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Stress Management Tips for Teens

May is Mental Health Awareness month. Since the start of the pandemic, hospitals have seen more mental health emergencies among kids. The ongoing stress, fear, and grief has weighed heavily on children and teens, and many are having a hard time coping emotionally. Unfortunately, life will always bring different types of stress to everyone. It is important for parents to …

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Play It Safe!

Even though there is still snow on the ground, spring is almost here! Some spring sports have already begun, and many players have been practicing outside in the snowy conditions all week! Playing sports has many benefits, but all sports come with a risk of injury. Contact sports usually have a greater risk of a traumatic injury, but most injuries …

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Home Treatments for Respiratory Viruses

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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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 …