Kid’s & Teen Health

Your child’s health includes physical, psychological, social well-being, and emotional needs; and their healthy growth and development is dependent on being mindful of all aspects of their health and well-being. Children are more vulnerable to infectious diseases, but many can be effectively prevented and treated. Keeping your child healthy is an important job—learn more about common childhood aches and illnesses, and how to promote children’s health through healthy eating and an active lifestyle. Vaccines, child safety and other health concerns are also important, learn more about how to keep your child healthy here:

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Asthma

New Asthma Biomarkers Discovered

Posted by Sondra Forsyth

People with asthma have telltale molecules circulating in their blood, say researchers at Penn State College of Medicine. According to a release from Penn on April 13th 2016, the discovery … Read More→

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Can Fiction Heighten Empathy?

Posted by Sondra Forsyth

If you read stories to your grandchildren and also read fiction for your own pleasure, you may be improving the ability of both the children and yourself to understand what other people are thinking or feeling. That’s the finding of a study presented on August 7th 2014 at the American Psychological Association's 122nd Annual Convention in Washington D.C. by psychologist Raymond Mar from York University in Canada.

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Inhaler Reminders Improve Adherence

Posted by Adprime Admin

If you’re an asthma sufferer and you sometimes forget to use your inhaler, an electronic reminder could be the answer to keeping yourself on track. A study conducted by a research team at the Woolcock Institute of Medical Research in Sydney, Australia showed that reminders prompting asthma patients to take their control inhalers if they miss a dose significantly improved medication adherence, During the six-month investigation, patients receiving reminders took on average 73% of their prescribed doses compared to only 46% in patients who did not have reminders.