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  • Gluten-Free – ­More Than Just a “Fad” Diet

    08/19/2014 | Everyday WellnessHealthy Eating

    You probably know someone who is following a gluten-free diet. As the popularity of this diet increases, the thought of it as a “fad diet” is also becoming more prevalent. However, there are clear indications for a gluten-free diet, including some indications for which becoming “gluten-free” is a medical necessity. Gluten is the main protein component of grains including wheat,…

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  • Prevent Cyber Bullying

    08/13/2014 | Everyday WellnessSafety & Prevention

    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, children and teens who are bullied are more likely to be depressed and may even think about or attempt suicide. Warning signs that your child may be…

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  • Warning Signs: When to Take Your Child to the ER

    07/23/2014 | Everyday WellnessSafety & Prevention

    As a parent, you want to do everything you can to keep your children safe and healthy. Even healthy children get sick or hurt sometimes, but it can be difficult as a parent to know when to make the decision to take your child to the emergency room. You should take your child to the emergency room in the following circumstances: Sudden change in mental status – confusion, disorientation, sleepiness…

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  • 10 Questions to Ask When Choosing a Pediatrician

    07/19/2014 | Everyday Wellness

    Choosing a pediatrician is an important process. A pediatrician manages a child’s healthcare from birth to young adulthood, so finding a doctor who is a good fit both for you and your child is key for building a successful relationship. If you are looking for a new pediatrician for your child, the following suggestions can help. Consult your friends and family  Referrals can be a great way…

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  • Asking the right questions about your child’s prescription

    07/18/2014 | Everyday WellnessSafety & PreventionFamily CarePrimary Care

    When it comes to your child’s prescription medications, the long, technical names of the drugs may confuse you. Even if you see a pediatrician that you trust, you should be prepared to manage your child's prescriptions. There are many questions you should ask about your child’s prescriptions before leaving the pediatrician’s office and heading to the pharmacy. Below are a…

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  • Your Child’s Stomach Flu – When to Call the Doctor

    07/16/2014 | Everyday WellnessSafety & Prevention

    Many of us have experienced the gut-retching symptoms of the stomach flu and know that it can leave us feeling weak and tired. For children, this illness can be even tougher to handle. So, it is important to understand the symptoms of the stomach flu and how to help our children. Here is what you should know about the stomach flu and how to treat it. The Basics of Stomach Flu Norovirus and…

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  • What to pack for a healthy day at the pool

    07/15/2014 | Everyday WellnessHealthy EatingSafety & Prevention

    Having pruned fingers and toes from hanging in the pool for days on end is a fond childhood memory of many. For years children have been flocking to the nearest public pool to dive, splash and cannonball. Those unbearably hot summer days can make it impossible to do anything but go to the pool and cool down. Whether you have your own pool or travel to the nearest public pool, it is great to cool down…

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  • Eight Summer Safety Tips for Kids

    07/09/2014 | Everyday WellnessPlay and ExerciseSafety & Prevention

    Summer is the best season for getting the family out of the house and active. You may be planning your annual camping trip, vacation, pool party or boat trip all around the busy schedules of your kids’ sports events, church camps and sleepovers. Keeping your family active this summer is important. Mixing in exercise and fun activities with family time helps you spend quality time together and…

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  • When to Call the Doctor about Head Injuries

    07/08/2014 | Everyday WellnessSafety & Prevention

    Whether it’s from a spill on a bike, a fall from a tree or a hard hit on the field, a knock on the head should never be taken lightly. Head injuries can range from minor to severe. So, how can you tell the difference between a bump on the head and something more serious, such as a concussion? Here are some guidelines so that you will know what to do if your child has a head injury. …

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  • Tips for Vacationing with Your Special Needs Child

    07/05/2014 | Everyday WellnessPlay and Exercise

    Traveling with children takes time and effort in order for the outcome to be enjoyable for the entire family. But if your child has special needs, a vacation may take on a whole new level of planning.   Try these tips for planning a vacation with a special needs child: Destination matters Depending on your child’s special needs, some vacation destinations will be more enjoyable…

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