Tag: children

Children at Risk for Using the Wrong Asthma Inhaler Technique

With falling leaves, windy conditions, and cold weather; seasonal changes can trigger symptoms in those who have asthma. It can also be a year-round struggle for some. The chronic inflammation of airways can be well-controlled by using an inhaler correctly, but recent studies indicate children don’t understand the proper technique, putting themselves at risk for…

Kids Eye Health Is Not Child’s Play

Do you know at what age your child should have their first comprehensive eye exam? Chances are­­ it’s earlier than you think. A basic eye exam or vision screening may be helpful, but without a comprehensive eye exam, several eye and vision conditions may go unnoticed. To address this–the California State Board of Optometry created…

World Immunization Week is April 24-30

Immunization can save millions of lives each year. That’s the most important message the World Health Organization (WHO) wants you to know during World Immunization Week, which is observed April 24-30. World Immunization Week grew from a local and international grassroots effort. The goal of the public health campaign is to raise awareness and increase…

New Outlook for Preventing Peanut Allergies

Millions of children in the United States suffer from food allergies, and the most common dietary culprit for kids is peanuts. Growing awareness of peanut allergies has led to peanut-free camps, childcare facilities, and schools. For years, the common belief among experts was that avoiding peanuts altogether was the best solution, but that philosophy has…