How to Start Your Kids on a Healthy Lifestyle

childrens healthBeginning your children on the right path to a healthy lifestyle starts with the parents. The first step is limiting the amount of time your child is in front of a screen. This includes television, computer, iPad, tablets, and cell phones. If your child is in front of a screen, it is less likely they will be doing physical activities. It is important for children to begin physical activities at a young age so that when they grow up it will already be in their routine.

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Vaccinations at your Family Practice in Thousand Oaks

vaccine Between last year’s measles outbreak in Ventura County and this year’s recent infection at a local elementary school parents are encouraged to double check that their child is up-to-date on their immunizations with their family practice in Thousand Oaks. When it’s time for your child’s shot it’s normal to be a little apprehensive: after all no parent wants to see their child scared or in pain. Fortunately most vaccinations cause little more than a brief sting, and you can do many things before and during the appointment to calm your child’s fears.

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6 Tips to Prevent Spring Sport Injuries

sport injuriesWith the Spring season comes warmer weather. As the weather gets warmer, kids want to spend more time outside, or get involved with sports. Switching from sports in the winter to sports in the spring time, if not done properly, can lead to unwanted health issues like athlete’s foot or overuse injuries. Here are some ways to prevent spring sport injuries.

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8 Things ER Doctors Refuse to Have in Their Home

emergency clinicPhysicians who work in the emergency room, see all kinds of crazy stuff. The things they see could be painful injuries for adults and kids, and they can also see health emergencies such as: a heart attack or stroke. Because emergency room physicians see all types of injuries, they know how to how to prevent them. Here are 8 things ER doctors refuse to keep in their home to prevent injuries.

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Summer Safety Tips for Children

summer safetySummer is just a couple of months away, and it usually a child’s favorite time of the year. School is over and it’s time for some fun in the sun. Children love the summer because it’s the time of the year when you can spend lots time outdoors. With all the time spent outdoors, there are some potential dangers that accompany the summer months. Here are some tips for parents to keep their children safe during the summer.

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