Article Archives: School Zone Health

Pinkeye Caused by Various Factors

Conjunctivitis, more commonly known as pinkeye, is an inflammation of the conjunctiva — the clear, thin tissue that lies over the white part of the eye and lines the inside of the eyelid. There are a number of different culprits for causing pinkeye. The four most common include viruses, bacteria, … Read More

Everything You Need to Know About Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease

Hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD) is a viral infection that usually affects infants and children under 5 years of age; however, it may also occur in adults. Initial symptoms of HFMD include fever, mouth sores, reduced appetite and sore throat. A skin rash consisting of red spots and sometimes … Read More

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