Tag: children

How should we measure immunity in children? Hint; its not just about antibodies.

How should we measure immunity in children? Hint; it’s not just about antibodies. Immunity requires much more than antibodies. During the covid-19 pandemic, news services were telling us that our antibody levels had to be high to prevent infection from the virus.   We were also told that we needed a booster to maintain antibodies to protect ourselves. Then, we were told that we needed to be vaccinated or else we couldn’t see a Broadway play, or get on an airplane.   Then those who were vaccinated were getting covid-19 anyway.  Then came the variants and anyone who did not have the Read More »

Children need exercise; why brawnier children have better bones.

Children need exercise; why brawnier children have better bones. Children who are brawnier have better and healthier bones says a new study. We all know that we need exercise; especially children and what we do when we are young affects us as we age. Bone health apparently follows this logic says a new study. This is why our children need to be playing, outside and be involved with sports and other active games and activities. Check this out For child bone health, brawnier is better The muscle-bone correlation was found to be stronger for girls than it was for boys. Read More »

How much exercise is too much for your growing children?

How much exercise is too much for your growing children? Youth sports programs are very popular, with travel programs that include popular sports such as basketball, gymnastics, running, soccer and swim. Many of these sports require grueling training regimens as the children progress into the later grades and the sports become more competitive. In our practice, we see many young athletes competing and becoming injured. Recently, a young swimmer who wanted to compete so badly injured her shoulder and it was necessary to give her forced rest, to prevent damage to the joint. Unfortunately, she decided to tough it out Read More »

New study suggests that young children need exercise for optimal brain function and development

New study suggests that young children need exercise for optimal brain function and development When our generation, from the baby boom were young, we would run around, play games and get a lot of physical exercise. Of course, we had gym while we were in school but unlike today, with many children sitting in front of a screen or playing a video game that requires the use of their thumbs rather than their bodies, our generation moved. It was not unusual for us to stay out playing all day and then at night, be called into the home by our Read More »

Sports Injury prevention in Kids, a guest post by Michelle LaRowe

Sports Injury prevention in Kids, , a guest post by Michelle LaRowe Over 38 million children participate in organized sports each year in the US. Most survive their sport season with only a few bumps and bruises, but according to the CDC, 2.8 million are admitted to emergency rooms with a sports-related injury each year. While completely preventing injury is impossible, minimizing the risk of serious injury requires only a little forethought and prevention. Help your child have a fun and injury-free sports season with these simple tips for preventing sports related injuries. Remember RICE Some innocuous injuries can take Read More »