Posts Tagged: wellness

Sun safety tips for summer

May is skin cancer awareness month. Prevention is knowledge, therefore it’s important you know your ABCs. If you have a mole or skin lesion, look for the following: A-Asymmetry B-Border Irregular C-Color Varies D-Diameter Larger than 6mm E-Evolving Appearance (is it changing?) If you have concerns about your skin or see any of these issues,…
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Understanding suicide prevention

Suicide is a “permanent solution to a temporary problem.” That is something a wise psychiatrist told me one time and it rings true. Suicide is currently the eighth leading cause of death in the United States. Men complete suicide four times more often than women. However, women tend to attempt suicide more often than men….
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Feeding your picky eater

Feeding problems are quite common in the second year of life. Food preferences are a way of expressing the toddler’s sense of self and his emerging autonomy. As the toddler becomes more interested in being in charge, he may become uncooperative with spoon feeding, preferring to feed himself. Using two spoons can be very helpful here,…
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Tips for feeding your infant or toddler

When caring for a newborn, feeding is probably the single most important thing that parents do for their infant. Feeding is therefore very tightly bound up in our feelings about parenting from the very beginning. Recommendations for feeding infants usually consist of exclusive breastfeeding (or exclusive formula feeding if breastfeeding is not possible) until approximately…
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