Adequate hydration, getting enough water, is vital to good health. After all, we’re mostly made of water — about 60% of our bodies is water.
Space Coast Daily is delighted to welcome Dr. Christopher Johnson as a guest contributor on issues of child health and well-being.
The American Academy of Pediatrics emphasizes that learning toys, such as the alphabet/number blocks above, allow your child to learn new tools, practice new habits and develop new skills while playing and having a good time.
Last week was National Get Smart About Antibiotics Week. The American Academy of Pediatrics marked the occasion with useful answers to 10 common questions parents have about antibiotics.
That’s a show stopper of a headline from Reuters. There are more and more reports emerging of the bad effects of adolescents not getting enough sleep.
dishes with pictures of fruits and veggies may enhance pre-schooler consumptionEDITOR’S NOTE: Space Coast Daily is delighted to welcome Dr. Christopher Johnson as a guest contributor on issues of child health and well-being. With 35 years of experience practicing […]
In these days of “helicopter parents” meticulously planning all aspects of their child’s day it’s useful to remind them of what common sense has always told us: unregulated and unplanned play is vital to a child’s development.
Everyone knows obesity rates among children, like those of adults, have been rising for years. There are some indications this increase may have leveled off in children, which is encouraging, but we need to do more than that. We need to actually reverse the trend.
Everyone has heard of the explosion our society has experienced over the past decade in narcotic addiction. Traditionally illicit narcotic use was from heroin, which has no medical use. Our current epidemic is different, appearing largely driven by misuse of prescription narcotics such as oxycodone (Oxycontin) or hydrocodone (Vicodin).
Children’s and adolescents’ consumption of sports drinks is increasing. Amidst a national obesity epidemic, many sports drinks sold in the United States contain high amounts of sugar, adding more calories to youths’ diets.
Around 10% of children in America are labeled as allergic to penicillin or a member of the penicillin family of antibiotics. Besides penicillin, children are often labeled allergic to other commonly used antibiotics. Is this even close to correct?