Hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD) is a viral infection that usually affects infants and children under 5 years of age; however, it may also occur in adults. Initial symptoms of HFMD include fever, mouth sores, reduced appetite and sore throat. A skin rash consisting of red spots and sometimes blisters may also develop after […]Read more "Everything You Need to Know About Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease"
The holidays are a time for parties, religious celebrations and family gatherings. For some though, the holidays can also mean enjoying too many holiday treats, desserts and drinks. The average American gains 7 – 12 pounds between Thanksgiving and the New Year. Eskenazi Health Food & Nutrition Services offers these tips to avoid holiday weight […]Read more "Avoid the Holiday Bulge: Healthy Holiday Eating Tips"
Sudden infant death syndrome, also known as SIDS or crib death, is when a baby 12 months or younger unexpectedly dies during his or her sleep with no known warning signs or a clear reason. Although a single, direct cause for SIDS is unknown, a combination of physical and environmental factors may make an infant […]Read more "Reducing the Risk for SIDS"
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"