Health Tips

Warning Signs of the Flu

Although we’re starting to see some warmer weather days here in Northern Colorado, winter and cold & flu season is still with us. Knowing the warning signs of the flu can help get your child they help they need before anything gets too severe because no one likes to see their little one sick. While most symptoms are similar to adults, there are a few differences parents should be aware of. 

Symptoms

Fever: While it’s typical for almost all individuals with the flu to have a f...

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Tips for Managing Your Child’s Asthma This Spring

Believe it or not, spring is just around the corner here in Northern Colorado and although we still have snow on the ground, temperatures are beginning to rise and warmer days are on their way! If your child has asthma, however, this can be a tough time as pollen counts rise which can lead to more intense asthma symptoms. Keep reading for our tips for helping to manage your child’s asthma this spring. 

Have a plan and stick to it

One of the hardest parts of having a child with asth...

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Why You Should Wash Your Hands

Little girl showing off her dirty hands and smiling

Washing your hands isn’t just good advice. It’s the best advice you and your family can follow to prevent illness on a daily basis. Not only is it tremendously effective in reducing the spread of germs, it’s so simple that even preschoolers can be taught to do it correctly. (We’ll talk about correctly later.)

Scientists estimate that there are more than 1,500 microorganisms per square inch on your hands. Similarly, germs can congregate anywhere people t...

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Introducing Miss Hap

little girl in red shirt decorating valentines day cupcakes

As parents, we know that there will always be little mishaps in life. Whether it is taking a tumble or scraping a knee, our little ones can always find their way into less than happy situations.

Meet Miss Hap! This little ball of energy is here to walk you through the various mishaps you might experience with your own little ones. In the coming months, we are going to follow Miss Hap around through her adventures and remind parents how to keep their kiddos safe and healthy.

Topics we wil...

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Avoiding Illness on Vacation

It’s a parent’s nightmare: You save for months, spend hours planning and tie up a zillion loose ends before going on vacation. Then on the second day of your trip, your child comes down with an illness. While it’s impossible to avoid sickness altogether, travelers can adopt strategies for avoiding illness on vacation.

Know the risk factors that expose you to germs – often germs you don’t encounter at home – and minimize them. While children’s immune systems usually aren’t as s...

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Spring Break Safety Tips

Spring break is just around the corner! If you're traveling with the kids, don't forget to check "Travel Vaccinations" off your to-do list. Our sister company, The Youth Clinic, offers Travel Clinics to help make sure you and your family enjoy a worry-free vacation.

If this is your first time traveling with your kids, you may not know that travel vaccinations are actually an essential part of holiday planning, especially if you're heading to an exotic destination or somewhere "off the beaten...

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Practice Safe Snow Days with These Tips

little girl holding a snowball

Snow angels, snowmen and snowball fights are the ingredients for the perfect snow day! Prepare your little ones for fun and safe outdoor play this winter with these tips:

Layering

Layering is tricky. Too many and they’ll overheat; too few and they’ll freeze. The rule of thumb: Dress your kids in one more layer of clothing than you (an adult) would wear in the same weather.

Protect Hands

With all the snow-fort building and snowball throwing, little hands will get cold an...

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Common Sports Injuries in Children

Roughly 75 percent of all families have one child involved in youth sports sometime in their childhood. With the sheer volume of children in athletics, it’s inevitable that sports injuries in children occur: More than 3.5 million children under the age of 14 receive care in an emergency room every year for sports injuries, and children aged 5 to 14 years account for about 40 percent of all sports injuries treated in hospitals.

Acute Sports Injuries in Children

Many of the sports...

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What Is the Difference Between a Cold and the Flu?

two little girls blowing their nose inside in their pajamas

The terms cold and flu are often interchanged, but they are not the same thing. Although a lot of the symptoms between a cold and the flu are very similar, there are key differentiators between the two. To understand the severity of your child’s sickness, this is the difference between symptoms of a cold and symptoms of the flu.

The Common Cold

The common cold is a viral infection of your nose and throat (upper respiratory tract). It's usually harmless, but it might not feel that wa...

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Tips for Preventing Sickness in the Fall

family of five playing outside in the leaves

It’s that time of year again! The leaves are changing, school is back in session, and the typical runny nose is bound to make an entrance. There are many reasons why Fall is the time of year that children get sick (classroom germs, rapid change of weather, allergies, etc.,) but there are also many ways that you as a parent can try to prevent it. Here are our tips for preventing sickness in the fall:

 

Healthy Diet

A healthy diet full ...

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