• Six Ways to Help Your Child Succeed This School Year

    08/22/2014 |

    Academic success is measured in various ways depending on the school: many schools use traditional letter grades (ABCDF), some value a grade-free approach and still others practice a ranking system based on a curve. No matter what type of grading system…  Read More

  • Prevent Cyber Bullying

    08/13/2014 |

    You may think you know what your child is doing online, but chances are you don’t know the full story. Even if you have family rules regarding technology use, your child could still be at risk for cyber bullying. Whether it happens online or not,…  Read More

  • Enterovirus D68: What You Need to Know

    09/11/2014 |

    By now, you’ve probably heard about it: the rare strain of a common virus believed to be behind the spike in kids being sent to the hospital for moderate to severe respiratory infections—enterovirus D68. But there’s no need to panic.…  Read More

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When to Call the Doctor About Your Child’s Cold or Flu

10/17/2014 | Family CarePrimary Care

Fall is in full swing, which means some children will start missing school because of colds and flus. While you can often treat your child’s illness at home, it is important to know when you need a physician’s help. You should call your child’s physician if they have: Pre-existing conditions. If your child has asthma or diabetes, a cold or flu can greatly impact their health. Talk to your physician about how to handle their conditions while they are sick. A high fever. Flus…

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Survival Guide For Parents During the Teenage Years

10/16/2014 | Family CarePrimary Care

The transition from early adolescence to the teenage years can happen before you know it. One minute your child is 10 years old and wants to spend every waking minute with you. Gradually your child starts getting more and more involved with school and friends and then–bam, just like that they’re teens. Granted not all teens are the same, this age transition is about the time that children start to become more opinionated and strong-minded. While the silver lining is your child is becoming…

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Dealing with Postpartum Depression

10/15/2014 | Family CareExpecting Mothers

While the birth of a new baby is a happy occasion, after delivery many women , between 8 and 19 percent, experience mood swings, anxiety and other symptoms of postpartum depression. After delivering a baby, your body goes through intense physical and emotional changes that can trigger postpartum depression. The condition is much more than just “baby blues.” Women feel long-term, intense problems such as overwhelming fatigue, insomnia, loss of appetite, irritability and difficulty…

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How to Stay Safe While Pumpkin Carving

10/14/2014 | Everyday WellnessSafety & Prevention

As the air becomes crisp and pumpkin patches begin to fill up around your neighborhood, you may find your family getting eager to go out and find a gorgeous gourd to bring home. A favorite autumn activity, pumpkin picking can lead to all of your seasonal must-haves: pumpkin pie, pumpkin seeds and of course, jack-o-lanterns! With Halloween right around the corner, now’s the perfect time to find a plump pumpkin to carve and add to your holiday decor. Though a great family activity, pumpkin carving…

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How to Balance Working Full-Time and Being A Parent

10/10/2014 | Family CarePrimary Care

The stress of balancing a 40-hour work week with your children’s needs can affect your health in so many ways. Find a better balance between your work and home lives by keeping these tips in mind: Get rid of guilt. Studies have shown that children of working parents are no less well-adjusted than children with a parent that stays at home and may even do better academically. Many parents don’t have the financial freedom to choose to stay home. You are doing what is best for your…

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