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Kids Get Headaches, Too

Kids Get Headaches, Too

Sometimes the headache is in the front of your head, sometimes behind your eyes, sometimes on the top of your head. No matter where the headache is, it can really be painful. When you get headaches kids, here are some good things Dr. Brad says you can do to help yourself.

Growing Pains in Kids: What To Do & How To Help

Growing Pains in Kids: What To Do & How To Help

Leg aches and growing pains tell us your activity levels suddenly got higher than your body’s ability to repair itself. This is usually due to your nutritional status. When you begin to notice this pain, be sure to listen!

5 Kid-Friendly Ways To Help You Stay Healthy This Winter

5 Kid-Friendly Ways To Help You Stay Healthy This Winter

Getting sick is no fun, no fun at all. With such a rough flu season this year, we kids need to stick together! We cornered Dr. Brad yesterday and begged him to give us some free advice for staying healthy this winter. As always, he was happy to help!

Reading & Why it Matters For Your Brain

Reading & Why it Matters For Your Brain

We kicked off something new on our Kid’s Zone blog called Read This Book. Here’s what’s happening: we’ve asked a long-time friend of Hope Clinic, Sally Kimmes to highlight a few extraordinary, fun and imaginative children’s books each month for our Hope Clinic kids.

What To Do About Bee Stings

What To Do About Bee Stings

Bees, wasps, yellow jackets and hornets, oh my! These little stinging critters play important roles in nature. But sometimes these little insects get spooked and feel like they need to protect themselves. Then suddenly, ouch! You got stung. That’s no fun at all! Dr. Brad wants your body to start feeling better right away.

4 Kid-Friendly Tips For Sunburns

4 Kid-Friendly Tips For Sunburns

After a long, fun day outdoors, it’s finally time to come inside. You take a quick look in the mirror, and uh-oh! You’re sunburned. Like really sunburned. Learn some healthy tips for what to do next time you get sunburned.

Summer Play Tips, Just For Kids

Summer Play Tips, Just For Kids

It’s SUMMER. And that means it’s time to get out there and play! Kids, here are a couple of things Dr. Brad wants you to remember as you head outdoors this summer.

Read This Book | Happy Holiday Reads

Read This Book | Happy Holiday Reads

Grab a cozy blanket and a warm mug of hot coco and snuggle up to start reading some of your favorite holiday stories! In case you are looking to add a new winter tale to your collection, our librarian friend, Sally Kimes picked out a few of her favorite reads for this time of year.

Have you been dreaming lately?

Have you been dreaming lately?

At night, when you are fast asleep and cozy in your bed, your brain is still hard at work sorting through all the things you experienced that day. It’s important for Dr. Brad to ask this because dreams can tell us quite a bit about how your young body is doing.

Right for KIDS exercise shoes

Right for KIDS exercise shoes

Kids exercise and grow strength by playing tag, crossing the monkey bars, riding bikes, swimming at the beach or a whole host of other fun activities. That’s why making a smart shoe choice for your teens and kids is an easy way to help your kids grow as strong and healthy as possible.

Shoo mosquitoes, don't bother me!

Ever wondered about why mosquitoes go after some people more fiercely? Well, here's one reason that might be  true. 

Too Much Sun? I Feel Sick.

Too Much Sun? I Feel Sick.

While your kids are playing outside this summer, whether in sports or just in the backyard, be sure to encourage them to drink enough water and stay hydrated.

Too Much Sugar, Too Much Acne!

“Brooke! Brooke! I’ve got big bumps on my skin!” “Oh! Yep, you have acne.”

“Acne?”

“Yeah, acne. Otherwise known as pimples.”

“Pimples?! Aaaaaaaaaaaaah!”

Fall Is In The Air!

Fall Is In The Air!

Jack: The leaves are changing colors and falling off the trees! It must be fall!

Brooke: Dr. Brad says that fall is also a time our body gets ready for winter. In Chinese medicine this is the time of year our lungs and large intestine want to clean out before it gets cold. So, breathing deeply and cleaning out our large intestine every day is very important. That’s what he said anyway.

Jack: Did he mean going to the bathroom?

Brooke: Yeah....you get the drift.