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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8 Healthy Sleep Habits for Kids

February 28, 2020

Do you know how much sleep your child needs? The American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) has guidelines for the amount of sleep children should get. The guidelines are updated with the latest available science and are endorsed by the American Academy of Pediatrics. The current guidelines are: Infants (4 months to 12 months): 12...

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How to Encourage Good Nutrition For Kids

February 14, 2020

When it comes to eating habits, each child is different. Some children eat well at meals and will try a lot of food. Some kids will only eat certain things or just seem to graze throughout the day rather than sit and eat a meal. Chances are, your child will go through stages where each...

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8 Tips for Choosing a Pediatrician

January 30, 2020

Whether you are an expectant parent looking for a pediatrician for the first time, or a parent looking to change pediatricians, making the right choice can seem daunting. There are so many things to consider, but choosing a pediatrician can be a little bit easier with these tips. 1. Ask for Referrals and Opinions Get...

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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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