Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Children's Health

your child's health includes physical, mental and social well-being. Most parents know the basics of keeping children healthy, like offering them healthy foods, making sure they get enough sleep and exercise and insuring their safety.

It is also important for children to get regular checkups with their health care provider. These visits are a chance to check your child's development. They are also a good time to catch or prevent problems.

Other than checkups, school-age children should be seen for

    Significant weight gain or loss
    Sleep problems or change in behavior
    Fever higher than 102
    Rashes or skin infections
    Frequent sore throats
    Breathing problems