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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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Summer Screen Time Rules

  Parents, we know you’ve been there. You’re busy finishing a project, making dinner, cleaning up the house (or all of the above) so you turn on the TV to occupy your child and before you know it Netflix has taken them through 8 episodes of PJ Masks. Now that school is out screen time …

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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 …

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FBI – Foreign Body Ingestions

  If you’ve spent any time with a toddler, then you know they are curious beings. Children between the ages of six months and three years old are at high risk of accidentally ingesting foreign objects into their bodies, due to their innate curiosity of putting things into their mouths, noses and ears. Luckily, most …

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How Sleep Affects Children’s Health

A normal sleep routine is critical to child development and establishing a healthy lifestyle. In fact, sleep is one of the primary activities in early development of children and is an indispensable part of success. An adequate sleep schedule has shown to improve attention, behavior, learning, memory, and overall mental/physical health in school-aged children. In …

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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 …

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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 actually …

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