The truth behind ‘Cough CPR’

Today, we need to talk about heart attacks and the helpful ‘advice’ that seems to be circulating. Way back in 1999 when the internet was a VERY DIFFERENT place a story was shared (read this article on Snopes.com for the story).  The ‘helpful’ story stated that if you believed you were experiencing a heart attack, […]

Chicken Pox – Symptoms, treatment, and advice

Chicken Pox is a common illness that usually affects children. It is most common during the Spring months but cases can appear at any time of year. What is Chicken Pox? Chicken Pox is caused by the varicella-zoster virus, which also causes Shingles. It is highly contagious and can be spread by contact with an […]

It’s the time of year everyone dreads when Norovirus rears its head

It’s that time of year that parents dread.  Every winter it sweeps through schools with a vengeance, no-one is safe.  Not even your Mum.  It makes enemies in all walks of life and leaves classes half empty, parents exhausted and terrified.  It’s Norovirus, more commonly known as the Winter Vomiting Bug.  It really is one […]

Head Injuries What you need to know

Head Injuries and what you need to know about them

Head injuries can be frightening, particularly if they happen to your child.  There may be a raised bump at the sight of impact, there may be blood. It’s important to assess the situation and decide on the best course of action for the injury that has happened.  Most head injuries are minor and don’t require […]

Febrile Seizures – What you should know

Do you know what a febrile seizure is? Febrile seizures are also know as febrile convulsions and can happen when a child has a fever. They are more common in children between the ages of 6 months and 3 years, although they are not limited to these ages. Febrile seizures can be frightening to watch […]