Category: Children’s health

Battling dry skin

Itch, itch, scratch, scratch. The heat has been on all winter, but wow this is drying out our skin. Ethan, Audrey, and I all have mild dry skin and it definitely gets worse during these Dayton winters. Eczema, atopic dermatitis, … Continue reading

Five ways to keep kids moving this winter

When the cold came, it got louder inside our home and it feels like the kids are bouncing off the walls! You see, we don’t have a basement. The boys just need to get outside and MOVE! Did you know … Continue reading

Preventing birth defects

January is National Birth Defects Prevention Month. The state of Ohio and Dayton Children’s  are committed to reducing infant deaths in the state of Ohio and here in our surrounding local hospital area. To bring attention to this important issue we … Continue reading

What’s all the talk about folic acid?

You may see commercials, public announcements or get a pamphlet from your doctor about taking folic acid. This folic acid message is being broadcasted in many arenas especially in the month of January, which is Birth Defect Prevention Month. Folic acid is … Continue reading

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