While it’s typically felt like the “most wonderful time of the year” for many parents, back to school is ushering in a lot of new norms and uneasy feelings this fall. What can moms, dads, and caregivers do to keep their kids safe and their family’s worries in check when that bell officially rings?
Daniel Maring, DO, Holland Hospital Family Medicine, provides some practical tips:
According to the Michigan Department of Health & Human Services and the CDC, fewer children in the state are currently up to date on their routine vaccinations. The reason for this shortfall? Safety fears related to COVID-19.
Keep your kids active and injury-free during National Youth Sports Week Jul 20 to Jul 26 and throughout the rest of summer. The benefits of youth sports and exercise outweigh the risk of injury. Physical activity in kids helps to reduce the risk of obesity and diabetes, improve social skills, and increase team-building skills.
A year ago, most of us wouldn’t have understood phrases like social distancing and flatten the curve, and the idea of wearing cloth masks in public or not being able to even go out in public would have seemed silly. Flash forward to early 2020, and poof—everything changed.
While COVID-19 has given rise to new challenges and uncertainties, the pandemic has also yielded some valuable lessons. Still searching for that silver lining? Here are six takeaways to consider:
While you may not give much thought to the health of your bones, you should. That’s because 1 in 2 women and up to 1 in 4 men over the age of 50 will break a bone due to osteoporosis.
Known as the “silent disease,” osteoporosis occurs when the body loses too much bone, makes too little bone, or both. This causes bones to become weak and more brittle, and many people do not know they have osteoporosis until they break a bone. Osteopenia, which may increase the risk for developing osteoporosis, refers to having low bone density when compared to others of the same age.