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May • 2 • 2022

Tips to Maintain Your Child's Healthy Weight

The alarms are sounding – and not the ones heard on your child’s video game. Childhood obesity has more than doubled in the past 30 years, according to the Center for Disease Control.

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May • 2 • 2022

Preventing 5 Common Childhood Health Issues

As the old saying goes, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. This is certainly true with many common childhood illnesses. Things as simple as handwashing and drinking fluids can go a long...

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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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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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Nov • 4 • 2019

‘Tis the Season for Stomach Bugs

Did you know “stomach flu” isn’t flu at all? Gastroenteritis, which affects the stomach and intestines, is not related to influenza, a virus of the respiratory system.

It goes by many names. Whether...

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Sep • 29 • 2018

Understanding Pinkeye: Common Questions From Parents

Pinkeye can be highly contagious. If your child or someone in your family has pinkeye, consult a family doctor or ophthalmologist. It’s important to determine exactly what’s going on, and what steps...

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Jan • 24 • 2018

Does My Teen Still Need Well-Child Visits?

The number of U.S. kids receiving well-child care has increased in the past 10 years. An estimate from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) showed that the rate of children age 10 to 17 who did not...

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Jan • 2 • 2018

What are the Normal Side Effects of Vaccines?

Vaccines are an important part of preventive health care. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) maintains a helpful list of vaccines that are recommended for people at all stages of life, from birth...

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Dec • 26 • 2017

5 Facts about Kids’ Fevers and When to Call a Doctor

Almost every parent has felt the panic that accompanies a rising fever. As your child’s temperature creeps up, it’s hard to know whether to call a doctor. Is it just a little cold? Is it a sign of...

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Aug • 2 • 2016

Safe Sleep Practices Protect Your Infant

Your infant’s health and safety are your top priorities as a new parent.

You do everything in your power to keep them warm and comfortable. In those early months, however, you must be careful when...

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Jul • 25 • 2016

Your Baby's Business Begins With Insurance

When a new baby arrives, events happen at warp speed. You function on adrenaline - from the birth to the onslaught of visitors to the final preparations for the trip home.

In all of the excitement,...

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