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Spotlight on Health

August 2011 Health Spotlight

In August, summer is winding down and school is starting. While summer vacation may be coming to a close, it doesn’t mean that the hot weather is. Are you having trouble finding ways to stay cool? Just because fall is in sight does not mean that the hot weather cannot still get the best of us.

With school starting, are you excited about your kids going back to school but not about having to get them out of bed every morning? Are you hitting all the back-to-school sales for school supplies and new clothes?

A new school year means many new things for kids and parents alike. For many students, sports will be starting and after school activities will keep them busy into the evening. For some kids, a new year can mean adjusting to a new school and new friends. Whether your child is dealing with a bully, a busier schedule or just anxiety about new surroundings, we want to equip you with the tools you need to help your child. At UAMS, we hope that this August is a great start to the new school year for your whole family.

Living Healthy Newsletters

At UAMS, we know that the new school year can bring on added stress to your family. There are many end-of-summer details that have to be wrapped up before school starts: immunizations, class schedules, school supplies and more.

Getting back into the school routine is never easy. The first few mornings of the new school year can cause a normal household to be chaotic. Adding to the disorder, for many kids with after-school activities, there is a different afternoon routine every day. We will offer you various ways for you and your family to de-stress and transition into a new schedule seamlessly.

In our Living Healthy Newsletters we want to provide plenty of tips to help you have a fun, healthy summer. Are you looking for tips on water safety or how to avoid dehydration or getting too hot in the summer sun? Our newsletters are the source you need to help you and your family avoid summer emergencies and be able to just relax and have fun!

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Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. It’s important to start the day with a healthy meal regardless of age. Sometimes emphasis is on making sure the kids have a nutritional breakfast, but a good breakfast will give energy for the day and can help you concentrate better at work. Try one of our healthy breakfast recipes for breakfast burritos or spicy oat pancakes.

Looking for more healthy recipes? Visit our health library, which will provide you with recipes to prepare many full meals that meets most dietary needs.

Health Tips

School-Aged Nutrition

Nutrition is an important part of your health at any age, but it is especially important for children. Children develop food habits early and learn the importance of eating a well-balanced diet. Many food likes and dislikes are established during this time. School-aged children are often willing to eat a wider variety of goods.

It’s important for children to be encouraged not only to eat healthy at home but also to eat well when at school. It might be easier to send the kids out the door with money, but you should consider packing their lunches. Do you need ideas of healthy lunches to pack? Try one of these.

For tips and information to help you and your children with their nutrition, go to our page child nutrition.

Medical Myths

You’ve probably been told that reading or watching TV in dim light will hurt your eyesight. But is this really true or just a myth? Read this article to find the answer!

Want to find the answers to other medical myths? Our UAMS mythbusters have investigated the truth behind some of the more popular myths. Visit our collection and find out the real deal.


Podcast – Here’s to Your Health

From our Here’s to Your Health archives, Dr. T. Glenn Pait provides tips and advice for your health. School-related injuries happen often, but can be avoided. Read this advice from Dr. Pait on how your children should stay safe in school.

Interested in hearing more Here’s to Your Health podcasts? Visit our Here’s to Your Health Archive today!

Patient Story

Palmalee Byrd was the little boy that all the other children made fun of on the playground. When he went to school for the first time, he couldn’t keep up because he was unable to see to read the board. He returned to school the next year with very thick glasses and was teased every day.

Read Palmalee’s story

Health Library

Looking for more health information? Visit our comprehensive Health Library. The UAMS library provides patient friendly health information, including 12,000 pages of medical content, interactive tools, wizards, animated procedures and more

Video Library

Interested in health procedures or UAMS news? Check out our video library for information ranging from addiction research to orthopedic surgery. And you can also watch our progress as we grow to meet the needs of our patients.

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