Tag Archives: Dr. Lauren Matthews

Reading, Writing and… Lice.

Head lice is a growing problem among school children. The pesky bugs can spread from child to child by sharing combs, hair bows, hats and more. In this WIS-TV interview, Dr. Lauren Matthews of Lexington Pediatric Practice at Lexington Medical Center talks about keeping head lice from invading your child’s hair.

 

Interview Highlights:
~We tell our children to wash their hands and not share cups or food, but it’s also important to think about lice.
~To prevent lice, tell your children not to share helmets, caps, brushes, combs or other hair accessories.

Kids’ Sports and Activities: How Much Is Too Much?

With school starting back, kids will be participating in all sorts of sports and activities that keep them – and their families – busy. But how much is too much? WIS-TV asked Dr. Lauren Matthews, pediatrician at Lexington Pediatric Practice, that question. Here’s what she said.

 

Interview Highlights:
~Focus on healthy eating and hydration.
~Monitor sleep.
~At the beginning of the school year, have a talk about priorities. School should be a top priority.
~If after school activities are causing them to fall behind in academics, it’s time to take a step back.

Kids and Concussions

Concussions have caused worry in parents of children who are athletes. In this WIS-TV news story, hear from a 15-year-old girl who suffered a bad concussion and listen to what Dr. Lauren Matthews, pediatrician at Lexington Pediatric Practice, wants parents to know about concussion prevention and treatment.

 

Concussion symptoms can vary. And they can develop over several days. Symptoms include:
-headaches
-light sensitivity
-feeling like you’re in “a fog”
-poor attention
-difficulty sleeping
-moodiness
-blurry vision
-nausea