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  • Breastfeeding Awareness Week: Celebrating A Team Effort

    08/05/2014 | Family CareCare for Newborns

    The 2014 World Breastfeeding Week theme, set by The World Breastfeeding Alliance, “Breastfeeding: A Winning Goal – For Life!” celebrates the team effort needed to make breastfeeding easier. World breastfeeding week takes place August 1 through August 7 and provides the perfect time to share information about breastfeeding. Leading healthcare authorities including the American Academy…

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  • Helping Your Child Start a New School

    08/05/2014 | Family CareReady, Set, School

    The start of a new school year can be an exciting time, but for kids starting a new school, it can also be a time of anxiety. Whether your child is starting school for the first time, or you recently moved and have to switch schools, a new school can cause school-related separation anxiety or even school refusal. You can help make your child’s transition to a new school easier with these…

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  • How to Prepare Your Special Needs Child for Back to School

    08/04/2014 | Family CareReady, Set, School

    As a parent, you want to make the upcoming school year your child’s best yet. For parents of a special needs child, the task comes with additional challenges. A new school year brings new teachers and classmates, schedules and routines, and new classrooms and settings to navigate. Whether your child’s special needs are physical, mental or emotional, there are ways you can help your child…

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  • Guide for Getting Your Child Back Into a Sleep Routine for School

    08/03/2014 | Family CareReady, Set, School

    It’s that time of year again. Time to start the school year. Although your children may moan at the realization that their long summer break from school will soon come to an end, the looming school days are quickly approaching. We’re sure you’re stocking up on school supplies, new school clothes or uniforms, backpacks and lunch boxes for your children. The lazy summer days are coming…

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  • Four Ways to Soothe a Restless Baby

    08/02/2014 | Family CareCare for Newborns

    Babies cry. That’s a fact. Sometimes you know exactly what your baby’s cry is communicating and other times, it’s harder to tell. From colic to teething to ear infections to just plain fussiness, infants have many reasons for crying. No matter the reason, you want to comfort your baby and end the tears as quickly as possible. Here are some techniques you can use to sooth your restless…

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  • Expecting Moms: How to Keep Your Sanity During Bed Rest

    07/27/2014 | Family CareExpecting Mothers

    If you are at risk for complications during pregnancy, your healthcare provider may prescribe bed rest. This can mean different things in different situations. For some pregnancies, bed rest may simply mean that you must decrease your overall activity level, but it can also mean that mom must stay sitting or lying down—you may even be advised to not get up to shower or go to the bathroom. Staying…

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  • What to pack for your child’s surgery

    07/22/2014 | Family Care

    Whether your child is having an inpatient or outpatient surgery, you and your child may have anxiety about the experience. It is important to keep your child calm, and let him or her know that the surgery is important for their current and future health. Answer any questions your child may have about the surgery, and let him or her know step by step how to prepare before the day of surgery. Also, let…

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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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  • When to Call the Doctor About Your Newborn

    07/14/2014 | Family CareCare for Newborns

    Part of the joy of caring for your newborn baby is learning his or her expressions and moods. While you can learn the signs for when your baby is happy, hungry or sleepy, being able to tell when your baby is sick can be more challenging. It can be hard to know when to call the doctor, especially if this is your first time caring for a newborn.  Some signs that you should call…

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  • Newborn Heart Screenings: Peace of Mind

    11/11/2013 | Family CareCare for NewbornsTreatmentsHeart

    If you’re expecting a baby, you are hoping to leave the hospital with a healthy baby in tow. One way health care providers are helping ensure your baby is healthy and strong enough to go home is through routine newborn heart screenings. As part of Indiana law, all newborns are required to have blood oxygen levels tested before leaving the hospital. A pulse oximetry test will be performed on your…

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