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How to Treat and Control Eczema

Do your kids have dry, rough, itchy patches of skin? It could be eczema! The rash may appear red on lighter skin, or purple or grey on darker skin. With eczema, the skin barrier isn’t holding in water well, and as a result, the skin becomes dry, cracked, and is more likely to become infected. Flare-ups are common, and can …

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Are Your Children Stressed?

These days it seems like the stress on our kids is at an all-time high! Some kids are going to school, some are doing school at home. Some are able to do their activities, some are not. The uncertainty and changes can be really hard on kids and adults! Signs of stress and mental health issues are not the same …

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Nutrition Tips for Busy Families!

It seems like every night can be a busy night as parents juggle sports, dance class, homework, and other activities. Sometimes it can be hard to make sure your family is eating healthy when you are short on time. According to a report from the CDC, 1 in 3 American children and teens eat fast food daily! The American Academy …

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Safety Tips for Spring Sports

Spring is almost here! In many places, spring sports have already begun. All sports come with a risk of injury, but in most cases the benefits of playing sports outweigh the risks. Contact sports usually have a greater risk of a traumatic injury, but most injuries in young athletes are due to overuse. Sprains, strains, and stress fractures are the …

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Get Rid of Germs!

Germs are all around us, and parents everywhere are trying to make sure to keep their homes and children as healthy and germ-free as possible. What is the most important thing you can do to help prevent sickness and disease? According to The American Academy of Pediatrics, it’s WASHING YOUR HANDS! It is important to teach your kids from an …

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Fevers- Fact or Fiction?

This year, almost everyone has had their temperature taken significantly more than ever have before! Taking your temperature is a good way to determine if you have a fever. Almost all fevers are caused by a new infection, but not all fevers require treatment or indicate a serious problem. Most fevers with viral illnesses range between 101° and 104° F, …

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Help Your Kids LEARN to READ and LOVE to READ!

Kids know they need to read to get good grades at school. Sometimes, they might even feel like they read all day long at school! Reading is very good for kids, but sometimes it is hard to get them to want to read outside of school. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), the best thing parents can do …

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Common Cold or RSV?

Respiratory Syncytial Virus or RSV for short, is a virus that infects the lungs and breathing passages and will affect almost all children before they are two years old. When healthy children get RSV, it will effect them just like a cold, but some children can become very sick when they contract RSV. RSV is the main cause of pneumonia …

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Important Info on Influenza!

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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Give Your Kids A Break!

Have you given your kids a break lately? A break from screens? Video games, social media, movie streaming, and online learning are contributing to more children spending more time on computers, tablets, TVs, and smartphones. According to The American Academy of Pediatrics, too much screen time can cause issues with your child’s eyes and general well-being. Research shows that children …