How to Ensure Your Baby Isn’t Exposed to Too Much Heat and Sun

The summer months are a great time for children to get outside, get some sunshine, and play. However, when it comes to letting small children, especially infants, spend time in the sun, it becomes important to ensure that they do not experience too much exposure to the sun. Not only can it cause discomfort, but […]

Common Myths About the Health and Safety of Bottled Water

Through the years, there have been many controversies surrounding the industry of bottled water.  Many of the controversies have been mostly about whether or not drinking bottled water is safe.  Some experts think bottled water should be avoided at all costs, but others say it is more dangerous to drink tap water.  Fortunately, there are […]

Ways To Get More Sleep At Night and Wake Up Refreshed

More people these days are sleeping less and experiencing poor sleep quality. Getting a good night’s rest is just as important as exercising and eating healthy. What Happens if a Person Lacks Sleep? There are several adverse side effects that come with insomnia or lack of rest.

New Clinic Opens in Shamokin Dam

Geisinger Careworks Walk-In Clinic in the Colonial Village Plaza at 2660 N. Susquehanna Trail, Shamokin Dam, opened Mon., 3/2/15.  Hours are Mon. through Fri. 9 am to 8 pm and Sat. and Sun. 8 am to 6 pm.

Get Enough Vitamin D for a Healthy Mind and Body

Vitamin D is absolutely essential for good health. The human body needs vitamin D in order to absorb calcium and encourage bone growth to promote a healthy mind and body. Your skin can actually produce its own source of vitamin D by absorbing sunlight. But, because of a majority of time spent indoors along with […]

Nipping it in the Bud: How to Shorten the Duration of the Flu

You may have received the needed flu shot(s) and may be diligently using the hand sanitizer, but sometimes, the flu virus can still sneak up on you as it is quite infectious. Catching the flu can be very frustrating because it doesn’t have a real cure. Anybody who contracts this virus must work through the […]

When a Head Injury is an Emergency

Bumps and bruises are common with children of all ages. While anyone may bang their head from time to time, children and toddlers who are still growing into their coordination, who are busy running around playing and who otherwise may feel slightly invincible at times, may be more prone to banging their heads than older […]

Home Care Tips for Spider Bites

Nobody wants to think about getting bit by a spider, but this is an event that unfortunately will happen to many people over the course of their lifetime. Most spiders do not bite, and those that bite typically do not have fangs long enough to penetrate entirely into the skin to cause serious problems for […]

Fun Ways to Exercise With Your Preschooler

As the 21st century continues to unfold, the health and fitness industries are thriving. This may be somewhat unsurprising given the mounting parental concern regarding how to raise healthy and happy children who will be able to lead lives marked by profound wellness into adulthood.

6 Ways To Help Your Child Eat Better

Obesity in children and adolescents is becoming a cause of serious concern in our country and though we are aware of how badly it can affect the physical and mental health of our children, we aren’t doing enough to keep them away from it. Poor nutrition and lack of exercise are the leading causes of […]