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Children’s Environmental Health: Risks and Remedies

Overall child mortality declined significantly in the 1990s, but environmental hazards still kill at least 3 million children under age 5 every year.1 Such young children makeup roughly 10 percent of the world’s population but comprise more than 40 percent of the population suffering from health problems related to the environment.2 Children worldwide require special protection […]

Children’s Environmental Health Facts

Asthma Asthma is a common chronic disease among children in the United States. In 2006, 9.9 million children under 18 years of age were reported to have ever been diagnosed with asthma; 6.8 million children had an asthmatic episode in the last 12 months. The hospitalization rate for asthma remained at 27 per 10,000 children […]

How the Environment Affects Your Child’s Wellbeing

October is National Children’s Health Month, which brings awareness to protecting and developing children’s health with holistic lifestyle choices and pediatric medical care. When we think of children’s health, many think of vaccinations, dental hygiene and healthy nutrition. While those things are essential, we often overlook a key aspect of every child’s wellbeing: playing outside. […]

Good Health Depends on a Safe and Healthy Home

By Kathy Attar, Engagement Manager, Eco-Healthy Child Care® June is Healthy Homes month! Good health depends on having homes that are free from physical and environmental hazards. For home-based child care providers, ensuring your home is safe and healthy is of the utmost importance. Building materials, furnishings, poor maintenance, and occupant activities can add chemicals and […]

Tips for Healthy Children and Families

Raising a family isn’t always easy. You are busy, and so are your children. There is a lot to do in little time. But the stakes are high. Today, many kids are overweight or obese. A healthy, active lifestyle can help maintain weight. It also can prevent health issues, such as diabetes, heart disease, asthma, […]

Children’s Health Overview

Children’s Health Tips Your choices as a parent begin before your child is even born. From what to feed them to how to discipline, parenting seems to be one choice after another. The choices you make regarding your child’s health will affect them throughout their life. These are decisions best made with plenty of thought […]

Common Child Health Issues

Common child health issues Here’s a quick guide to some of the most common child health issues in Australia.   Allergies Allergies happen when your child’s immune system reacts to substances in the environment that are harmless to most people – for example, foods, insect stings, dust mites, animals or pollen. See your GP if you […]

9 common children’s health problems

9 common children’s health problems Best health for children We all want the best health for our children, at home and at school or early learning. As every parent knows, children’s health and safety are paramount. When babies or children fall sick, their health can deteriorate rapidly. Familiarise yourself with the signs and symptoms of […]

Understanding Children’s Right to Health

Health is vitally important for every human being in the world. Whatever our differences may be, health is our most important commodity. A person in bad health cannot really live life to the fullest. The principal characteristics of the right to health Health is the state of physical, mental and social well-being and does not […]