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Children’s Health

Tricks for Halloween Safety

With Halloween just around the corner, planning out costumes, pumpkin décor and party festivities may be top of mind. According to a Pediatric Journal study, Halloween is the fourth-most common holiday for children to be admitted to the ER for injuries. Don’t let all of the fun events trick you…

How to Fight the Flu this Season

October is here, and with it comes falling leaves, pumpkin-flavored everything, the beginning of holiday festivities and…the flu. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimated that the 2017-2018 flu season caused almost 49 million illnesses and nearly 80,000 deaths in the U.S. The good…

Stay Healthy this School Year

This time of year is filled with excitement as kids return to school, meet new friends and teachers and participate in extracurricular activities. Unfortunately, it’s also a time for back-to-school germs. While germs aren’t 100% avoidable, there are a few things parents can discuss and implement with their kids to…

Back-to-School Safety Tips

Back-to-school is upon us again and can be an exciting time for parents and kids. Though shopping trips for new clothes and supplies may seem like a priority, parents also need to keep safety top of mind. Many accidents and injuries can be prevented with just a little planning. Dress…

Ease into the New School Year with these Simple Tips

It is hard to believe that summer is coming to an end and the beginning of a new school year is just around the corner. Taking time to plan a few days before school starts can help kids transition from relaxing summer days to busier school days. These tips can…

What expectant mothers need to know about birth defect prevention

Birth defects affect one in every 33 babies (about 3% of all babies) born in the United States each year. While it’s hard to imagine a time when physicians were unaware of the correlation between a mother’s actions and the health of her unborn baby, it…