Children's Health


Roundup: Lyme Disease, Kids’ Screen Time and...

Lyme Disease From Ticks has Spread to All 50 States, Report Finds The tick-borne illness Lyme disease has been detected in all 50 states and...

August 10, 2018 / 4 min read


Algae and Bacteria in Water: Can it...

Algae blooms that have infested hundreds of miles of Florida’s waterways, red tide along the Gulf Coast and warnings about Miami-area beach waters containing high...

August 8, 2018 / 2 min read


Roundup: Back-to-School Immunization, Salad-Wrap Alert, and Lung...

Parents, Don’t Forget to Review Children’s Immunization Records, Health Officials Urge As students get ready for a new school year, the Florida Department of Health...

August 3, 2018 / 3 min read


Breastfeeding: Maintaining a Nutritious Diet

A breastfeeding diet is much the same as during pregnancy, with a few differences. It’s important to have a variety of foods to make sure...

August 3, 2018 / 3 min read


Preventing Girls’ Knee Injuries During Sports

Girls kicking and throwing balls, running up and down a field or court and lifting weights to keep muscles strong are common sights today on...

July 31, 2018 / 4 min read


Benefits of Breastfeeding for Both Baby and...

Breastfeeding has long been known for its nutritional advantages for the baby as clinical studies continue to reaffirm the health benefits of breastfeeding for both...

July 30, 2018 / 2 min read


Heat-Related Illnesses: How to Spot Them and...

South Florida’s notorious summer heat, with that tropical injection of stifling humidity, peaks for several weeks as teen athletes start August practices throughout high school...

July 30, 2018 / 2 min read


Roundup: Salmonella, Food Additives and Local Leadership...

Salmonella Tied to More Packaged Foods, While Bacteria from Backyard Chickens Sicken Young Children Bacteria that could grow into botulism – a rare but potentially...

July 27, 2018 / 4 min read


Roundup: Supplements Don’t Help Heart, Babies &...

Another study indicates that a wide range of vitamin and mineral supplements bought by millions of Americans do not help prevent heart disease.

July 13, 2018 / 4 min read