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Helmets a Smart Defense against Head Injuries

Child and Family

“If it has wheels, a child should wear a helmet.”

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Physicals an Important Part of your Back-to-School Routine

Child and Family

While it’s something you may not see on your official back-to-school checklist, an annual physical exam may be the most important step in ensuring a healthy, successful start to the school year.

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When the "Going" Gets Tough: Constipation

Child and Family

It’s a common problem that kids (and honestly parents, too) don’t like to talk about. But constipation can be a big issue with no easy answer.

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Fireworks and Kids: Not Worth the Risk

Child and Family

While fireworks often bring neighborhoods and families together, and stands where they are sold serve as fundraisers for schools and local groups, consumer fireworks can be extremely dangerous for children. That’s why the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) discourages families from purchasing and using them.

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Top 5 Tips for Summer Pool Safety

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With summer approaching, swimming can be a great way to have fun and beat the heat. But while it’s lots of fun, swimming can also be dangerous. Taking the right precautions can help keep you safe and cool in the summer sun.

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Helping a Child Handle Grief

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The loss of a friend, a sibling or a parent in childhood can be very difficult for everyone involved. So how can you help a child cope with their grief?

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What You Need to Know about Bug Bites

Child and Family

How can you help keep your kids safe from mosquitoes, ticks and spiders, and what symptoms should you look for in the event that your child has an insect bite? 

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Another Benefit of Reading to Children

Child and Family

As a pediatrician, Dr. Elizabeth Walenz often sees how reading to children helps with language development and helping kids succeed in school. Now, there is yet another reason for you to cuddle up with your kid and a few good books.

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Home Alone: Is Your Child Ready?

Child and Family

Dr. Emily Bendlin answers a question she hears from time to time. When is it ok to leave my child alone at home?

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3 Immunizations Essential for Your Newborn's Health

Child and Family

Pediatrician Dr. Emily Bendlin talks about 3 optional medications offered to each newborn: Vitamin K injection, Hepatitis B vaccine and Erythromycin eye drops and the protection they provide your baby.(VIDEO)

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