New Concerns about Food Additives and Kids’ Health

Getting ready for back to school means picking out the perfect lunch box and laying in supplies of lunch box goodies. A new American Academy of Pediatrics Policy Statement could make that traditional shopping trip a source of worry instead of fun. There are more than 10,000 additives currently allowed by the Food and Drug […]

What is a Patient Care Assistant?

The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimated that there were 634,400 Medical Assistants, often called Patient Care Assistants, in the United States as of May 2016. This figure is expected to increase by 29% overall between the years of 2014- 2024. So, what is a Patient Care Assistant, and how do they contribute to health care? […]

New AAP Peanut Allergy Guidelines

Peanut allergies can be severe, and the number of people suffering from these allergies is on the rise. Many schools forbid peanuts on campus and children’s party menus increasingly avoid these tasty legumes. Surprisingly, though, new studies show that introducing peanuts to children at a young age could actually help prevent peanut allergies. New peanut […]

National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week

There’s a lot of misleading information about drugs and alcohol. Relying on movies, television, music, or word of mouth can create a false understanding of these substances and the effects that they have on individuals, families, and communities. It’s especially easy for teens to learn the wrong information about drugs and alcohol. National Drug and […]

January is Cervical Health Awareness Month

Cancer isn’t completely preventable, but you can take measures to decrease your risk of certain types of cancer. Cervical cancer is highly preventable. HPV is the most common cause of cervical cancers. Preventing HPV is the first step in preventing cervical cancer. Cervical Health Awareness Month is the perfect opportunity for women to learn more […]

What You Should Know About Winter Dehydration

Many people associate dehydration with sweltering summer days, or overexertion in hot and humid climates. Dehydration isn’t limited to hot weather, however. You can still get dehydrated in cold weather. Here are some things you should know about winter dehydration, and tips to stay hydrated year-round. Winter dehydration Dehydration occurs when your body doesn’t have […]

Sedentary Lifestyle Could Impair Academic Performance in Boys

Physical inactivity has been linked to a number of health problems and conditions. That’s why the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services set physical activity guidelines for all Americans over the age of 6. Exercise and physical activity are absolutely necessary to maintain good health. The less active you are, and the longer you […]

Washing Hands Prevents Illness

When you were a child your parents would say, “Wash your hands before dinner!”. You obeyed with minimal complaint, even though you didn’t quite understand why it was so important to wash your hands. Soon enough, handwashing became a good habit, and you began washing your hands without a reminder, and without giving it much […]

It’s Time to Think About Toy Safety

With Christmas right around the corner, you’re probably in the midst of searching for the perfect gifts for your family. Finding the perfect bicycle and remembering the name of the doll on your child’s wish list is important, but you must also consider safety when choosing gifts. December is Safe Toys and Gifts Month, so […]

New Baby Visits for Adopted Babies

Newborn care is essential for all babies, including adopted babies. When you have a baby, the doctor who delivered your child will usually help coordinate with your pediatrician. When you adopt a newborn, that might not be the case. In Arkansas, a birth mother can choose whether to have adoptive parents with her at the […]