Sudden Cardiac Arrest in Young People

On Monday, January 2nd, 2023, NFL fans around the country watched in horror as 24-year-old Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin collapsed on the field in the middle of the game. To an outsider, Hamlin was seemingly in peak physical condition. Although we do not know Hamlin’s full health history, it is likely that he suffered […]

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Dangerous Internet Challenges and Why They Appeal to Kids

Social media challenges and “games” can be a tempting way for kids to gain attention online and win favor in their friend groups. Some social media challenges, like the ALS ice bucket challenge or the mannequin challenge, can be fun and positive activities with little to no lasting consequences. But other challenges that pop up […]

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How to Tame Your Child’s Sweet Tooth

With the holidays winding down, our houses are full of leftover desserts, candy from stockings, and hot chocolate kits received as gifts. Children can be tempted more than ever to feast on all that extra sugary goodness! The USDA’s Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommends children (and parents) limit added sugar to less than 10% of […]

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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! It is important to set healthy goals with kids – and to be realistic about those goals. Kids also love having something to work […]

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Holiday Food Safety Tips

Whether it is holiday cookies, roast turkey, honey baked ham, green bean casserole or even simple homemade rolls, foods are an important ingredient of holiday celebrations. Teaching children to cook​ your family’s recipes can nurture ​ethnic identity and culture, strengthen family relationships and offers​ young chefs a sense of accomplishment. ​But how do we teach our children to cook […]

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Things to Know About the Flu Vaccine

This flu season is off to an early start. In October, a record number of children under age 4 years were hospitalized with the flu—the most in 10 years. The best thing parents can do to protect their children and others from the flu is to get them vaccinated! Influenza viruses change yearly. All children age 6 […]

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