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PATIENTS' STORIES

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“Excellent experience – I always take my kids to Meadowlands Hospital. It is an excellent hospital.”
— Laura R., Meadowlands Hospital Emergency Room Patient, February 2017

“I received wonderful care from arrival until I was sent home. All of the nurses and doctors were professional and caring. Proud to say these folks are all my peers and that we are all lucky to work at Meadowlands Hospital where care is top notch!”
— Monique C., Meadowlands Hospital Ambulatory Services Patient, February 2017

“Excellent experience. Professional, yet friendly and down to earth staff. Made me very comfortable. Best doctors and nurses ever! Top notch – best hospital I have ever been to!!! I had a very good experience at your facility in all aspects. Would definitely return-also car service is a plus!”
— Denise C., Meadowlands Hospital Ambulatory Services Patient, February 2017

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MHMC HEALTHFEED

Kids Health – Top Five Tips

The first five years in the life of a child are extremely crucial in terms of their physical, mental and emotional growth. Something as slight as an ear infection or tooth problem can hamper physical growth and cause untold trauma that affects the overall growth of children. At Meadowlands Hospital, we understand the profound importance of good health in the formative years, and are keen on ensuring that your child receives the best care.

Here are five essential things to take care for kids’ health.

Brushing

The oral cavity houses millions of bacteria. Some bacteria can be useful for the body, while others are very harmful. Infections lying in teeth and gums can also lead to heart diseases. Teach your kids the right way to brush and ensure that they do so twice a day. Additionally, make it a practice to gargle thoroughly after meals.

Washing Hands

Washing hands is the most basic and most important hygiene habit. Kids touch different objects while they play. Germs including very harmful bacteria such as e-coli from some of these objects stick to the child’s hands and are subsequently transferred inside the body when they touch their nose, mouth or eyes.

This could lead to serious infections such as influenza, meningitis, hepatitis A, diarrhea, respiratory illnesses, and digestion problems, to name a few.

Inculcate the proper hand washing technique in your child. Kids need to scrub hands with soap for at least twenty seconds and wipe them on a clean towel. On the contraire, do not let kids wash hands too frequently or too vigorously, because it may destroy friendly bacteria on the skin, which keeps them healthy.

Wholesome Meals

Nutrition does the most to keep your child healthy. During the formative years, kids need wholesome meals that include all nutrients to ensure proper growth. Make it a point to include veggies, fruits, nuts, dairy products, eggs, fiber, grains and pulses in everyday meals.

This ensures that your child receives all the vitamins and nutrients every day. Also ensure that your child has lots of liquids every day.

Physical Activity

If you see your child turning into a ‘couch potato’ or a video game junkie, you need to act immediately. Passivity can be extremely harmful for kids, both physically and emotionally. An hour or two of vigorous play develops fine motor skills and sharpens the brain. In addition to keeping the metabolism healthy, it also boosts immune system.

Sleep

Sleep is the greatest healing mechanism of the body. Kids need at least 10 hours of undisturbed sleep for complete rejuvenation and good health. Bad sleeping habits lead to several physiological and mental problems, apart from hampering their physical growth.

Most importantly, create a happy and positive environment for children to grow. Plan activities that help reduce their stress. If you notice any kind of problem in your child’s growth, visit Meadowlands Hospital. Our experienced pediatricians and fully equipped medical facilities ensure that your child blossoms into a healthy robust individual.