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Itchy, Itchy, Scratchy, Scratchy – The Lowdown on LiceFamily

Itchy, Itchy, Scratchy, Scratchy – The Lowdown on Lice

School is back in full swing bringing children together along with some unwelcome pests. Here a local pediatrician offers tips
3 Tips for Sun SmartsFamily

3 Tips for Sun Smarts

Sunscreens and SPF numbers can be confusing. Here are some sun safety basics. By now most of us know that
Summer Water SafetyFamily

Summer Water Safety

When it comes to water safety, we could all use a refresher. A Roper St. Francis doctor weighs in on
FluMists Are Out, But You Should Still Get VaccinatedFamily

FluMists Are Out, But You Should Still Get Vaccinated

In 2016, the CDC found Flumist spray to be less effective than flu shots. The experts at Roper St. Francis
What to Ask the Doctor About Back-to-School PhysicalsFamily

What to Ask the Doctor About Back-to-School Physicals

The back-to-school physical is an important part of your child’s healthcare. This is an excellent opportunity to have your child
Get an A+ for Healthy Teacher GiftsFamily

Get an A+ for Healthy Teacher Gifts

Finding the right end-of-the-year teacher gift can be as difficult a scramble as getting your 2nd grader to the bus
What to Pack for a Hospital StayFamily

What to Pack for a Hospital Stay

While no one looks forward to a hospital stay, unless you’re coming to deliver your baby, there are a few
Family Dinners MatterFamily

Family Dinners Matter

Most American families are starved for time to spend together. Dinner may be the only time of day when, as
Dinner is ImportantFamily

Dinner is Important

Over time dinner has dramatically changed: from home-cooked meals to TV dinners to now where it’s almost non-existent in some
Nutrition is Important Even for TeensFamily

Nutrition is Important Even for Teens

According to the CDC, the obesity rate of teens has tripled in the last 30 years. In 1980, 5% of
Avoiding the Freshmen 15Family

Avoiding the Freshmen 15

As a parent one of our key responsibilities is raising healthy children. We have several years to set good examples
Children and Weight-Based BullyingFamily

Children and Weight-Based Bullying

Bullying is unwanted, aggressive, forceful, coercive or threatening behavior that involves a real or perceived power imbalance. The behaviors are
If You Snooze in School, You LoseFamily

If You Snooze in School, You Lose

Do you rely on that second or third cup of coffee to make it through the day? Try being a
Back-to-School Immunizations and PhysicalsFamily

Back-to-School Immunizations and Physicals

Summer is a busy and wonderful time for both parents and children. Longer days, warmer temperatures and no home work
Keeping the Fun in SummerFamily

Keeping the Fun in Summer

“No more homework. No more books. No more teachers’ dirty looks.” The words of 1970’s rock star Alice Cooper ring