

It seems like the kids always get exposed to new germs the first month they’re back in school. Boogie Wipes surveyed parents with school-age children and found that 67% reported their kids were sick within the first month of returning to school in the fall. What can... Read More

Talking to Your Pediatrician: Product Safety

We recognize one of the most important relationships for a family with young children is their relationship with their child’s pediatrician. Caregivers should feel comfortable openly discussing their concerns with their child’s pediatrician – from health questions to issues of safe sleep and product safety. Although... Read More

Pediatric Health and Safety Guide

Oaklee’s guest post by Carson Gaffney, Program Associate for Kids In Danger, a Chicago-based nonprofit dedicated to improving children’s product safety. See our article Pediatric Health and Safety Guide. Parents, teachers, guardians, and even babysitters are all people who are routinely responsible for the care and well-being... Read More

Spring Clean like a Green Machine

Want to make your own green cleaners to keep your house fresh the non-toxic way? Here are the basic supplies you’ll need: Distilled white vinegar (sold in the cooking section of most supermarkets) Baking soda Olive oil Borax (sold in a box in the laundry aisle)... Read More

5 Tips to Relieve Holiday Stress

Oaklee’s guest post by our organizational guru, Sue Becker, owner of From Piles to Smiles.   Reflect on what you want. Determine what you want to get out of the holidays. For example, do you want to spend quality time with family or friends, eat healthfully,... Read More

Staying Healthy Tips from Amita Health

Check out these Staying Healthy tips From Amita Health Medical Group.   Allergy season is here! Check with AMITA Health Medical Group’s Pediatricians for ways to ease your child’s sneezing and runny nose.         Beat the rush and schedule your child’s school or sports... Read More

4 Tips to Add Balance to Your Child’s Life

As parents we make every effort to prepare our children for success and challenge them to achieve their full potential. However, a new report from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) emphasizes that children need a balance between the demands of challenging academic and extracurricular activities... Read More

Six Things You Need to Know About Concussions

Nearly 1 in 5 high school athletes will experience a concussion during the playing season! Concussions happen not only during football season, but also in baseball, soccer, softball and other non-contact sports as well. Dr. Adam Breiner, who practices family medicine at The NeuroEdge Brain Performance Center, shares... Read More

What Kind of Bike Should Your Kids Get?

 Are you searching for a nice children’s gift that can promote a healthier lifestyle? Then why not give your daughter or son a bicycle? Although it’s cooler to give the little ones a mobile device or playing console, nothing really beats the amazing experience of riding around... Read More

Oaklee’s Book Review: Maddi’s Fridge

When Lois Brandt was a young girl, she opened her best friend’s refrigerator and discovered that her family had no food. “I didn’t know what to do as a child facing this horrible issue,” she says. “I didn’t know how to help my friend.” As a... Read More

Doctor’s Tips for Staying Healthy

Physician Shares Tips for Giving Your Body What It Needs to Fight Illness It’s a sad statistical fact: The holidays, from Christmas to New Year’s, are a treacherous time when it comes to our health. There’s a spike in heart attacks and pneumonia, and more people... Read More

Go! Go! Sports Girl dolls

These dolls inspire girls to look beyond their image, and be active participants in their lives. The Go! Go! Sports Girl dolls were created by Jodi Norgaard in Glen Ellyn, IL, when she couldn’t find age appropriate dolls for her young daughter. She created the dolls... Read More

When to Use Antibiotics

Do you know when to use antibiotics for your children? The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is having a Get Smart About Antibiotics week from Nov. 17-23, 2014, to raise awareness of the threat of antibiotic resistance. Antibiotics are an important tool to combat life-threatening... Read More

Keeping A Sick Kid Happy

Fall seems to be the time of year when sickness hits our house the most. The kids are exposed to new kids (and germs) at school, they’re worn out from extra-curricular activities and late-night studying, and they never want to dress warm enough for the changing... Read More

5 Tips to Handle Bullying

Although October is National Bullying Prevention Month, the bullying doesn’t stop when October is over. Here are some tips from expert Philip Brown, PhD, on understanding and dealing with bullying. Dr. Brown works with Wear the Cape–a brand that aims to restore the power of kindness... Read More

Disney Frozen Hairstyles

Disney Frozen Hairstyles: Inspired by Anna and Elsa and Disney Princess Hairstyles: 40 Amazing Princess Hairstyles with Step by Step Images     Do you need some new ideas for styling your daughter’s long hair? This new book published by Edda USA is just for you. There are step-by-step illustrations... Read More

Youth Concussions

Did you know that the rate of youth concussions in U.S. high schools has more than doubled over the past seven years, yet many concussions remain undiagnosed. A concussion is a brain injury typically caused by a bump, blow or jolt to the head. You don’t... Read More

Special backpack for kids with cancer

While October’s focus is breast cancer, we know that cancer affects people of all ages. Childhood cancer is the number 1 killer of children worldwide. Today, over 400,000 children in the U.S. are living with cancer. Kylie Simonds was just 8 years old when she battled rhabdomyosarcoma,... Read More

Magnicubes Recalled Due to Ingestion Hazard

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is urging consumers to immediately stop use of all Magnicube Spheres and Magnicube Cubes and check for magnets that have become separated from the set. They have received numerous reports of ingestions involving the small, high-powered magnets, including many that required surgery.... Read More

Sun and Heat Safety

Did you know that a child’s body heats up 3 to 5 times faster than an adult’s body? It only takes a few short minutes before a child can become dangerously overheated. In just 10 minutes a car’s temperature can increase by 19 degrees – and... Read More

Start Laughing or Stop Growing

Oaklee’s Guest Post By Brian R. King, the Spectrum Mentor Were you born without a funny bone? Did you let the air out of your goofball? I’m amazed how many people I meet that seem to be afraid to laugh. People who take life and themselves... Read More