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5 Tips to Prevent Childhood Obesity

5 Tips to Prevent Childhood Obesity

Posted On: September 20, 2022 by Life Tech in: Child, Obesity

Childhood obesity is a complex disease that affects 1 in 5 kids. Children that are overweight or obese are more likely to suffer from type 2 diabetes, asthma, heart disease, sleep apnea, etc. While there are many contributing factors to childhood obesity, there are ways parents can help their children live a healthy lifestyle. Physical Activity The CDC recommends children get at least one hour of physical activity per day. They can participate in aerobic exercises like running, swimming, or walking. They can also participate in anaerobic exercises like yoga or jumping rope. Healthy Diet Having a healthy diet helps children get the nutrients they need for proper development and a healthy weight. It is important for children to eat fruits and vegetables, lean proteins, whole grains, and low-fat dairy products. In 2017, just 2% of high school students ate enough vegetables, and only 7% ate enough fruit. Try filling your child’s plate with half fruits and vegetables. Screen
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5 Tips to Prevent Childhood Obesity

5 Tips to Prevent Childhood Obesity

Posted On: September 20, 2022 by Life Tech in: Child, Obesity

Childhood obesity is a complex disease that affects 1 in 5 kids. Children that are overweight or obese are more likely to suffer from type 2 diabetes, asthma, heart disease, sleep apnea, etc. While there are many contributing factors to childhood obesity,...
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Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

Posted On: September 1, 2022 by Life Tech in: Cancer, Child

In 2012, President Obama proclaimed September as National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month to bring awareness to pediatric cancer, the leading cause of death by disease for children under the age of 14. In this blog, we want to honor those who suffer...
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What Is Spinal Muscular Atrophy?

What Is Spinal Muscular Atrophy?

Posted On: August 22, 2022 by Life Tech in: Child, Medically Fragile

August is spinal muscular atrophy awareness month, and we want to share some valuable information about the disease with you. Spinal muscular atrophy attacks motor nerve cells in the spinal cord, taking away a child’s ability to walk, breathe, and...
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Summer Sun Safety Tips for Medically Fragile Children

Summer Sun Safety Tips for Medically Fragile Children

Posted On: August 3, 2022 by Life Tech in: Medically Fragile, Summer Safety

A medically fragile child is defined as one who needs 24-hour supervision from a skilled caregiver because of a serious medical condition. They need help with basic activities like getting dressed, bathing, and eating. We want all children to have the...
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What is the AffloVest?

Posted On: July 28, 2022 by Life Tech in: ALS, Asthma, Cerebral Palsy, Cystic Fibrosis, General, Medically Complex Child, Medically Fragile, Pediatrics

The AffloVest was first developed in 2013 and it is the pioneer in portable and mobile mechanical vest therapy. AffloVest is a proven high-frequency chest wall oscillation therapy designed to provide patients with the freedom and mobility to customize...
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Healthy Alternatives to BBQ Favorites to Help Your Lung Health

Posted On: July 7, 2022 by Life Tech in: Asthma, General

Sticking to your health goals can be tricky during the summer because of all the get-togethers weekend after weekend. Choosing the healthier option while everyone else is eating your BBQ favorites is not always the easiest thing to do, but it is a smart...
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How to Help Your Child Manage Their Asthma

Posted On: June 4, 2022 by Life Tech in: Asthma

Asthma is a condition where the lungs become inflamed and swollen, producing extra mucus, and making it hard to breathe. It is a common condition that many children are diagnosed with in the early stages of their life. Although there is no cure for asthma,...
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What Therapies are Used to Treat Cystic Fibrosis?

Posted On: May 28, 2022 by Life Tech in: Cystic Fibrosis

Cystic Fibrosis is a disorder that is inherited from both parents. This disorder causes great damage to the lungs, digestive system, and other organs. Although Cystic Fibrosis is not curable, there are many treatments and therapies that can reduce your...
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Four Fun and Easy Tips to Teach Proper Hand Hygiene

Posted On: May 14, 2022 by Life Tech in: Handwashing

Today is World Hand Hygiene Day! We want to teach you the importance of why regularly washing your hands with soap and water is one of the best ways to avoid getting sick and removing germs. Germs are easily spread from surfaces and from person-to-person...
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The Importance of Immunizations: National Infant Immunization Week

Posted On: April 23, 2022 by Life Tech in: Immunization

Why vaccinate? If you are expecting or have recently had a child, you may be asking yourself this question. We’re here to explain just how important these immunizations are for not only your little loved one but for yourself, your family and your...
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