Regular use of melatonin as a sleep aid for kids has become what researchers are calling “exceedingly common,” a trend that pediatricians consider to be worrisome.
We are in the middle of cold and flu season, a time when we count on our immune system to protect us from illness. So how exactly does the immune system work? And what can we do to help make sure it’s running in tip-top condition when germs try to invade?
When the January ice storm hit, Chelsy Navarro did what she does best – she cooked. Despite being without power at her own home, Chelsy knew there was something she could do to help her community. As owner and operator of Chacha’s Hawaiian Grill on Coburg Road in Eugene, Chelsy wanted to help the helpers who were out in the elements providing essential services, ensuring that our community could get back on its feet.
Making New Year’s resolutions comes with a lot of optimism, but unfortunately, research shows that 80% of people lose their resolve and motivation by mid-February. This year, try creating small goals that you and your kids can achieve together.
You may hear the term body mass index or "BMI" during your child's checkups. It’s a tool doctors use to track a child’s weight in relation to their height starting at age two. Maintaining a healthy weight as kids grow and develop is important to their overall health and well-being.
The latest data from the U.S. Department of Health shows more than a quarter of children in America are depressed, and more than 20% deal with anxiety. However, as more parents become tuned into their teen’s mental health, they may inadvertently be creating more stress and worry for their child.