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May • 27 • 2021

How to Keep Your Child Safer This Summer

More than 200,000 children ages 14 and younger in the United States are injured in playground-related accidents during the summer.

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Jan • 2 • 2021

What You Need to Know About Children and COVID-19

We have been worried about impact of the coronavirus pandemic on our older population. A significant percentage of people who have become seriously ill or died are seniors with other health issues.

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Nov • 19 • 2020

What We Know About Smoking and Covid-19

Maybe you are taking all precautions possible to prevent the infection of Covid-19. Maybe you are wearing a mask while in the public, staying socially distant from others and washing your hands often.

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Nov • 15 • 2020

The Whys and Hows of Wearing a Mask During the Pandemic

While the benefits of wearing a mask during the Covid-19 outbreak has been politically controversial, the science is clear.

The mask, when worn by everyone while in the public, is an important tool...

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Nov • 5 • 2020

How to Cope With Your Picky Eater

One of the most common frustrations for parents is when they have a picky eater on their hands. How common is it for a child to be considered a picky eater? In a study of 120 children who were...

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Nov • 4 • 2020

How to Help Your Child’s Mental Health During the Pandemic

Being a parent is difficult on the best of days. However, during a pandemic, it might be one of the most overwhelming jobs you have. Many parents are struggling with figuring out the new territory of...

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Oct • 23 • 2020

My Child Has a Big Bruise. Should We See a Doctor?

Most bruises aren’t a big deal. They’re the body’s natural reaction to an impact. Blood cells from deep within the skin collect near the surface, becoming visible as a red, purple, blue, or black...

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Oct • 23 • 2020

Fevers Actually Help Sick Children Get Better

When a child's fever spikes, so does a parent's worrying.

New parents especially become alarmed and tend to panic a bit when their child's forehead feels hot and a quick check of the thermometer...

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Sep • 27 • 2020

Six Ways to Reduce Your Risk of a Stroke

The evening news shares lots of great information about preventing cancer and heart disease.

Yet, the third leading cause of death does not get as much attention - until it strikes and devastates the...

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Sep • 25 • 2020

How Clot-Busting Drugs Combat Strokes

Every moment is critical when you’re having a stroke. In fact, the severity of 8 out of 10 strokes can be limited by fast action. If a stroke patient reaches emergency help within 3 hours, a stroke...

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Sep • 20 • 2020

Post-Stroke Care at Home

Stroke recovery is a lifelong process. Although there’s a persistent myth that all recovery happens within the first few months after a stroke, that doesn’t match the facts. Most stroke patients make...

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Aug • 28 • 2020

There is Hope for Those Considering Suicide

Life's challenges are amplified these days. If you watch the news, there are real threats from a virus and lots of concerns about current events.

Sadly, suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in...

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