October is Children's Health Month

kidsthreeThroughout the United States, the Environmental Protection Agency hosts and participates in a number of activities and events in October to raise awareness about children’s environmental health. This year’s theme, Protecting Children Where They Live, Learn and Play, highlights EPA’s commitment to work with communities to ensure every child has a safe place to live, learn and play.  Click here to visit the EPA's website for a list of events taking place throughout the country. external link

 

Food Safety at Home is Important

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Each year, an estimated 76 million Americans get sick from eating contaminated or improperly prepared foods. Many of these people get sick from foods prepared in their home.

Food safety is an important aspect of keeping your family healthy. Good hand washing, thorough surface disinfection, safe food handling and storage can reduce the risk of anyone getting sick from food in the home. Click here for some Food Safety and Health Tips from the CDC.

 

Halloween Safety Tips for Children

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Halloween is an exciting time of year for kids, and to help ensure they have a safe holiday, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has published a series of Halloween safety tips about costumes, pumpkin carving, home safety and more. We all want our children to be safe.  Following these tips may make your child's celebration healthy, safe, and spooktacular! Read more

 

Helping Your Children Through Their Fears

afraidEveryone, from the youngest child to the oldest adult, experiences anxieties and fears at one time or another. Feeling anxious in a particularly uncomfortable situation never feels very good. However, with kids, such feelings are not only normal, they're also necessary. Dealing with anxieties can prepare young people to handle the unsettling experiences and challenging situations of life. Read more at KidsHealth.org external link

 

Homework Tips for Parents and Kids

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Early in school, homework will be fun activities and exercises, but it still is important to lay the foundation for good homework habits. Designating a specific area in which homework should be done, and agreeing on a time frame for doing homework each day, helps to build a routine that will benefit your child as well as instill a sense of responsibility and accomplishment.  Read more external link

 

 

Caring For Your Child: Type I Diabetes

Type I diabetesType I diabetes affects children and young adults. Only 5% of people with diabetes have Type I, but diabetes is a disease that impacts the whole family, especially when a child is diagnosed. Whether you're a parent, sibling or other family member, your support and understanding can make all the difference. Read more at the American Diabetes Association's website. external link

 

HPV and Cancer: HPV Vaccinations recommended for ages 11 and up

immunizationsAccording to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there is an epidemic of human papillomavirus (HPV) in the United States. HPV is the most common sexually transmitted infection.  The American Cancer Society recommends that routine HPV vaccination for girls and boys should be started at age 11 or 12.  Boys and girls in this age group have the best response to the vaccine, which prevents most cases of cervical and anal cancer in females if the vaccine is given before a person is exposed to HPV.  Read more on the American Cancer Society's website. external link

 

Hyperactivity. Sugar or Food dye

bowls candies celebration 947347Halloween is coming up! This means a fun night of trick or treating and other fun activities with your kids. This also means that your kids will eating a lot of sugar and sweets, more than likely in a single helping. Most parents are probably worried that their kids will become hyperactive as a result. However, there is evidence that shows that it is the artificial food dye in most junk food that is making your child hyperactive.   Read More external link

 

Youth Events at Klamath County Library

Youth Events at Klamath County Library

Each month, Klamath County Library Youth Services presents many activities for families and young people of all ages.  These events are listed in a monthly information article published by the library with descriptions, dates and times of each activity.  We at The Children's Clinic encourage you to get your children involved in reading and fun, and are proud to provide links to each month's article as well as to the library's website:

October Youth Events at Klamath County Library

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