Protecting Your Kids from the Sun

Just a few serious sunburns can increase your child’s risk of skin cancer later in life. Kids don’t have to be at the pool, beach or on vacation to get too much sun. Their skin needs protection from the sun’s harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays whenever they’re outdoors.

Tips for Hoverboard Safety
Self-balancing scooters - hoverboards - are steadily increasing in popularity among the tween and teen set, but many question their safety and rumors of fires and explosions abound.
Online Gaming: Hobby or Health Hazard?

Video games of all kinds are popular and certainly fun and entertaining. Yet, as with many other things we have discovered and explored in our lives, there are sometimes hazards that need to be addressed. We have learned that this is especially true about new and exciting video games. Often to our shock and amazement, reports abound about online gaming that led to unhealthy results.

What You Should Know About HPV

Human papillomavirus (HPV) is a common virus that infects both women and men. Although most HPV infections go away on their own, infections that don’t go away can cause changes in the cells and lead to cancer. Fortunately, the HPV vaccine is a powerful tool to prevent most of these cancers from developing.

Protect Your Child From Lead Hazards
Toys that have been made in other countries and then imported into the United States or antique toys and collectibles passed down through generations put children at risk for exposure to lead — a well-known health hazard. 
What Parents Should Know About e-Cigarettes and Kids

As the use of e-cigarettes has risen dramatically in the United States in recent years, so have calls to poison centers about them. Yet many parents who use e-cigarettes – or “vape” – aren’t aware of the dangers to children, according to a new study at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.

Teens and Sleep: How to Help Them Get Enough

Does your teenager fall asleep over homework? Does he or she nod off during class or drive while drowsy? Almost 70 percent of high school students are not getting the recommended hours of sleep on school nights, according to a study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 

The Facts About Autism Spectrum Disorder

Every year, more and more children are diagnosed with autism and many of us whose families are affected by autism begin to assume that everyone knows the facts about it. The truth is, there are still many misconceptions about autism and those who are affected by it. Here is some basic information about autism spectrum disorder.  

The Dangers of TV Tip-Overs

Children like to climb on furniture. For them, the home is a playground. As you childproof, you may not be aware that unsecured TVs, furniture and appliances are hidden hazards lurking in every room. Here are some simple, low-cost steps you can take to stay safe and save lives.

Coping with Family Changes During the Holidays

For most people, spending time with family is their favorite part of the holidays and also the most stressful part of the holidays. One thing we can count on in our families is change.