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How to have a safe Halloween
on Mon, October 30, 2017
Halloween is an exciting time of year for kids that allows them to dress up as their favorite characters and decorate for the holiday.  But it can also be a...
on Wed, October 25, 2017
Halloween is my favorite holiday. I love to see kids get to use their imaginations in deciding on their costume. From the kids' perspective, Halloween is all...
Flu shot
on Thu, October 19, 2017
To best protect kids from the influenza virus, The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that all children 6 months and older get the flu shot before the...
Water is the best drink for kids
on Tue, September 12, 2017
It may seem like a good idea to give your kids sports drinks to rehydrate as they play outside or participate in sporting activities, especially in warm...
Injectable epinephrine
on Thu, September 07, 2017
A recent study by Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, looked at the patient records from more than 400 pediatric and young adult patients who had...
Getting kids on a back-to-school sleep schedule
on Tue, August 08, 2017
Most kids have probably gotten out of a bedtime routine this summer while they are out of school. It’s important to get them back on a sleep schedule now,...
Kids and caffeine
on Fri, July 21, 2017
Caffeine and kids are an unhealthy mix, says Amy Seery, MD, a pediatrician with Ascension Medical Group and a faculty member of the Ascension Via Christi...
 Octopus for Preemie program
on Tue, June 13, 2017
The similarity between a singular umbilical cord and an octopus’ tentacles may not be readily apparent.   The Octopus for Preemie program, a national nonprofit...
Cryptosporidium
on Fri, June 09, 2017
While cooling off in a pool or lake may look refreshing on a hot summer’s day, you may want to be aware of this danger lurking beneath the surface before...
Juice not recommended for children under the age of one
on Wed, June 07, 2017
For a long time we’ve been convinced that fruit juice is a necessary part of our diets and that’s definitely not true.  As a result, it may have come as a...

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