Fruit and veggies matter

Study after study confirms that including more fruits and vegetables in your diet, has a positive impact on your health. A 2013 report from the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion’s Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity stated that American adults consume fruit 1.1 times per day and vegetables about 1.6…
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Help bring awareness to childhood cancers

September is National Childhood Cancer Awareness month. Across the country, families, caregivers, charities and researchers observe this month to raise awareness of the approximately 15,000 children under the age of 15 who develop cancer each year in the United States.       Childhood cancers often fall into the following categories: Leukemia (a cancer of the…
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Routines: Good for you and your children

It seems that we are all in a big hurry these days and life is often chaotic when you have young children in the home. Having routines is really important for young children’s health and development. Routines have been shown to be positively associated with social-emotional and cognitive development and school readiness and negatively associated…
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Facts about enterovirus

Across the country, an increasing number of children are being hospitalized for respiratory illnesses. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has suggested that health care providers consider testing for enterovirus D68 in young children with severe respiratory illness. According to the CDC’s website, not everyone who gets enterovirus will get sick, but children and…
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Take control during tantrums

We have all seen this: a toddler wants something; he doesn’t get it. Suddenly there is an ear-piercing series of shrieks, and a kicking, screaming crying toddler is on the floor at your feet. What is a parent to do? A tantrum is a throwback to early infancy, when the infant would communicate a need…
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