Children's Health


Kids’ Sports: Playing Safe to Avoid Overuse...

Many students are resuming sports activities on fields and courts. While the competition and excitement of winning are positive lures, the explosion of youth sports...

April 6, 2021 / 3 min read


Figuring Your Ideal Weight

A BMI “body mass index” quickly configures a status number (18.5-24.9 considered “normal”) using your height and weight. But a healthy weight is not just...

December 30, 2020 / 3 min read


COVID-19 Roundup: Young Adults Increasingly Test Positive;...

CDC: Younger Adults Made Up Largest Group of COVID-19 Cases June-August Adults between ages 20 and 29 represented the largest category of new COVID-19 cases...

September 25, 2020 / 4 min read


Ready for In-Person School? 12 Safety Tips...

While most people yearn for a return to a pre-pandemic “normal,” are you ready to send your child back to in-person school? For many families,...

September 21, 2020 / 5 min read


Miles for Margot: Teen Undergoing Cancer Treatment...

When Margot Palma’s family and friends cross the finish line of the virtual ZooRun5k on October 10, it will mean more than collecting another medal....

September 18, 2020 / 4 min read


Kids and Sports Injuries: Fast Growth Spurs...

When your son or daughter goes through what is commonly called a “growth spurt,” he or she could be more vulnerable to sports injuries if...

September 10, 2020 / 2 min read


Keeping Up with Immunizations is More Critical...

Whether it’s in person or online, it’s back-to-school time. Making sure children receive the required immunizations before the first bell rings has always been on...

August 10, 2020 / 7 min read


Protecting Kids from Sun’s UV Rays Now...

A few serious sunburns throughout childhood can increase your son’s or daughter’s risk of skin cancer later in life, according to dermatologists, skin cancer specialists...

June 30, 2020 / 3 min read


Protecting Newborns from Infectious Diseases

From the delivery room to the nursery, parents of newborns are typically vigilant about cleanliness and safety. That caution is wise, especially during the current...

June 22, 2020 / 3 min read