Is Too Much Screen Time Doing Damage To Your Child?

 We live in some interesting times, don’t we? With all the advances in technology, life has become so convenient, hasn’t it? Think about it, with just the click of a button, you can reach someone on the other side of the planet in a minutes notice.  It is uncommon not to find our children staring into a cell phone, or a laptop computer or a tablet. But how much screen time is too much screen time?  The American Optometric Association (or AOA) tells us that the average American worker spends seven hours a day on the computer. I wonder how

How to Keep Your Kids Safe from the Zika Virus US Outbreak!

Zika virus!  Zika virus! All this fuss about the Zika virus.  You hear it on the news shows, hospitals are screening incoming patients about their recent travel destinations and on and on.  So, this blog is an attempt to inform you of what you need to know about this virus.  Zika virus is a member of the Flaviviridae and is transmitted by a daytime- active mosquitos.  It originated from the Zika Forest of Uganda were the virus was first isolated in 1947. Since the 1950’s, there had been evidence of its presence along a narrow equatorial belt stretching from Africa

The Dangers of Pokemon Go

Pokemon Go has been downloaded over 10 million times to Android phones. On the surface, it seems like a game that brings people together, encourages exercise, and in general makes for a good alternative to sitting on the couch. However, there is more to this game than meets the eye. It presents very real dangers to children, teenagers and anyone who plays it. Since the game’s launch early last week, there have been countless stories regarding accidents and real life dangers.   Because of the virtual reality nature of Pokemon Go, people are now wandering the streets trying to track

Know the risks of Dry Drowning before your next family pool trip!

Dry Drowning and also called Delayed Drowning Most parents stay on guard when their child goes swimming. Playing lifeguard pool or shore side is just one more duty parents have to handle. By the time the kiddos are toweled off, most parents think their lifeguard duties are over. Not so fast. The dangers of drowning, unfortunately, do not end after your child leaves the water. They are still at risk. Doctors call this condition ‘dry drowning,’ or ‘delayed drowning’. Let’s define what dry drowning is and how you can be on the lookout for it. What is Dry Drowning? The

Health Risks from buying goods from China?

I have always been a proponent of purchasing products that are “Made in the U.S.A.” The rationale behind that advocacy is that it provides jobs for Americans, it stimulates the economy, and it facilitates the industrious “American Way of Life.”  With that thought in mind, I was not surprise to discover another reason to be wary of purchasing imported products. What I discovered is that certain imported products may be hazardous to your health. The CDC (Center for Disease Control) has released a consumer warning against certain hair ties that were manufactured in China. It has been discovered that these