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Eye Tests for Children: Why Screening is Important

January 16, 2020

When it comes to making sure kids are growing and developing in healthy ways, there are many factors to keep track of. One area that needs to be checked regularly is your child’s vision. Consistent vision screenings are an important part of preventative healthcare for children. Your pediatrician is always the best resource for all...

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9 New Year’s Resolutions for the Whole Family

December 30, 2019

As this year winds down, you might be thinking about what you can do in the upcoming year to improve family life. It can be a good idea to sit down with the family and set some New Year’s resolutions that will make life happier and healthier for everyone. We’ve come up with some inspiration...

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What’s the Difference Between a Cold and the Flu?

December 16, 2019

During cold and flu season, you probably take extra precautions to prevent your family from getting sick. You enforce hand washing, disinfect surfaces, and have the whole family vaccinated. But even when you do all the right things, there is still a chance of your child coming down with a cold or the flu.  The...

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Child Well-Visits: 8 Questions to Ask at Your Next Appointment

November 25, 2019

Whether you are a new parent or have older kids, there are always things to learn about your child’s development and health. That’s why it’s important for you to schedule child-well visits with a pediatrician. Pediatricians are highly trained in the conditions of childhood, so they have a wealth of information you can use to...

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Baby’s First Foods: Tips for Starting Solids

November 15, 2019

As babies grow and develop, their needs change. And time can fly by when watching your child grow up, so certain changes may sneak up on you. One big milestone for infants is branching out from an exclusively breastmilk or formula diet. But what should your baby’s first foods be? For the best and safest...

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How to Recognize Signs of Bullying

October 30, 2019

As a parent, there are a million little things to worry about when it comes to raising a happy, healthy, confident, and capable child. One issue that concerns parents of school-aged children is bullying. Bullying is a huge problem for many children in the U.S. and efforts to decrease and prevent it have gained public...

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Fall Bucket List for Families

October 18, 2019

Now that it’s October, we are officially in fall mode! It can be a bummer to say goodbye to summer, but fall has so much to offer that it’s easy to make the transition from shorts to sweaters. With its cooler temperatures and a variety of seasonal activities on offer, fall is the perfect time...

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The Health Benefits of Yoga for Kids

September 30, 2019

Over the last several decades, yoga has become a popular form of exercise. From physical strength and flexibility to helping those who practice it deal with stress and emotions, the health benefits of yoga are numerous. Usually, you hear about the benefits adults get from yoga, but children can also derive great health benefits from...

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10 Most Common School-Age Illnesses

September 16, 2019

One thing that concerns many parents as they send their kids back to school is all the common illnesses kids can catch. Not only do you hate to see them sick, but they often have to miss school which means you may have to miss work to care for them. Plus, there’s the risk that...

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When to Keep Your Child Home from School

August 26, 2019

Being a parent is great, but when your child is sick it presents some challenges, to say the least. As if them feeling poorly isn’t bad enough, it often creates disruptions to all other areas of your life. If a child is too sick to go to school or daycare, you may have to miss...

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