Family Health articles

Children Who Snore are More Likely to Become Hyperactive

Children Who Snore are More Likely to Become Hyperactive

In a study, researchers found that children who snore are more likely to become hyperactive than children who sleep quietly at night. Additionally, researchers noted that the snoring is most likely to come first, not the hyperactivity. Easy Fixes for Snoring In response to this discovery, one of the researchers who worked on this study

5 New Traditions You Should Start This Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a holiday that has always been about starting new family traditions. Turkey dinners, football, and parades are now the standard national customs, but none of these things were present at Plymouth Plantation in 1621. Continue the holiday custom of adding new Thanksgiving traditions to your celebration. Remembering History Everyone has heard the story

Obesity: Are Kids Getting Healthier?

Over the past 30 years, the incidence of obesity has more than doubled in young children and quadrupled in adolescents. In 1980, about 7 percent of children between the ages of six and eleven were obese; in 2012 that number had increased to nearly 18 percent, and over a third of all children and adolescents

Asthma-free home

Asthma is a serious, sometimes life-threatening chronic respiratory disease. It affects almost 25 million Americans, including roughly seven million children. Although there is no current cure for asthma, it can be controlled through medical treatment and managing environmental triggers. To help those with asthma breathe easier in your home: Reduce dust buildup by regularly wiping

Your Family’s Past May Reveal Your Future

How well do you know your family’s health history?  Can you name any medical conditions that your grandparents dealt with during their lives? Do you know the cause of death for any close relatives? If you’re like most people, you don’t have a thorough understanding of your family’s health history and have never thought to