Preventive Health Tips for Kids

All about how to keep kids healthy. includes preventive medicine tips, injury prevention, screening tests, & public health.
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Rashes and Skin Changes in Kids, Babies, & Teens.  Learn which skin changes in babies and kids need to be addressed promptly. Article reviews 9 reasons a rash in a baby requires medical attention. Review this checklist when your baby or child has a new rash (including a diaper rash, bug bites, heat rash, blisters, or any other skin rash on babies or children). This helps make sure you're not missing any red flags. This is not medical advice. This is information only to help parents feel more empowered when looking at their baby's skin, noting which symptoms may be worrisome, figuring out the next steps and how to address with the pediatrician. Parents, Diaper Rash, Preventive Medicine, Rashes In Children, Preventative Health, Parenting, Heat Rash, Pediatrician, Injury Prevention
Rashes and Skin Changes in Kids, Babies, & Teens: When to Seek Care
Rashes and Skin Changes in Kids, Babies, & Teens. Learn which skin changes in babies and kids need to be addressed promptly. Article reviews 9 reasons a rash in a baby requires medical attention. Review this checklist when your baby or child has a new rash (including a diaper rash, bug bites, heat rash, blisters, or any other skin rash on babies or children). This helps make sure you're not missing any red flags. This is not medical advice. This is information only to help parents feel more empowered when looking at their baby's skin, noting which symptoms may be worrisome, figuring out the next steps and how to address with the pediatrician.
Baby Teeth Brushing Tips. Learn when to start brushing baby teeth, what kind of toothpaste to use and what kind of toothbrush to use. Article includes FAQ about new baby teeth, including when to schedule a baby's first dentist appointment & tips for how to prevent cavities (early childhood dental caries). Learn about teething (symptoms of teething, teething remedies, teething tips) and how to best brush and care for your baby's new teeth. No medical advice. Information only. Breastfeeding, Teething Symptoms, Teething Remedies, Brushing Baby Teeth, Is My Baby Teething, Baby Teeth, Teething, Stopping Breastfeeding, Kids Teeth
Baby Teeth Brushing Tips
Baby Teeth Brushing Tips. Learn when to start brushing baby teeth, what kind of toothpaste to use and what kind of toothbrush to use. Article includes FAQ about new baby teeth, including when to schedule a baby's first dentist appointment & tips for how to prevent cavities (early childhood dental caries). Learn about teething (symptoms of teething, teething remedies, teething tips) and how to best brush and care for your baby's new teeth. No medical advice. Information only.
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Mosquito Bite Relief, Remedies, and Repellents for Babies, Toddlers, and Kids
Mosquito Bite Relief, Remedies, and Repellents for Babies, Toddlers, and Kids. Learn a nontoxic bug bite itch remedy that you can make at home, info on insect repellents, and other ways to prevent bug bites in babies and toddlers. Article also includes info on mosquito bite prevention, bee stings, and bug bites in general. Bug bite relief (or prevention) isn't complicated. No medical advice. Information only.
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ACL Injury Prevention (evidence-based tips for teens)
ACL Injury Prevention. Review evidence-based tips for preventing ACL tears and other knee injuries in teen athletes. Tips include strengthening exercises that have been shown to prevent ACL tears in student athletes. These exercises can easily be incorporated into standard practice warm ups for soccer players, basketball players, or other athletes at risk for ACL tears. Article also includes general treatment options for someone who has a torn ACL.
Preventing & Treating Seasonal Allergies in Kids. Find relief from seasonal allergies (hay fever or itchy congested nose & eyes) in children. Learn the evidence about what really helps and what does not help relieve allergies. Includes info on natural remedies for allergies and tips for preventing allergies in kids. Includes the science behind seasonal allergies (why do symptoms sometimes start hours after being outdoors? Can babies get seasonal allergies? Are seasonal allergies in babies even possible?) no medical advice. Information only. Allergies In Children, Allergy Symptoms, Allergy Relief, Seasonal Allergies, Allergic Rhinitis, Allergy Medication, Allergy Shots, Remedies For Allergies
Seasonal Allergies in Kids: Preventing & Treating Allergy Symptoms
Preventing & Treating Seasonal Allergies in Kids. Find relief from seasonal allergies (hay fever or itchy congested nose & eyes) in children. Learn the evidence about what really helps and what does not help relieve allergies. Includes info on natural remedies for allergies and tips for preventing allergies in kids. Includes the science behind seasonal allergies (why do symptoms sometimes start hours after being outdoors? Can babies get seasonal allergies? Are seasonal allergies in babies even possible?) no medical advice. Information only.
Ear Wax Build Up in Babies and Kids: Article includes safe tips for ear wax build up removal in babies and young kids. (Hint: Don't use a Q-tip!). When is ear wax removal DIY safe and when should a child see a doctor first? Includes ear wax color meanings (does the wax change with different types of ear infections?), 2 reasons impacted ear wax may need to be removed and when ear wax build up can just be left alone. No medical advice. Information only. Diy, Ear Cleaning, Impacted Ear Wax, Ear Wax Buildup, Ear Wax Removal, Ear Candling, Ear Infection, Ear Wax, Ear Coning
Ear Wax in Babies and Kids
Ear Wax Build Up in Babies and Kids: Article includes safe tips for ear wax build up removal in babies and young kids. (Hint: Don't use a Q-tip!). When is ear wax removal DIY safe and when should a child see a doctor first? Includes ear wax color meanings (does the wax change with different types of ear infections?), 2 reasons impacted ear wax may need to be removed and when ear wax build up can just be left alone. No medical advice. Information only.
Learn an easy skincare routine for babies and kids with dry skin. Minimal new skin care products needed to keep most babies' skin healthy. Your child's skin care solutions are just a few steps away. (For many kids who follow this routine, no additional special skin treatments are needed). Information only. Minimal, Homemade Skin Care, Kids Dry Skin, Kids Skin Care, Skincare Routine, Dry Skin Care, Gentle Cleanser, Dermatologist Recommended, Skincare
Skincare for Babies and Children with Dry Skin
Learn an easy skincare routine for babies and kids with dry skin. Minimal new skin care products needed to keep most babies' skin healthy. Your child's skin care solutions are just a few steps away. (For many kids who follow this routine, no additional special skin treatments are needed). Information only.
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Baby Teeth FAQ: First Dentist Appointment, Teething Remedies, Toothbrushing Tips
All your teething and baby teeth questions answered. When do babies need to see the dentist for the first time? (by age 1 year-old for most kids. See the article for details). How can you tell if a baby is teething? How can parents help prevent cavities in their kids? How to choose toothpaste for babies and toddlers? This article covers evidence based recommendations for all things baby teeth.
Science of playing in the dirt improving immune health
Review the evidence behind why playing in dirt can improve kids' microbiome and therefore their immune systems! No medical advice.
There's a medication regimen (called PrEP) that can help *prevent* HIV infection. Some teens may be able to take it too, if they're at high risk for HIV infection. This article covers the recent (2021) guideline on PrEP, including who should learn about it & what lab tests are needed before it can be prescribed. No medical advice. Information only. Labs, High, Top, Doctor, Adolescence, Lab, Top Gear
Preventing HIV in Teens
There's a medication regimen (called PrEP) that can help *prevent* HIV infection. Some teens may be able to take it too, if they're at high risk for HIV infection. This article covers the recent (2021) guideline on PrEP, including who should learn about it & what lab tests are needed before it can be prescribed. No medical advice. Information only.
Click to receive a free PDF printable for a 30 item tracker. Originally created to track eating 30 plants in a week (for microbiome/ gut health), it can also be used to log 30 picture books read, 30 days of going outside, 30 days of healthy movement, etc. Created with plenty of space for customizing. You can write in details or just color in the leaves, based on your needs. Perfect for anyone interested in family or children's wellness, kids' health, or looking to improve family well-being. Tracker, Well Being, Go Outdoors, Kids Nutrition, Kids Health, Wellness
Free Log to Track 30 Items
Click to receive a free PDF printable for a 30 item tracker. Originally created to track eating 30 plants in a week (for microbiome/ gut health), it can also be used to log 30 picture books read, 30 days of going outside, 30 days of healthy movement, etc. Created with plenty of space for customizing. You can write in details or just color in the leaves, based on your needs. Perfect for anyone interested in family or children's wellness, kids' health, or looking to improve family well-being.
Text in a white circle: Preventing ACL Tears. 
Text in a yellow smaller circle: A must-read for coaches and young athletes. 
Text at bottom: www.mayapeds.com
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ACL Injuries in Adolescents
There's evidence that a series of specific movements and exercises can help lower the risk of certain knee injuries/ACL tears in teens. Coaches may be able to incorporate the routine into regular warm-up. Based on research in female soccer players ages 14-18, it can be applied to other age groups and to male athletes as well. Article also includes info on which athletes are at risk for knee injury, other factors involved, and what may happen after an ACL tears. No medical advice. Info only.
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Books for Introducing Health Literacy to Children
Learn how snuggling up with a good book can literally make kids healthier for the rest of their lives, plus a list of wonderful picture books to start with. Includes picture book reviews, approximately for ages 2-10 years, though this children's literature is good for all ages. Good kidlit now can help prepare children for understanding healthcare in the future.
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Helping Your Child Build a Strong Gut Microbiome