• 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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All About Your Thyroid: What is a Thyroid and What Does it Do?

01/30/2015 | Family CarePrimary Care

Many people experience health problems related to their thyroid. However, you may not know what your thyroid does, or what role it plays in your health. Let’s explore what a thyroid is, health problems that are associated with the thyroid, and what you can do about them.   What is a Thyroid?   A thyroid is a gland that is part of the endocrine system. It is located near the base of your neck near your throat. Like other glands in this system, the thyroid gland secretes hormones that…

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Keeping Your Kids Cyber-Safe

01/27/2015 | Everyday WellnessSafety & Prevention

Stalking, the unwanted attention, following, and harassment of a person by another person, or a group of people, has been a problem as long as human beings have walked the earth. In the last few years, as social networks have exploded in popularity, stalking has evolved into cyber-stalking. Nowadays, many teens find themselves the targets of unwanted attention from their peers on social media. The internet gives stalkers a tool that allows them to harass their victims at all times, and can give them…

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Healthy Pregnancy: 10 Steps You Can Take to Prevent Birth Defects

01/21/2015 | Expecting Mothers

If you are pregnant, or you are thinking about getting pregnant, thinking about birth defects can be a real concern. Fortunately, there are steps you can take right now to lessen the chance that your baby will be born with birth defects. Here are 10 steps you can take right now. 1. Stop drinking and smoking. What’s healthy for you is also healthy for your baby. If you smoke, or drink- stop. 2. Take folic acid. Folic acid is great for developing babies. If you want to lessen your baby’s…

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Screen time strategies for parents

01/13/2015 | Family CarePrimary Care

Computers, video games, smartphones, tablets and television–you name it, and today’s children have access to it. Now more than ever, parents are managing “screen time,” weighing pros and cons and striving to understand both potential harm and benefits. First and foremost, it’s important for parents to be good role models for their children when it comes to using electronic devices, including use of phones around other people, especially during conversations. While age-related…

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Start the New Year with Healthy Habits

12/22/2014 | Everyday WellnessHealthy EatingPlay and Exercise

It’s easy to abandon healthy family routines during the holidays. You may find that holiday dinners and treats sabotage your diet, the kids stay up all night playing video games during their break from school, and holiday shopping cuts into your exercise time. While the holidays are festive and exciting, they can wreak havoc on your healthy habits. The New Year is a natural time to make a fresh start and jump back into healthy habits. With everyone thinking of what they want to improve in the…

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