Halloween Safety Tips from the American Academy of Pediatrics

Halloween is an exciting time of year for kids, and to help them have a safe holiday, here are some tips from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). Feel free to excerpt these tips or use them in their entirety for any print or broadcast story, with acknowledgment...

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Recipe – Apple Chips

3 to 4 crisp, ripe organic apples 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon 1 tablespoon granulated sweetener of your choice (optional) Slice off the top, stem side, of the apple and then slice the apple into thin rounds, somewhere between 1/8″ to 1/4″ thick. A mandoline slicer...

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Children and Music: Benefits of Music in Child Development

Singing and music play an important role in our culture. You'll find music present in many aspects of our lives: theater, television, movies, worship, holidays, celebrations, and government and military ceremonies. At home, music can become part of our family culture...

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Naps May Enhance ‘Emotional Memory’ in Children

To create and recall firm memories about an emotional situation, otherwise known as "emotional memory," children need a lengthy nap plus quality sleep the next night, new research suggests. It's possible that the combination of such sleep also helps children settle...

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Pediatricians drop age limit for rear-facing car seats

By Jamie Gumbrecht, CNN Updated 10:38 PM ET, Thu August 30, 2018 Children should ride in rear-facing car seats until they reach the height or weight limit for the seat, according to updated recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics. This changes the...

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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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When Kids Focus on 1 Sport, Overuse Injuries Rise

By Maureen Salamon HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Aug. 22, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Young athletes specializing in one sport may hope it's a ticket to an athletic scholarship in college, but a new analysis suggests the practice might also doom them to overuse injuries....

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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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