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What is Juvenile Arthritis?

July 31, 2020

Most children get aches and pains every now and then. However, some children experience pain in their joints beyond the typical “growing pains.” Although it’s mostly thought of as an adult condition, arthritis can affect children. According to the Arthritis National Research Foundation, nearly 300,000 children in America have arthritis. July is Juvenile Arthritis Month,...

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Healthy Meals for Kids to Avoid a Summer Rut

July 17, 2020

Just like the weather, it’s not uncommon for kids’ appetites to change with the seasons. Whether you’ve noticed your children wanting to snack and graze all day or have a hard time getting them to come inside long enough to eat lunch, it’s important to provide them with the nutrients they need to remain healthy...

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Caring For Your Child’s Mental Wellness During a Pandemic

June 29, 2020

Even though kids don’t have the pressure of adult responsibilities, they still feel stressed and anxious. This is especially true during crises or when things are out of the ordinary. To help out, we’ve come up with a list of mental wellness tips for kids during stressful times. Keep these things in mind to help...

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6 Summer Safety Tips for Kids

June 17, 2020

Kids love that summer brings lots of opportunities for fun in the sun. However, parents need to be aware of certain things so kids can be safe and healthy all season long. Here are some helpful summer safety tips to keep in mind and help you make the most of this season: 1. Practice Sun...

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10 Fun Outdoor Activities for Kids This Summer

May 29, 2020

With the weather getting warmer, you and your children may be thinking about all the fun you will have this summer. However, with the stay at home orders and social distancing guidelines in place due to coronavirus, you may not be able to participate in all of your favorite outdoor summer activities. Don’t fear, there...

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6 Tips for Managing Asthma Symptoms in Kids

May 18, 2020

Asthma is a chronic disease in which the tubes that carry air to the lungs become irritated, swollen, and narrow. This can cause shortness of breath, wheezing, coughing, and chest tightness. According to the American Academy of Pediatricians (AAP), 10-15% of school-aged children in the United States have or have had asthma. That’s why for...

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10 Tips for Making A Daily Schedule for Kids When School’s Out

April 29, 2020

When kids are in school, they rely on a routine that guides them through the day. But what happens when they are out of school for Christmas break, summer vacation, or because of special circumstances like a public health crisis? It’s important that kids still have a steady routine when they aren’t in school.  They...

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How Vaccines Work

April 17, 2020

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), over 20 million children are still unvaccinated and under-vaccinated worldwide. That’s why they champion World Immunization Week at the end of April each year. The theme for the campaign is #VaccinesWork For All. And they do. Vaccination is one of the most successful and cost-effective ways to protect...

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Teens and Vaping: What You Need to Know

March 30, 2020

If you have a teen, you might already know about the dangers of e-cigarette use, which is also known as vaping. The U.S. is in the middle of something of a crisis when it comes to teens and vaping. Because March 30 – April 3 is National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week, now is the...

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11 Tips for Managing Seasonal Allergies

March 16, 2020

If spring hasn’t already sprung where you live, then it’s just around the corner. While relief from winter weather is usually welcome, some people suffer from the changing seasons. According to the American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, as many as 40% of children are affected by seasonal allergies like hay fever. Common allergens...

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