Child Care – Center-based care

Center-based care has many names — child care center, preschool, nursery school or learning center. Center-based care also may have different sponsors, including churches, schools, colleges, universities, social service agencies, Head Start, independent owners and chains, and employers. Regardless of what type of center-based care you choose, there are some basic things to consider. Centers

Preparing your child for Child care

Most young infants, up to seven months, adapt to caring adults and seldom have problems adjusting to good child care. Older infants may be upset when left with strangers. They may feel separation anxiety, which is a normal part of development for some children. They will need extra time and your support to “get to

Best treatment options for Atopic Dermatitis

Atopic dermatitis is a chronic (long-lasting) disease that affects the skin. It is not contagious; it cannot be passed from one person to another. The word “dermatitis” means inflammation of the skin. “Atopic” refers to a group of diseases where there is often an inherited tendency to develop other allergic conditions, such as asthma and

Club Drugs: What they can do to your Health

Club drugs are being used by young adults at all-night dance parties such as “raves” or “trances,” dance clubs, and bars. MDMA (Ecstasy), GHB, Rohypnol, ketamine, and methamphetamine are some of the club or party drugs gaining popularity. NIDA-supported research has shown that use of club drugs can cause serious health problems and, in some

Dermatitis Associated with Poison Ivy

How the Skin Rash (Dermatitis) starts? A poison ivy rash is a form of contact dermatitis caused by an allergic reaction to the resins (oily sap) of the poison ivy, oak, or sumac plant. It will usually begin to appear 1 to 2 days after coming in contact with urushiol (say: oo-roo-shee-ohl). The affected area

Short Guide to Quitting Smoking

Smoking Overview Tobacco use remains the leading preventable cause of death in the United States, causing more than 440,000 deaths each year and resulting in an annual cost of more than $75 billion in direct medical costs. Nationally, smoking results in more than 5.6 million years of potential life lost each year (CDC). Quitting Smoking

Effect of Tobacco Use and Dependence in Women

Lung cancer has surpassed breast cancer to become the number one cancer killer among women. Trends in women’s lung cancer can be clearly linked to smoking behavior; currently observed increases in lung cancer rates mirror trends in women’s uptake of smoking 30-40 years ago. Smoking cessation clinical trials reveal that the same treatments benefit both