7 Things You Should Know About Your Child’s Mental Health

7 Things You Should Know About Your Child’s Mental Health

Raising children isn’t a walk in the park, but it is one of the most fulfilling things a person can do in their lifetime. Thankfully, no one has to take on this task alone; this is the beauty of being part of a community. The truth is it takes a village to raise a...

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My child is sick. What should I do now?

My child is sick. What should I do now?

The pediatricians at Children’s Medical Group are committed to providing the best possible care for your child when they are well and when they are sick. Of course, no one plans on getting sick, but when your child does, we offer same day urgent care visits 7 days a...

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15 Ideas for Celebrating New Year’s Eve at Home with Kids

15 Ideas for Celebrating New Year’s Eve at Home with Kids

Celebrating New Year's Eve with kids doesn't have to be a boring night at home. We’ve rounded up 15 fantastic family-friendly activities to celebrate New Year's Eve with kids at home. The most meaningful celebrations are the simple ones with those we love the most....

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Healthy New Year’s Resolutions for Children & Teens

Healthy New Year’s Resolutions for Children & Teens

The start of a new year is a great time to help your children focus on forming good habits. Making New Year's resolutions can be a fun way to do this! As a pediatrician and mom of three kids, I know how important it is to set healthy goals with kids – and to be...

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8 Ways to Help Boost Your Child’s Immune System

8 Ways to Help Boost Your Child’s Immune System

Colds and flu are a fact of life, but there are smart steps you can take to help keep your kids healthy. What can you do to protect your child from the endless array of germs they encounter? Well, in some ways, getting sick is simply part of a kid's job...

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Choosing Safe Toys

Choosing Safe Toys

Toys are a fun and important part of every child's development. But each year, many kids are treated in hospital emergency departments for toy-related injuries. Choking is a risk for kids ages 3 or younger, because they tend to put objects in their mouths....

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Rudolph Celery Snacks – Healthy Christmas Snack Idea

Rudolph Celery Snacks – Healthy Christmas Snack Idea

These healthy Rudolph Celery Snacks are the perfect Christmas snack idea for kids. They are easy to make, taste delicious, and are so cute. Serve these celery snacks up for a holiday party or make a tray of these peanut butter celery sticks for an afternoon snack;...

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Small Battery Safety at Home: A Winter Holiday Walkthrough

Small Battery Safety at Home: A Winter Holiday Walkthrough

In many family homes, the winter holidays bring extra cheer but also some extra hazards for young children. An important one to keep in mind is button batteries and lithium coin batteries, which can cause serious and sometimes fatal injuries if swallowed....

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Road Trip Play Ideas for Backseat Fun

Road Trip Play Ideas for Backseat Fun

A long car ride can be ideal for quality family time, interesting conversations and entertaining activities—if you make it a screen-free trip! The most important tip to keep in mind when taking a road trip: Don't be afraid of a little boredom. It's natural...

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How long does the flu last?

How long does the flu last?

The best treatment is to take steps to prevent illness. Few common illnesses are more unpleasant than the flu. The aches and pains, chills, fever, and cough are bad enough; add in the other potential symptoms of flu, including runny nose, vomiting, diarrhea,...

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NATIONAL JUVENILE DIABETES MONTH

NATIONAL JUVENILE DIABETES MONTH

Diabetes is becoming more common in young people. According to the CDC, diagnosed cases of type 1 and type 2 diabetes are surging among youth in the United States. From 2001 to 2017, the number of people under age 20 living with type 1 diabetes increased by 45%, and...

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Reading Disorders: What parents need to know

Reading Disorders: What parents need to know

Reading is a cornerstone of learning. However, it's not always easy for all kids to read. About 10 million children in the United States have some sort of reading disorder. People with reading disorders can face challenges when their brain processes written words and...

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healthy snacks

healthy snacks

by Dr. Amanda Penny Like many parents, I frequently struggle to provide healthy snack options.  As a working mom whose kids seem to have endless after-school activities, I need snacks that are quick and convenient.  I’ve challenged myself to seek...

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