Health


In the fight for kids’ attention, parents don’t stand a chance

Parents want to raise healthy kids, but they need support. Food and beverage marketing restrictions at the federal level would help. Continue reading

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How Screen Time Affects Young Children

As exposure to digital media increases, so have concerns about how screen time affects young children and families. Here’s what you need to know. Continue reading

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Guard Against Ticks and Lyme Disease

In the Ottawa region and beyond, ticks are a fact of life. And Lyme disease is a real risk. Here’s what you can do about it. Continue reading

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Check UV Index to Keep Family Safe from Sun

Pay attention to the daily UV index when planning for the day ahead. It’ll give you the info you need to protect your family from the sun. Continue reading

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Get Ready, Go … Running!

There are some great incentives to get Ottawa kids and families running. This month’s Tamarack Race Weekend includes two distances for kids and families. Continue reading

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You Child’s Body Image

How can you support a positive body image for your child? Kathryn Robideau, RN, Public Health Nurse, offers some helpful advice. Continue reading

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Fueling a Young Athlete

Good nutrition is important for a young athlete because it supports optimal development, meets high energy and nutrient needs, and helps prevents injury or illnesses. Continue reading

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How’s Your Child’s Classroom Vision?

Clear eyesight and healthy vision are important in ensuring your children have success in the classroom. Continue reading

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Take Your Family’s Oral Health to Heart

How is your family’s oral health? Are everybody’s “teefies” and gums okay? These are important questions because, believe it or not, what’s going on in your mouths can have a lot to do with what’s going on with your overall … Continue reading

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Lice 101

Children with head lice should be treated and then attend school or preschool as usual the next day. And there are new treatment options, too. Continue reading

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