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  • How To Ease The First Day Of School Jitters

    08/15/2014 | Family CareReady, Set, School

    Whether your child is going to school for the first time, changing schools, or simply going back to school after summer break, the start of the school year can be a stressful time for kids of all ages. If your child is experiencing some anxiety about going back to school, these tips may help. Familiarize him or her with the environment. Especially for children going to school for the first time, getting…

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  • The Importance of Immunizations For Children and Adults

    08/11/2014 | Family CarePrimary Care

    August is National Immunization Awareness Month and is the perfect time to discuss the importance of immunizations for both children and adults. Immunizations are scheduled throughout childhood, with many beginning within the first few months of life. By following a regular schedule, and making sure children are immunized at the right times, you're ensuring the best defense against dangerous childhood…

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  • Tips for Winding Down Before Bed

    08/08/2014 | Family Care

    As a parent, you’re probably familiar with the struggle of getting your child to bed for the night. To avoid the fight, you may at times find yourself more lenient with sleep schedules, especially during summer. However, with a new school year fast approaching, it’s important to reestablish nighttime routines and create good sleep habits. Children in preschool and elementary school…

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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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