Third graders learn to teach their peers about heart health.
Watching TV, playing a video game, using a smartphone—it all counts as screen time. Dr. Tim Golemgeski with Lake Health Physician Group Willowick Primary Care offers guidelines for specific ages and gives tips to help you convince your child that limiting screen time is important. Hear his top tips on how to bring more balance to your life by setting limits and offering alternatives:
How to Treat Food Sensitivities in Children
Topics: Wellness, Kids, Integrative Medicine, Food Sensitivities
If your child has a true food allergy, such as to strawberries or peanuts, you will know immediately because he or she might break out in hives or have trouble breathing after eating these foods. But if your child has a food sensitivity—which can result in more vague symptoms such as gas, bloating, rashes, joint pain and fatigue—you can have a hard time pinpointing the sensitivity. Lake Health naturopathic provider Jacob Wolf, ND, LAc, Dipl OM, explains how to uncover the culprit and what to do about it:
Solutions for Your Child's Constipation
Topics: Wellness, Healthy Diet, Kids, Parenting, Infant Care
Constipation is common throughout childhood. Dr. Simone Majetich, a family physician with Lake Health Physician Group SOM Center Primary Care, explains why it happens and how to solve this common issue:
We all want to make our kids' wishes come true during the holiday season, but there are gifts that can also promote health and wellness. Here are some ideas for gifts that can promote wellness all year long:
Lock Your Meds - Why and How
The prescription drugs you have in your medicine cabinet can pose an unintended risk for your family. Lucille Zappitelli-Sason, MSN, CNP, a nurse practitioner with Lake County Family Practice, gives the scoop on the dangers prescription drugs (even expired and unused ones) can pose and shares crucial tips for protecting your family:
It might be time to upgrade your game-day offerings and go beyond potato chips and fruit chews. So if you're next on snack duty for your child's sports team, don't sweat it! Melinda Wivell, RDN, LD, a registered dietitian at Lake Health, shares her short list for healthier, shareable snacks that can fuel your young athlete:
What Is a Concussion Clinic and How Does It Help Local Athletes?
Topics: Kids, Student Athletes, Sports Medicine, Athletes
The risk of concussions worries athletes, coaches and parents. Every time an athlete takes a blow to the head, quick evaluation is vital. Concussions have been on the forefront of medical research and media attention for over a decade, and concussion clinics now provide state-of-the-art care for a variety of patients who may have suffered a concussion. Learn more about the Lake Health Concussion Clinic, which operates full-time at the Brunner Sanden Deitrick Wellness Campus in Mentor:
Healthy breakfasts and lunches can help kids get the nutrition they need. Our Lake Health Integrative Medicine team shares their favorite ideas for healthy breakfasts and school lunches: