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Back-to-school health tips for kids

How to prepare your children for a healthy school year

Note: this article is provided by ONU Healthwise Pharmacy.
Summer is more than halfway over, and that means another school year is approaching. How should you prepare your kids for school?

Here are some important health issues to be aware of as you get your children school-ready.

Rotavirus explained

Everything you need to know about your child's risk for rotavirus

Note: this article is provided by ONU Healthwise Pharmacy. 
Rotavirus spreads easily among infants and young children. Is your child at risk?

The virus rotavirus causes gastroenteritis, which is inflammation of the lining of the intestine. Symptoms include severe diarrhea and vomiting — both of which can lead to dehydration. Some children may also experience fever and stomach pain.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), rotavirus is the world's most common cause of diarrhea in infants and children.

ABCs of vitamins and minerals

Small molecules that can pack a big punch for your health

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Vitamins and minerals are substances that play important roles in the body's processes, such as metabolism, immunity and digestion. They ensure healthy cell growth, function, and development and are vital to good health.

There are two types of vitamins:

  1. Fat-soluble vitamins are stored in the body’s fat.
  2. Water-soluble vitamins are used quickly, and extra amounts of these vitamins are removed as urine.

Too much of any vitamin or mineral can be harmful to the body. The health consequences of taking excessive amounts of certain vitamins can be serious.

Approved: Rx for Severe Low Blood Sugar

FDA approves Baqsimi nasal powder to treat severe low blood sugar

Note: this article is provided by Ohio Northern University Healthwise Pharmacy.
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the first ever non-injection medication to treat severe low blood sugar.

The medication is called Baqsimi. It's made of glucagon in the form of a nasal powder, and the FDA approved it to be used as an emergency treatment for severe hypoglycemia.

Severe hypoglycemia is severe low blood sugar. Those with severe low blood sugar may experience confusion or seizures. They can even become unconscious.

Seasonal allergies

Steps to minimize summer allergy symptoms

Note: this article is provided by Ohio Northern University Healthwise Pharmacy.
No matter where you live, you and almost everyone you know have likely experienced allergies at some point.

Continue reading for helpful information about seasonal peak allergens and how to minimize and treat summer allergy symptoms.

Allergens by Season

Different seasons bring different allergens, meaning it's important to realize which ones affect you most so you can be prepared.

In the case of summer, weeds, grasses, pollen and mold are common allergy culprits. Ragweed is one of the most common summer allergens.

Should you put sunscreen on babies?

It's a question that comes up for many parents in the summer time

This column provided by ONU HealthWise Pharmacy.
Can you put sunscreen on babies? It's a question that comes up for many parents in the summer time. Read on for the answer.

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced that sunscreen is not recommended for infants younger than 6 months old.

The best way to protect your infant is to keep them out of the sun altogether.

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