The flu season is right around the corner and it’s time for us as parents to try to protect our kids from the dreaded virus. Each year, approximately 20,000 children ages 5 and under are hospitalized due to flu-related complications, resulting in more hospitalizations among young children than any other vaccine-preventable disease. The single best […]Read more "Protect Your Kids against the Flu this Season"
The Eskenazi Health Pet Therapy program is comprised of 13 therapy dogs that are specially trained to provide affection and comfort to the patients, visitors and staff at Eskenazi Health. In addition to hospitals, therapy dogs may work in retirement homes, nursing homes, disaster areas, schools, or as a part of a hospice program. Therapy […]Read more "Pet Therapy Spreads Joy to Patients, Visitors and Employees at Eskenazi Health"
It’s that time of the year again – The Indiana State Fair is gearing up for its annual grand opening on Friday, Aug. 5. This year’s fair will feature a wide variety of exhibits, concerts, rides, games, and of course, the delicious food we all love. Fried Oreos, corn dogs, funnel cakes – the options […]Read more "Tips for Healthier Eating at The Indiana State Fair"
It’s a hot topic in today’s society – parents debating over whether or not to have their children vaccinated. With so many outlets providing information to consumers 24 hours a day, seven days a week, it’s easy to become confused in the conversation. So, what’s fact and what’s fiction? The most widespread fear surrounding vaccinations […]Read more "Vaccines: Debunking the Myths"
Summer is quickly coming to an end and it won’t be long before students are headed back to class for the new school year. For parents and school officials, the number one concern for the 2016-17 school year is student safety. Below are a few tips to help keep your child safe throughout the year. […]Read more "Back-to-School Safety"
Summer break is finally here which means kids are spending more time outdoors, riding their bikes and playing with friends. It is also a time for sports camps and summer practices. While it’s great for kids to get out and play, it also opens the door to the risk of concussions. Concussions are temporary disruptions […]Read more "Concussions in Children"
Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a general term for a group of complex disorders of brain development. These disorders are characterized by difficulties in both verbal and nonverbal communication, social interaction and repetitive behaviors. The level in which a child displays these characteristics varies by degree, but every child affected by ASD will demonstrate symptoms […]Read more "Autism in Children: What are the signs?"