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Preventing Tooth Decay

Teaching your child the importance of proper dental hygiene will keep them out of the dentist's office and free of the pain and discomfort associated with tooth decay. Everyone is at risk for cavities, but a regular routine of brushing and flossing can aid in the prevention of serious decay.

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3 Tips for a Safer Kitchen

The kitchen is a place where your family comes together to share more than just a table at mealtime. However, compared to almost every other room in the house, your kitchen poses the greatest health risks and safety hazards. While accidents can still occur, you can create a safer home for you and your family by following these three tips.

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Halloween Costume Safety Tips

From carving jack-o-lanterns to toasting pumpkin seeds and counting candy, I have many fond memories of celebrating Halloween as a kid.

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When To Call Your Baby's Doctor

Bringing your baby home from the hospital is such an exciting life event. You may be unsure if your baby is showing normal newborn behavior or if something is wrong. Here are some general signs that are reasons to contact your child's doctor.

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What to Expect in the Hospital

As an expecting mother, you may feel like your preparation for the big day may never end. If you are expecting your second child, you may already know the drill.

Whether you are giving birth to your first child or not, knowing what to expect when you get to the hospital can eliminate some of the mystery and doubt about giving birth.

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Making Family Fitness Fun

Encouraging kids to stay active and eat well are very important. However, it may not be enough to have them go at it alone.

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What to Expect the First Two Weeks at Home with Your Newborn

The first 2 weeks at home with your newborn baby can be joyful and exciting, but there can also be uncertainty as you both get to know each other.

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A solar eclipse is an exciting event occurring only a few times in our lives. They happen when the moon passes between the Earth and the sun, blocking sunlight from reaching the Earth for a few minutes. In some areas, the moon will completely block sunlight, causing what is known as "totality."

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Prevention and Treatment of Childhood Obesity

Obesity is a serious, long-term disease characterized by an excess of body fat. While it is challenging to calculate a direct measure of body fat, doctors utilize a guideline known as the body mass index to compare the standards for children of the same age and gender.

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How to Raise Kids Who Are Lifelong Movers

Physical activity is important for all stages of life. It affects our mood, perception of self, and our overall health. As a general rule kids enjoy being active, but as we age our activity level and amount of movement decreases which could lead to health problems later in life. So how do we raise kids who value being active throughout their lives? How do we bridge the gap between the fun, active child and the sedentary adult?

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5 Ways to Encourage Your Kids to be Active

When it comes to activity, every child has different preferences. Some kids enjoy activities like bowling, tennis or running which focus on an individual's skill. Other kids gravitate toward sports like soccer, basketball or volleyball where they add their skill to a team. Whether your kids are playing solo or on a team, every child can benefit from physical activity.

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Why is Exercise Important for Kids?

You may have heard that kids should have at least 60 minutes a day of physical activity, but do you know why? Physical activity is known to benefit gross and fine motor skills, confidence and self-esteem, and a healthy weight.

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Traveling While Pregnant

Traveling can be physically and mentally taxing on anyone, but it can often become difficult for expecting women. Even the easiest of transportation methods we often take for granted can become very complicated.

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How Much is Too Much Exercise When Pregnant?

It is highly recommended that pregnant women maintain a regular exercise routine. During pregnancy, the suggested duration of exercise is at least 30 minutes a day. It is also advised to avoid participating in long, intense workouts, especially in warmer conditions. When exercising, always take frequent breaks and stay hydrated.  We recommend wearing a heart rate monitor to monitor your heart rate. Usually try to keep the rate under 150bpm.  You may need to modify your workout as your pregnancy progresses.

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Treating Warts in Children

Warts are common skin growths caused by the papillomavirus that can spread easily in both children and adults. While warts are noncancerous, they can be bothersome and even unsightly. Fortunately, most types of warts will go away on their own over time even without any medical treatment.

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