May is Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month

asthmaMay is a peak season for asthma and allergy sufferers. Asthma is a common lung condition in kids and teens. It causes breathing problems, with symptoms like coughing, wheezing, and shortness of breath. Anyone can have asthma, even babies, and the tendency to develop it often runs in families. Do you know how to handle an asthma flare up, when to call the doctor or when to go to the ER?  Read more about childhood asthma at external link


Family Dynamics

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Families are much more than groups of individuals. They have their own goals and aspirations. They also are places where every child and adult should feel that he or she is special and be encouraged to pursue his or her own dreams; a place where everyone's individuality is permitted to flourish.

What makes a "perfect" parent? What can families do for fun? How to handle family arguments and disruptions? These are only a few articles worth reading this month on! external link


Child Safety: Keeping Your Home Safe for Your Child

home safetyIt may be considered the safest place to be, but home can be a dangerous place for a little kid.  Need ideas about how to keep your child safe by babyproofing the crib and home, keeping medicines and poisons out of reach, and securing stairs, doors, and windows, and more?  American Academy of Family Physicians has compiled a list of tips you might find useful.  Click here to read more. external link


Children and Springtime Seasonal Allergies


Spring is here!  Unfortunately for some children, this is a time of triggering allergies.  Allergic rhinitis, or hay fever, is a common problem in infants and children.

Having uncontrolled allergies can put your child at risk for getting a secondary sinus infection, ear infections, and for having poor concentration at school. Read more at external link



Talking With Your Kids About Smoking

kids and smokingIt's important to make sure kids understand the dangers of smoking and using chewing tobacco.  The health risks of smoking are well known, but kids and teens continue to smoke and use chewing tobacco; many young people pick up these habits every year.  Talking with your children about the risks of these products and setting clear rules about not using them can help protect them from these unhealthy habits.  Read more at external link



Preventing Lyme Disease

lymedisease 456pxEnjoying outdoor activities which your children is a great way to keep them active and healthy. However, there are a lot of things that can go wrong, like getting a bug bite. Not only are bug-bites annoying, they spread disease. Lyme disease is a common disease spread by Tick bites. Luckily there are ways to prevent Tic bites. This includes wearing repellent, checking daily for tick bites, and if you find a tick, removing it quickly. For more information about how to prevent tick bites, click here. external link



Does Your Child Play Sports? Watch for Concussions

sportsThe most common causes of concussion include sports, car accidents or falls.  The two most dangerous sports include football and girls' soccer.  Concussions can cause serious injury, especially if a second injury occurs before your child's brain has healed completely. Having too many concussions will cause long-term brain damage that can lead to serious disease in the future.... Read More


Shoes vs. Feet debate

bare feet child climb 1271816With the recent weather turning warm, it’s a good idea to start putting on cooler clothing, like shorts and short sleeved shirts. But is it a good idea to let your kids run around without shoes on? There are a lot of Pros and Cons to both sides. Shoes keep your kid safe from sharp objects and protect there feet from environment, but going barefoot gives your kid more tracking and prevents other issues such as ingrown toe-nails. Read this article for more information about the pros and cons of letting your kid go barefoot. external link


Youth Events at Klamath County Library

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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:

May Youth Events at Klamath County Library

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