Health

From aquatics to volleyball, a whopping 26 of the 60 sections in our Kidsguide Directory list tons of places and ideas for getting your kids up and moving.

Besides building your bond and teaching healthy habits, exercising together has benefits you may have never imagined. It powers your heart and lungs, strengthens your muscles and bones and even sharpens your reflexes, balance and coordination. Daily activity also helps keep your weight in check, boosts your immune system and protects you from diseases like diabetes and even cancer.

And don’t forget brain power. Regular exercise can help kids sleep better at night, stay focused in class, get better grades and keep their cool under pressure. It’ll even give them energy to spare for after school sports, music lessons and hobbies.

Check out the resources below to help your kids stay healthy from teeth to toes. Health service providers and resources for low-cost services. Also see “Dentists and Orthodontists” and “Pediatrics.” For additional resources, see our current issue.

Chang Orthodontics

Their goal is to provide patients with the right combination of advanced orthodontic technology and a personal human touch. By placing an emphasis on communication, they strive to ensure every patient understands what it takes to make a healthy, beautiful smile.

Connie Wax, LCSW #27430 Individual, Couple, Family & Child Counselor

Specializing in therapy for gifted and talented children, adults and their families, Connie is committed to assisting parents in navigating the often rough waters of child rearing.

Kidsguide CampGuide

Find the best camps for kids in Southern California. Click here.

Lice Clinics of America

Lice Clinics of America is the largest network of lice treatment centers in the world. The Los Alamitos and South Bay Clinics are the exclusive regional provider of the AirAll, a revolutionary, FDA-cleared medical device that uses heated air to kill lice and their eggs in a single, one-hour treatment so powerful that they can guarantee the results for 30 days!

Low-Cost Health Services and Resources

Various agencies that provide referrals or services for medical and/or dental care to low-income families. Bilingual.

Mark A. Garlington D.D.S. Othodontics for Children and Adults

At Garlington Orthodontics, you are always greeted with a smile and a warm welcome when you set foot in their office. They take pride in providing the best care in both a friendly and comfortable environment.

Marshall B. Ketchum University

The University Eye Center at Ketchum Health offers comprehensive primary eye care for the entire family, including full pediatric vision care. See their ad in the Summer Calendar issue of Kidsguide for details on a 20% off coupon!

Pediatric Medical Center

PMC provides comprehensive medical care for patients from birth through college with special expertise in: school underachievement and complex diagnostic and management problems.

Stephen C. Kim, DDS, MSD, APC and Raymond M. Sugiyama, DDS MS

For over thirty years, their practice has successfully helped residents of Orange and Los Angeles counties in achieving the smile of their dreams. Doctors Kim and Sugiyama, along with a friendly and caring staff, are committed to providing the highest quality orthodontic care in a professional and comfortable environment.

Summer Food Programs

Children can receive free nutritious meals during school vacation and off-track periods through the following programs.

Year-Round Food Banks

A list of local food bank for families in need of food supplies.