The ABCs of Good Health Start With Immunizations

For many, back-to-school means a new backpack, folders, books, and clothes. But it’s also a time to make sure your child has what he or she needs most to be successful - good health. Immunizations have helped children stay healthy for more than 50 years. They are...

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The Nurse Is In: Keeping Children Healthy at School

School nurses play an important role in schools. The responsibilities of school nurses have grown over the past century. Although the focus of keeping students healthy and in school is the same, the health needs and complexity of many students have changed. Today’s...

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Celebrating World Breastfeeding Week

Celebrating World Breastfeeding Week by Joanna Storey, MD August 1 through 7 is World Breastfeeding Week this year, an opportunity for communities around the world to celebrate and promote breastfeeding and its benefits for moms and babies. Breast milk truly is...

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Air Travel Tips

Traveling with children can be a delight and a challenge. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has the following tips for safe and stress-free family air travel. Please use the tips in any print or broadcast story, with appropriate attribution of source. General...

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Food Poisoning

Food poisoning can really throw you for a loop. After eating germ-infected food, a person can develop sudden and severe symptoms like vomiting and diarrhea. Medical treatment is usually not needed, but home care is important. If your child develops food poisoning,...

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What Is Salmonella?

What Is Salmonella? Salmonella is a kind of bacteria, with many different types. The type responsible for most infections in humans is carried by chickens, cows, pigs, and reptiles (such as turtles, lizards, and iguanas). Another, rarer form — called Salmonella...

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Top 7 Kitchen Safety Kids to Teach Your Kids

While cooking is fun, being safe is the most important ingredient of any successful dish.  Here are a few Kitchen Safety Rules for Kids to get you started.  1. Always ask an adult’s permission before cooking in the kitchen This may seem obvious at first, but as your...

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6 Ways to Keep Your Kids Reading This Summer

Every fall, teachers struggle to re-teach the skills kids mastered the year before, and at the top of that list is reading skills. If you’re a parent with a school-age child, you’re no doubt well aware of the summer “learning gap” issue. Three months off of school may...

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Summer Safety

by Dr. Darren Scoggin Summer is right around the corner! Time to dust off the beach bags, get some sunscreen, and get outdoors! This post is designed to discuss some tips to help you prepare for a fun-filled, safe summer. 1. Watch out for the sun! We all know that UV...

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