Category: Health

Head Lice: What to Do If Your Child Comes Home With Them

| September 27, 2013 | 11 Comments

There are many wonderful things about the fall season and for children, the return to school. But there is at least one thing about the back to school season that is not so wonderful… with the return of fall comes the return of head lice. If you’ve never been through a lice infestation, the first […]

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August is National Immunization Awareness Month

| August 1, 2013 | 0 Comments

With the kids headed back to school soon, August is a popular month for parents to make appointments for back-to-school doctors’ visits. August is also National Immunization Awareness Month, so it’s a great time to talk to your child’s doctor about any vaccines that he may need this year. The recommendations change fairly frequently as […]

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Old Wives’ Tales: Fact or Fiction?

| July 30, 2013 | 1 Comment

You already know that going out with wet hair won’t cause pneumonia, despite hearing your grandmother say just the contrary. And although it’s fun to guess the sex of an unborn child before the ultrasound, we now know that dangling a ring over a mama-to-be’s belly isn’t an accurate way of guessing whether to buy […]

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Taking Care of You on National Doctor’s Day

| March 30, 2013 | 1 Comment

Today is  National Doctor’s Day, a day set aside to appreciate your doctors. According to Holiday Insights, the day began back in 1933 when Eudora Brown Almond created the holiday to commemorate the anniversary of the usage of general anesthesia in surgery. Nowadays, we take many of our current medical advances for granted, but of […]

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Vitamin D: What You Need to Know

| March 28, 2013 | 2 Comments

You may have heard about vitamin D recently; the health benefits of this fat-soluble vitamin are becoming more and more well-known, and so are the dangers of vitamin D deficiency. You might be wondering whether you need to worry about supplements for you and for your kids. Here are some facts that you should know […]

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When Your Child Gets his First Loose Tooth

| February 28, 2013 | 13 Comments

If your child hasn’t yet lost a first tooth, and has reached the age when you know that it’s probably going to happen soon, you’re probably looking forward to this rather large milestone in your little one’s life. Typically children start to lose their baby teeth around the age of six, usually beginning with the […]

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When Kids Don’t Have Health Insurance

| February 25, 2013 | 16 Comments

According to, there are about 7.3 million uninsured children in the United States, which is nearly 10 percent of all of the kids in the country. That means that about 1 in 10 of our readers may be struggling with the problem of not being able to afford health care for their children. Since […]

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How to Choose a Pediatrician

| February 21, 2013 | 8 Comments

When we moved from New England down to Florida, it was difficult to choose a pediatrician. We had a wonderful doctor for our children up north, and I was pretty sure that we wouldn’t find someone to fill his shoes. For a short time, we actually coasted by with no primary care physician for our […]

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February is Children’s Dental Health Month

| February 2, 2013 | 6 Comments

February is Children’s Dental Health Month. If your child is in school, he’ll probably learn about good oral hygiene this month. In some areas, dentists and hygienists will be visiting elementary schools in order to give presentations and give free dental examinations. You know that healthy teeth and gums add up to a pretty smile, […]

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Recess: Is It Really Necessary?

| January 28, 2013 | 28 Comments

When I was a kid, we had recess before school, at some point in the mid-morning, and again after lunch. Do you remember those days of playing four-square and kickball on the blacktop? I sure do! Many elementary schools across the nation are cutting out recess, however. In my town, the goal is to let […]

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