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Facts About the Flu!

Influenza is a viral respiratory infection that occurs every year in the fall and winter months.  Muscle pain, headaches, fever, chills, runny nose, sore throat, cough, and fevers can all be signs of influenza. These symptoms can be similar to a common cold, however if your child has most of these symptoms without a fever, then it probably is NOT …

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Bothered by Bullies?

Bullying affects children of all ages and sizes, and can include physical, verbal, and social issues. Bullying often happens wherever adults are not watching, either at school, in the neighborhood, or even just online. Children who experience any kind of bullying can have lasting consequences including mental health issues, poor school performance, and even a higher risk of substance abuse …

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Have a HAPPY and HEALTHY Halloween!

Halloween is almost here! Before your kids go trick or treating, check out these tips from The American Academy of Pediatrics to help them have a healthy and happy Halloween! Plan costumes that are bright and reflective or consider adding reflective tape for greater visibility. Make sure shoes fit well and costumes are short enough to prevent tripping. Consider non-toxic …

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Keeping Your Baby Safe

Every parent wants to make sure their baby is always safe, but especially when the baby is out of view or sleeping in their bedroom. How do you know if your home is truly “babyproofed”? Every home is different, but this information from the American Academy of Pediatrics can help you ensure you are doing everything you can to keep …

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Influenza Season – Protect Your Loved Ones!

As the weather is turning colder, unfortunately, that also means that flu season is upon us. Flu season usually starts in the fall and ends in the spring. Influenza or “The Flu” is an illness caused by a respiratory virus. The flu can spread rapidly through schools, homes, and communities. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that everyone over the …

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Fall Sports Are Here-What You Need To Know About Concussions

Fall sports have started back up again! Every sport comes with some level of risk, but concussions are one of the more common injuries in youth and high school sports including football, soccer, lacrosse, basketball, hockey, and cheerleading. A concussion is an injury that can temporarily disrupt the normal function of the brain. This will affect a child’s ability to …

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Enjoy the Summer Sun Safely!

It has been really hot around here lately! Spending time in the sun can be a wonderful summer activity, but it is important to protect your family from harm that can come with too much time in the sun. Follow these tips from The American Academy of Pediatrics to help keep your family safe! Simple Rules to Protect your Family …

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ATV Summer Safety Tips for Kids

Summer is coming soon, and many are looking forward to all of the activities summer offers. Camping, swimming, hiking, and traveling can all be great ways to enjoy the warm weather with the people you love. ATV riding has become a popular hobby for people of all ages. Unfortunately, according to The AAP, children are involved in about 30% of …

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Keeping Calm in Chaos!

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month. Anger is often the beginning of any situation where verbal, physical, or emotional abuse occurs. It can be hard to stay calm and to help your children stay calm when chaos seems to be all around. Children of different ages express their anxiety or fear differently. Younger children are more likely to act out …

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Autism Awareness

April is Autism Awareness Month. Some signs of autism can be seen in babies as developmental differences in speech and language. Many with autism sit, crawl, and walk on time, so other less noticeable differences may go unnoticed. The American Academy of Pediatrics shares the following on how to recognize signs of autism. Keep in mind every child is different, …