Article Archives: School Zone Health

Reducing the Risk for Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)

Sudden infant death syndrome, also known as SIDS or crib death, is when a baby 12 months or younger unexpectedly dies during his or her sleep with no known warning signs or a clear reason. Although a single, direct cause for SIDS is unknown, a combination of physical and environmental … Read More

Circumcision in Newborns

Every new parent of a baby boy is faced with the difficult and personal decision of whether or not to have their son circumcised. It’s a topic that is not widely discussed and leaves many parents in the dark when it comes time to make a decision. Most parents base … Read More

Infant Nutrition 101

Choosing when and what to feed your baby is never an easy task, especially for first-time moms. The decisions you make in the first few years of your child’s life can have a lasting impact on both you and your child. The first decision you must make as a new … Read More

Vaccines: Debunking the Myths

It’s a hot topic in today’s society — parents debating over whether or not to have their children vaccinated. With so many outlets providing information to consumers 24 hours a day, seven days a week, it’s easy to become confused in the conversation. So, what’s fact and what’s fiction? The … Read More

Autism in Children: What to Look Out For

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a general term for a group of complex disorders of brain development. These disorders are characterized by difficulties in both verbal and nonverbal communication, social interaction and repetitive behaviors. The level at which a child displays these characteristics varies by degree, but every child affected … Read More