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How To Know if Your Kid Has the Common Cold, Flu or COVID-19

There’s no denying that diagnosing your child’s flu-like symptoms can be tricky, especially when the common cold, flu, and COVID-19 share roughly the same symptoms. These tell-tale signs often include having a sore throat, persistent cough, and high fever. The common cold, flu, and COVID-19 are illnesses caused by viruses that attack the respiratory tract. …

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What Is Telemedicine And Why Does It Matter To You?

What is Telemedicine and why does it matter to you? Picture this: it’s 8pm on a Monday night and your 4 year old has a rash. They don’t have a fever and are not complaining of any discomfort, so your mommy intuition says it doesn’t medical immediate attention, but you aren’t 100% sure. Not to …

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Head Lice Prevention Month

School is back in session, which means germs, germs, and more germs! We know you’ve been having conversations with your children about how to protect themselves from germs and bacteria that could lead to infection (and more importantly, missed school days) – but what’s about head lice? Head lice is just as important as other …

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School’s Out For Summer!

Well, almost. The last day of school is Wednesday, May 29, which means there are thousands of excited kids that can’t wait to spend the next 10 weeks never once thinking about school. Summer fun is a staple in the lives is of most school-aged children, but in order to have a great summer it …

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Allergies Or A Cold?

            It’s that time of the year where flowers are blooming, birds are chirping, and allergies are coming on in full force. This year’s allergies have been especially intense with extremely high rates of pollen causing misery in the eyes and noses of those young and old.       …

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Raising Healthy Eaters… Easier Said Than Done?

A healthy diet is critical to strong bodies, smart brains, and successful lives. Easier said than done, right? We know that kids don’t naturally gravitate towards healthy foods, especially with all the junk food temptation available on TV commercials, marketing, and at our fingertips from a quick stroll down the isle of any grocery/convenience store. …

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Bacteria? Virus? Infection? What’s the difference?

It’s that time of the year where everyone is sick. You hear phrases like “it’s going around“, but what is it? Bacterial and viral infections often start with the similar symptoms, so if you’re not a medical professional it can be confusing trying to differentiate symptoms to decide whether an over-the-counter medicine can treat symptoms, …

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Resolutions For The Whole Family

  We’re one week into 2019 and parents everywhere are working hard to keep their New Year’s Resolutions. Every year, over 60% of Americans set goals to make healthy lifestyle changes. However, research shows that within the first two weeks of those resolutions, 25% give up on their goals. Ultimately, only about 8% of people …

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