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  • Six most popular fireworks and how to use them safely

    07/03/2014 | Everyday WellnessSafety & Prevention

    Happy Independence Day! As you gear up for your traditional holiday festivities, make sure you have all the essentials: red, white and blue attire, sunscreen, a sufficient amount food and beverages to go around and of course: fireworks. Whether you are watching a large fireworks show or lighting them off at home, fireworks are a huge part of the Fourth of July weekend. But it is important to remember…

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  • Should You Call the Doctor about Your Child’s Fever?

    07/02/2014 | Everyday WellnessSafety & PreventionGastroenterology

    As a parent, you worry when your child has a fever, especially if it occurs late at night. When fevers come on, you might ask yourself, should we go to the emergency room or should we wait to see the doctor? While there are no hard and fast rules, the guidelines below may help you decide what kind of medical care to seek for your child’s fever. If you have any concerns, always…

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  • Family Dinner

    06/19/2014 | Everyday WellnessHealthy Eating

    Eating together improves children’s health  Eating dinner together as a family can be difficult to schedule between school, sports practices, work and music lessons. But sitting down to a good meal together can create a positive impact on the lives of your children, especially on their health. If you need convincing, here are the top six reasons to eat together, backed by research from Rutgers…

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  • How To: Healthy Summer Popsicles

    06/18/2014 | Everyday WellnessHealthy Eating

    It’s a hot summer day, you hear the jingle, and once again the ice cream truck strolling through your neighborhood.  Your kids are anxious to scour the couch for spare change or grab the nearest dollar and head for the front door to chase down their favorite frozen treat. While this makes for great childhood memories, the high amount of sugar, caloric and carbohydrate intake from these treats…

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  • Active Video Games Improve Kids’ Health

    06/16/2014 | Everyday WellnessPlay and Exercise

    New active video games are helping children increase their minutes of exercise, contributing to better health and a lower risk of being overweight. In fact, a recent study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association showed that kids who played active games in addition to participating in a weight management program had more minutes of activity each week and lost more weight than…

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  • Four Pool Games for Summer Fitness

    06/12/2014 | Everyday WellnessPlay and Exercise

    Playing in the pool not only helps your kids stay cool in the summer, it’s also a fun way for them to get the exercise they need to be healthy. Keep your kids entertained for hours by trying out these great pool games that help make fitness fun for the whole family. Always follow the rules of water safety when playing pool games by having an adult present.  Marco Polo This classic…

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  • Eight Healthy Breakfast for You and Your Family

    06/11/2014 | Everyday WellnessHealthy Eating

    You’ve heard the saying: breakfast is the most important meal of the day. It’s absolutely true that a healthy breakfast is key to starting your day off with the energy you need to keep your mind and body sharp.  With our on-the-go lifestyles, it can seem easier to hand your child a pre-packaged or sugary breakfast. A healthy breakfast doesn’t have to be boring or take a…

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  • Cooking with Your Kids

    06/05/2014 | Everyday WellnessHealthy Eating

    Gathering around the table for the evening meal is an important way to stay connected with your family. An even better way to spend quality time with your kids is to get them involved in making the family meal. Cooking with your kids gives them a positive experience with healthy food while making lasting memories. Plus, kids are more likely to eat what they cook themselves. So, cooking together…

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  • How to Know if Your Child Has a Cold or the Flu

    03/23/2014 | Everyday Wellness

    We all worry and want to do everything we can when our child is sick. Unfortunately, though, there is still no cure for the common cold, only home remedies that can ease some of the discomfort. That’s why physicians typically don’t recommend bringing your child in for treatment of a cold — there’s really nothing much we can do, except offer some practical advice (more on…

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  • Is it Time to Call the Doctor?

    01/19/2014 | Everyday Wellness

    Runny noses, congestion and cough are so common in children; it’s often hard to know when they could be symptoms of something more serious. And while illnesses are prevalent during winter, parents generally have questions year-round about when to call the doctor. It’s important to remember that parents know their child best. Trust your instincts, and if you’re concerned that home…

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