Over-the-counter medication recall information

McNeil Consumer and Specialty Pharmaceuticals announced a voluntary recall April 30 on some of its over-the-counter children’s medicines. These include some Tylenol®, Motrin®, Zyrtec® and Benadryl® products.

The company issued the recall because the products do not meet required standards. Some of the products may contain high levels of active ingredients, inactive ingredients that do not meet the company’s testing requirements or tiny particles. The recall is a precaution. The company suggests you not use affected product. Use generic products instead.

Be sure to check your cabinets at home and verify your product lot numbers. You can find a list of lot numbers and the product list at www.mcneilproductrecall.com.

Protect those pearly whites

March Madness continues and the elbows are flying. To help prevent dental injuries and cuts to the face, lips and inside of the mouth, any athlete playing a collision or contact sport should wear a mouth guard.

There are three main types of mouth guards: stock, boil and bite, and custom.

Stock mouth guards are available at your local drug store, and can be immediately removed from the package and placed in the mouth. Although they’re convenient, they tend to be very bulky and require the child to constantly bite down to hold the mouth guard in place.

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Making the right choices

A new exhibit opened last weekend at Betty Brinn Children’s Museum in Milwaukee. Kohl’s Healthy Kids: It’s Your Move! was developed in partnership with Children’s Hospital and Health System and brought to you by Kohl’s Department Stores. Check out photos from the grand opening event!

Kids sit and pedal as they answer questions related to bike safety. Three correct answers in a row, sends their ball all the way up the translucent ball tower.

Kids sit and pedal as they answer questions related to bike safety. Three correct answers in a row, sends their ball all the way up the translucent ball tower.

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Teens and tanning dangers

As many families prepare to go off on mid-winter getaways or spring break to warm and sunny destinations, it’s important for parents to talk with teens about the dangers of tanning.

A suntan today can cause very serious skin problems tomorrow. Many teens think tanning in a booth or bed is not harmful, but this is not true. Ultraviolet lights have the same damaging effects as the sun.

Explain to your teen that all tanning harms the skin, causing visible and invisible damage. Visible damage, appears within a few hours after exposure, and includes suntan and sunburn. Invisible damage, such as premature aging, wrinkles, sun spots and skin cancer, may develop years later. …Click here to continue reading