5 Tips to Reduce the Risk of Birth Defects

Not all birth defects can be prevented. But you can increase your chances of having a healthy baby by managing health conditions and by adopting healthy behaviors before and during pregnancy. Taking care of yourself and doing what’s best for you is also best for your baby! 1. Be sure to take 400 micrograms (mcg) […]

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Preventing Overuse Injuries in Young Athletes

Over the past 20 years more children are participating in organized and recreational athletics. With so many young athletes playing sports, it’s no wonder injuries are common. Half of all sports medicine injuries in children and teens are from overuse. What is an Overuse Injury? An overuse injury is damage to a bone, muscle, ligament, […]

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Be A Buddy, Not A Bully!

Bullying It’s Not Okay! BULLYING AFFECTS ALL CHILDREN There are 3 types of bullying: Physical, Verbal, and Social Bullying happens: Primarily at school and when adults are not watching through e-mail or instant messaging but, can happen at any time. TALK WITH YOUR CHILD ABOUT BULLYING Even if you do not think your child is […]

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Can you see what I see?

Give your eyes a screen-time break! Children spend more time than ever staring at digital screens—on computers, tablets, TVs, smartphones, and other devices. All that screen time can take a toll on children’s well being, including how their 👀 may feel. Staring at a screen for long stretches without taking breaks can cause symptoms such […]

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Oh How the Tables Have Turned: Healthy Eating!

Childhood obesity is a growing problem in America.  Did you know that 1 in 5 kindergartners are already overweight? Healthy growth and weight begins in the home by developing good habits with our children.   Practical Tips to Promote a Healthy Weight Eat Breakfast: Skipping meals, especially breakfast, may lead to overeating and excessive snacking later in […]

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The Road to Dental-town: The First 🦷

The road to a healthy smile begins before the first 🦷 appears. Parents play a big part in helping their children’s develop healthy teeth and habits. Early monitoring by a pediatrician and dentist is important. Steps to good dental health include: Regular care by dentist trained to treat young children Getting enough fluoride Regular brushing […]

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