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6 Questions Parents Should Really Be Asking Pediatricians

What are the important questions to ask your pediatrician when you take your child for a checkup?

Claire McCarthy, a pediatrician at Boston Children’s Hospital, wishes parents would ask her these important questions:

How can I be sure my child is getting a healthy diet and exercising enough? How can I nurture my child, and . . . → Read More: 6 Questions Parents Should Really Be Asking Pediatricians

Diet Tips to Prevent Dental Problems for Your Child

To ensure excellent dental health for your child start with a healthy diet. A balanced diet, rich in plant food, with plenty of calcium and vitamin D to increase calcium absorption, goes a long way in providing nutrients necessary to build strong teeth and keep gums and mouth tissues healthy.

“Young people can get adequate . . . → Read More: Diet Tips to Prevent Dental Problems for Your Child

Daily Physical Activity Recommendations for Children

Daily physical activity for children and adolescents is essential for their physical as well as emotional and mental well-being.

Exercise, sports, games or just running around with friends in fresh air has many health benefits for children.

Physical activity helps improve:

strength and endurance builds healthy bones and muscles develops ​ motor skills and coordination . . . → Read More: Daily Physical Activity Recommendations for Children

Pediatricians Encourage Whole Diet Approach To Child Nutrition

American Academy of Pediatrics has released a list of new dietary guidelines for children just om time for the new school year.

This leading U.S. pediatricians group urges parents, teachers and school officials to adapt a more practical, commonsense approach toward child nutrition and help improve children’s diets and health, both in school and at . . . → Read More: Pediatricians Encourage Whole Diet Approach To Child Nutrition

Focus on Healthy Backs for Back-to-School

School backpacks seem to be getting heavier every year and parents need to take measures to protect their children’s spinal health, by ensuring that their kids are using their backpacks correctly.

Dr. Hargovind Dewal, an orthopedic surgeon with Long Island Spine Specialists and the Peconic Bay Medical Center in New York offers some practical tips . . . → Read More: Focus on Healthy Backs for Back-to-School