Pack Your Morning with Nutrients

The school year means busy mornings. Prompting your kids (and let’s be honest - yourself) to get out of bed on time, brushing your teeth, packing your bags, making sure you aren’t forgetting one of the 100 items on your to-do list. That does not leave much time for breakfast. However, breakfast is important to … Continue reading Pack Your Morning with Nutrients

Kansas Ballet’s Nutcracker Features Local and National Dancers, a Live Orchestra, and Healthy Lessons for Everyone

By Alexander Smirnov and Stephanie Heston, Kansas Ballet 'Tis the season for families to come together in celebration of the Christmas holiday, and one tradition for many around the world (and certainly here in Topeka) is enjoying a performance of The Nutcracker! At Kansas Ballet, dancers have been preparing for several months for their opportunities … Continue reading Kansas Ballet’s Nutcracker Features Local and National Dancers, a Live Orchestra, and Healthy Lessons for Everyone

Why does my child need a vision exam if she’s had a school screening?

Yes, she still needs a comprehensive eye exam from an optometrist with the training and equipment to detect the full range of potential childhood vision issues. Vision screenings at school typically only test for nearsightedness and are not capable of identifying more serious eye conditions. One in four children may have a vision issue that … Continue reading Why does my child need a vision exam if she’s had a school screening?

Postpartum Depression: Causes, Symptoms, Treatment

Postpartum depression is a severe form of depression, beginning either during pregnancy or after childbirth. It is a more common problem than people imagine. One large study of ten thousand participant mothers found that one out of every seven mothers with newborns experienced postpartum depression. Although postpartum depression (PPD) may begin any time in the … Continue reading Postpartum Depression: Causes, Symptoms, Treatment