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Managing Choking Risks in Your Home

One thing is for certain: if you are having a child, your home environment must undergo changes. Providing a safe and loving environment for your child means familiarizing yourself with everything in your home that poses a potential risk.

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Healthy Cell Phone Habits for Parents

The devices in our pockets are capable of some pretty amazing things—whether it’s constant contact with friends on social media, increased mindfulness when working out with an app that tracks your physical activity, or simply the thrill of discovery when reading the news.

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Treating Childhood Injuries

With kids come accidents. And as parents, it’s hard sometimes to discern what injury can be treated at home and what should be treated by a professional. Here are some easy-to remember tips to identifying injuries and what you can do to treat them.

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Binge Drinking and Teens

Raising teenagers can be one of the most rewarding experiences in parenting. There is something amazing about seeing a child turn into a young adult and start making good decisions that are based on their own personalities and moral compass.

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Daylight Saving Time Strategies for ZZZs

Every March we "spring forward" in concert with daylight saving time. Starting the second Sunday in March and ending the first Sunday in November, the practice involves moving our clocks forward one hour. 

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What is ADHD?

1 in 10 children may be diagnosed with it. How is it recognized and treated?

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Fetal Development in the First Trimester

Welcome to pregnancy! The first 12 weeks of your pregnancy is an important time in the development of your baby. Caring for this new life can be both exciting and exhausting!

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When Your Newborn Has a Fever

Did you know that newborns are not prepared to handle changes in body temperature like adults and older children? As adults, we have more control over our body temperature. When we are too cold, we shiver to warm up. When we're too hot, we sweat to help cool down.

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Identifying Warning Signs in Babies

Do you ever wish your baby came with an instruction manual for troubleshooting the source of their behavior?

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Is Your Daughter at Risk for Female Athlete Triad?

The female athlete triad is a combination of 3 conditions seen in young, athletic women caused by an imbalance in the energy consumed and the energy expended. The female athlete triad includes eating problems, menstrual irregularities and weak bones.

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Driving on Halloween

Halloween is a fun night for kids with dressing up and collecting treats. As drivers, we should be especially vigilant on that night for little trick-or-treaters.

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Does Halloween Candy Go Bad?

It's almost time for trick-or-treaters! It is estimated that 170 million people will celebrate Halloween this year with over three-fourths of households planning to hand out candy. We will purchase over 600 million pounds of candy for Halloween, with candy corn weighing in at 20 million pounds. 

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Categories: nutrition, health-notes,


7 Ways Parents Can Prevent Sports Injuries

We all want our kids to be safe when practicing their sport and, as a parent, there are some things you can do to help prevent injuries.

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Keeping Young Children Safe from Foreign Objects

An adult would never try to see if a grape will fit in her ear.

Curious young children, however, think very differently than parents and adults. This curiosity sometimes causes kids to place small "foreign" objects in odd places like the nose, ears or throat.

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Understanding the Teen Brain

Proper judgement and good decision making are some of the hardest things to pass along to your teens. It has nothing to do with their intelligence or marks in school, the region of teenagers' brains responsible for rational thinking is not fully developed until age 25.

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