Tips to Boost the Immune System After Heading Back To School

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Most of the time, our immune systems work quite well to keep us healthy. It does a wonderful job regulating itself and doesn’t necessarily need that much help. As we prepare our kids for school and the upcoming fall and winter months, it’s helpful to understand that there may be times when our immune system…

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Preparing for School & Staying Healthy

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Summer is quickly coming to a close, with a new school year just around the corner. Once the kids are back in school, time seems to fly by even faster. Between practices, homework and extracurricular activities, it seems hard to even find time to breathe. And when time gets tight, your health is often the…

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Winter Safety Tips For Kids

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Winter is a magical time of year: snowflakes, hot cocoa, warm mittens, sledding, skiing and more. What isn’t so magical is getting hurt from being out in the cold for too long. Keep your child safe this winter season with these winter safety tips for kids from the Association of Childcare Physicians: How to Dress…

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Germs Beware! How to Stay Well When Your Kids Get Sick

Stay Well When Your Kids Get Sick

During cold and flu season, it’s pretty much inevitable that someone you know either at work, school, or in your household will get sick. Especially in the close quarters of your home, having a child battling a cold or flu virus means it’s important to be diligent about staying healthy. As their caregiver, staying well…

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Teach Your Kids The Dangers of OTC Medicine Misuse

Discussing the danger of over-the-counter (OTC) medicine misuse is a very important but often overlooked conversation that every parent needs to have with his or her children. All too often, children are taken to the E.R. due to the accidental misusage of OTC medicines. Educating your children on the importance of medicine safety can help…

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Croup And Your Child: What You Need to Know

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As parents, we know that sleepless night can happen. Whether it’s a knock on the bedroom door in the middle of the night because of a nightmare, or a sleepy-eyed child that can’t sleep due to a bellyache, we tend to sleep with one eye (and one ear) open and alert. When illness strikes upon…

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Tips on How to Protect Your Children This Flu Season

Did you know that each year an average of 20,000 children aged 5 years or younger are hospitalized due to flu-related complications? Influenza, commonly known as the flu, causes more trips to the hospital than any other vaccine-preventable disease. In addition to getting your annual flu shot, there are ways that you can protect yourself…

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Is It A Cold Or Allergies?

You just heard it: that first sneeze. Your child is in the other room watching Sesame Street and sneezes again. As you run into the room with a handful of tissues, ready to assess the situation, you’re wondering if the dreaded cold virus has finally made a visit this cold and flu season to your…

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Dealing With Those Messy Stomach Viruses

As school starts up again, runny noses, coughing and other common cold symptoms begin to surface through the classroom hallways and those same germs ultimately make it home. While coughing and runny noses can linger for days, stomach viruses usually erupt quickly and ferociously, making parents everywhere worry about hygiene, hydration, and stopping its contamination…

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