Child Health

Tough Conversations – Teens Opening Up About Their Health – Health Education Article

Memes. Texts. Gifs. While teens keep things light with friends, studies show they want to know more about important topics that can affect their overall adult health but are reluctant to talk with parents present. Just when teens are exploring their interests and boundaries, an open relationship with their physician could be a roadmap to health success. “Teens are developing cognitively, emotionally and socially. They are learning about themselves and how to make decisions,” said Ashley McClary, MD, pediatrician with…

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The Art of Breastfeeding – VCGi Health Blog – Health Education Article

Breastfeeding is the natural way to feed your baby. It provides your baby with the nutrients he or she needs for healthy growth and development. Breastfeeding should commence within one hour of birth. Early initiation of breastfeeding protects your baby from acquiring infections. World Health Organization (WHO) recommends exclusive breastfeeding for the first 6 months of life. This means that your baby receives only breast milk. No other liquids or solids are given, not even water, with the exception of…

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