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Top 5 Tips for Summer Pool Safety

Child and Family

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

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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

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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?

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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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Is it Strep Throat?

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Strep throat is a contagious disease caused by infection with streptococcal bacteria. How do you know if what your child is suffering from strep or just a run-of-the-mill virus?

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Breastfeeding Boutique Helps Breastfeeding Moms Connect

Child and Family

The Breastfeeding Boutique at Methodist Women's Hospital helps provide growing families with the breastfeeding supplies they need to care for their new infants - no matter where they deliver.

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4 Tips for Returning to Work after Maternity Leave

Child and Family

Having just returned back to work after maternity leave, Dr. Emily Bendlin knows the mix of emotions that come with having to leave your baby. Because it can be such an emotional and difficult transition, she has a few tips to help get you through.

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Good Nutrition Vital for Baby's First 1,000 Days

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From conception to age 3, the first 1,000 days, is a critical time for brain development. And, nutrition - whether too little or too much - is key to healthy development. What does your baby need?

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