Warmer weather is here and the spring sports season is just around the corner. Now's the time to make sure your kids take the right precautions to avoid sports-related injuries.
In 2013, more than 1 million children ages 19 and under were seen in emergency departments for injuries related to 14 commonly played sports. Here are ...more
The decision to breastfeed has a wide array of benefits for both mom and baby.
Breastfeeding provides warmth and closeness, and the physical contact helps create a special bond between you and your newborn. In addition, research shows that breastfeeding and breast milk can lead to better health for mothers and their children.
Benefits for babies
To children, medication around the house might look like candy waiting to be consumed. That's part of the reason why medicine is the leading cause of child poisoning in the U.S.
Every year, nearly 60,000 children are seen in the emergency room for medicine poisoning. Here are a few simple steps you can take to prevent ...more
Written by Traci Brewer, executive director of the Down Syndrome Association of Central Kentucky (DSACK). UK HealthCare is proud to support DSACK and many other community organizations.
Today, March 21, is World Down Syndrome Day. Why? Because it’s 3/21, and people with Down syndrome have three copies of the 21st chromosome. That means they have 47 ...more
It's not uncommon for kids to get their hands on potentially dangerous stuff around the house. From makeup and personal care products to pesticides and art supplies, many common household items represent a threat to children, especially if they're ingested. In fact, nine out of 10 poisonings in children occur in the home.
This week is ...more