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When Is It OK For A Sick Child To Go Back To School?

CommentsPosted by: Dr. Ashley Lucas on Jan 21, 2016 in Parenting, Toddlers

With flu season in full swing, many parents are keeping their children at home to let them rest and heal up from the season’s nagging illness. But how can parents know when the time is right to send their flu-stricken – or any other virus or disease – kids back to school and their normal […]

Flu Bug Biting Hard: How to Keep Your Child Safe and Healthy

CommentsPosted by: stephensanches on Jan 19, 2016 in Babies, Parenting, Toddlers

Muscle aches. High fever. Sore throat. Nagging cough. Yep, it’s flu season! Every medical professional, from national agencies like the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Red Cross to local doctors like The Pediatric Clinic’s Dr. Stephen Sanches say the best course of action to preparing your child’s and your own body starts with […]

Helping Your Children with New Year’s Resolutions

CommentsPosted by: admin on Jan 07, 2016 in Family Fun, Milestones, Parenting

The start of the new year is a time for new beginnings, and many people start the year off with a list of resolutions to follow throughout 2016. It’s not just adults who craft a list of things to improve during the year. According to Christine Carter, author of Raising Happiness: 10 Simple Steps for […]

Protect Your Kids’ Wish Lists From These Top Dangerous Toys

W.A.T.C.H (World Against Toys Causing Harm, Inc.) announced its 2015 nominees for 10 worst toys, toys with the greatest potential to cause childhood injuries and even death, at their “Toy Conference” in November 2015. These toys have been subjected to nationwide recalls or can cause digestive problems if eaten or swallowed.

Give Thanks and Be Healthy

The following post is written by Amber McGuerty and Paula Meeks at Woman’s Food and Nutrition Services As the Thanksgiving holiday approaches, remember to be thankful for your health and continue to practice good nutrition habits. Whether you are hosting Thanksgiving dinner or bringing a dish to share, you can modify your recipes to have […]

5 Diet and Lifestyle Tips to Reduce Diabetes Risk

November is National Diabetes Month, observed to draw attention to diabetes and its effects on millions of Americans. The following post was written by Elisa Zied for parents.com. In recent years, there’s been an upward trend in the incidence of type 2 diabetes among children and adolescents. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention […]

What Can I Do About Childhood Obesity?

The following post was written by Jennifer M. Zweigle, RDN, LDN with Woman’s Hospital. Childhood obesity is a complex problem without a single cause. In spite of increasing awareness, the prevalence of overweight and obese children continues to increase. Many parents think their children will outgrow their weight problem, but this is a big misconception. […]

4 Tips For Reducing Your Halloween Candy Haul

By now the ghosts and ghouls have vanished for another year, but you’re still stuck with mounds of chocolate and sugar from your trick or treating. According to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, a Halloween bag with 60 pieces of “fun-size” treats contain an estimated 4,800 calories — including 1.5 cups of fat and 3 cups […]

Is it the baby blues or postpartum depression?

Your body goes through many hormonal changes after you give birth. Some women experience the “baby blues,” which are weepy, sad feelings that usually start on the second or third day after birth and last around 10 days. About 8 out of 10 new mothers experience the baby blues. In some women, hormonal changes can […]

Why is skin-to-skin contact beneficial for moms and babies?

Skin-to-skin contact has excellent benefits for both you and baby. During skin-to-skin contact, baby can feel your warmth and hear your heartbeat and breathing. Relaxing hormones are released in both you and baby, allowing you to bond. Frequent eye and voice contact during skin-to-skin helps with bonding as well. The practice also promotes baby’s natural […]

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