Articles | Children’s Health

Our doctors have advanced training in Pediatric Chiropractic care including infant, toddler, preschool, school age and adolescence. Please don’t ignore your child’s symptoms or dismiss them as normal parts of growing up. We have natural and gentle solutions to many of those common childhood ailments.


Which Vitamins Do My Kids Really Need?

Adequate vitamins and minerals are essential for our children’s growing minds and bodies. Here are the supplements that we suggest you consider for your kids: Fish oil: There is a lot of buzz about fish oil these days and how it helps the cardiovascular system. But it is has also been shown to benefit respiratory, […]

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Children Need Chiropractic, Too!

Parents often wonder if we see children in our practice and what the benefit of chiropractic can be for them. Yes, we do see children and in fact Dr. Young has specialized post-graduate training in pediatric chiropractic care. The benefits for children are much the same as for adults. Remember, kids play hard and get […]

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Run, Bike, and Outdoor Fun!

Exercise Tips for Mom and Kids: The days are getting warm fast and it’s time to start enjoying summer and all of the activities it brings. For parents, this means bringing your baby or children along with you on those activities. Outdoor activities are a great way to expend pent up stress and create more […]

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Cough Cures

Next time your child has a cough, consider a home remedy: Honey! A recent study shows that honey appears to be just as effective as dextromethorphan, the most common cough suppressant ingredient, and is better than no treatment or diphenhydramine. These common cough medicine ingredients carry mild side effects such as drowsiness or excitability depending […]

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Breast Pumps are Tax Deductible

As of last year, breast pumps are considered tax deductible medical expenses by the IRS. Not only that, but since they’ve been reclassified from feeding devices to medical devices they are also eligible expenses for Flexible Medical Spending Accounts. Because millions of mothers have to return to work soon after birth, breast pumps are vitally […]

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The Not-So-Sweet Truth About High Fructose Corn Syrup

All sweeteners are not equal when it comes to weight gain! More than 40 years ago high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS) was introduced as a cost-effective sweetener in the American diet. It’s found in a wide range of foods and beverages, including fruit juice, soda, cereal, bread, yogurt, ketchup, and mayonnaise. On average, Americans consume 60 […]

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Book Choices for Good Health

Patients often ask us about our favorite health-related books. Here are a few you might consider adding to your library or Kindle! The Vaccine Book: Making the Right Decision for your Child, Robert W. Sears, M.D. F.A.A.P Part of the Sears Parenting series, this book addresses one of today’s most controversial and worrisome questions. Sears’ […]

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Food Allergies Making Your Child Feel Different?

School is back in session and young students who have to deal with food allergies in the classroom, lunchroom and playground often feel different.  Here are some of our favorite books that might make a difference! Food Allergies and Me by Juniper Skinner follows a day in the life of Jack, an allergic child.  From […]

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Love Fish? Tips to Avoid Mercury Poisoning

Mercury poisoning is a serious problem.  Children under six and women of childbearing age are at greatest risk of suffering from health issues associated with elevated levels of mercury.  Here are a few guidelines from the National Resources Defense Council to keep you and family safely enjoying the health benefits that fish can add to […]

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Back-to-School Classroom Food Safety for Allergic Children

Back to school shopping is here and perhaps a new lunch box is on the list along with a backpack and classroom supplies.  Kids love snack and lunch times and will often share food with each other.  While this spirit of generosity is something we love to see in our kids, it can create a […]

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