Sharecare Top 5: Kids and Too Much Tech, How Psoriasis May Affect Your Pregnancy, and the Juicy Truth About Red Meat

 

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This week on Sharecare we’re offering ways to get your kids less connected to their electronics, explaining why less red meat may mean a longer life and helping you worry less about psoriasis symptoms during pregnancy.

1. A combined 16 million school-aged kids have asthma or food allergies. If your child is one of them, you want to make sure she knows what to do in the case of a health emergency. Follow these four steps to ensure your child — and her teachers — are prepared.

2. Unsure whether red meat and processed meats — think hot dogs and bacon — are harmful to your health? Nutritionist Janis Jibrin, RD, is here to offer some insight into these cookout favorites.

3. If you’re having trouble getting your child or teen to engage in real life because they’re too attached to their tech devices, you’re not alone. Take our quiz to learn about the harmful effects of technology on your kids, and get ways to limit their exposure.

4. Worried about how your psoriasis meds will impact your pregnancy and your baby? Find out which medications and treatments are safe to take — as well as which to avoid — for a smoother nine months.

5. Myth: Healthy weight loss means skipping meals.
Fact: Healthy weight loss begins when you consume fewer calories than you burn.  Dr. Mehmet Oz and Dr. Mike Roizen explain why skimping out on meals can actually backfire and actually lead to weight gain.