Boys & HPV Vaccine Lee Memorial Health System In 2006 the HPV vaccine was recommended for young girls. In February of 2012, it was extended to boys. Children between 9 and 12 get the best response to the vaccine and side effects are minimal. In the end, it falls to parents to make a choice for their child.
Accident Proofing Kids Lee Memorial Health System Car seats, seat belts and obeying traffic laws go a long way in accident prevention, but kids face additional hazards off the road. The number one reason children go to the hospital relates to falls.
Teaching Kids to Get Moving Lee Memorial Health System Pediatricians say parents who exercise are planting a seed of health in their own family. "We recommend that children absolutely stay very active. Numerous national studies have shown that there is an increase rate of obesity if you're also leading a sedentary lifestyle," says Dr. Nancy Witham, a pediatrician with Lee Memorial Health System.
Kids and Brain Strain Lee Memorial Health System Kids get headaches and migraines, too. Many adults with headaches started having them as children. In fact, two percent of adult headache sufferers say it started before age ten; a large portion are tension headaches.
Risks in Delaying Childhood Vaccinations Lee Memorial Health System Pediatricians are seeing a new trend, one that is troubling in terms of childhood diseases. For various reasons, some parents are delaying or altering their child's vaccination schedule.