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Is your child getting enough sleep?

Summertime can significantly change children's sleep habits. As your family prepares for a new school year, consider sleep routines and if your children are getting enough sleep.

Karley Mecko, D.O. By Karley Mecko August 2, 2021
Deirdre Paulson, Ph.D. By Deirdre Paulson August 2, 2021
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Back-to-school checklist: Are your kids ready?

As your family gears up for another school year, use this checklist to address the health and well-being of your children.

Terri Nordin, M.D. By Terri Nordin July 29, 2021
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Stomachache in children: How to know if it's serious

Most children experience abdominal pain from time to time. As a parent, it can be hard to decide if your child's abdominal pain is normal or the sign of something more serious. Here's how to know.

Timothy Slama DO By Timothy Slama July 16, 2021
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5 ways slimming screen time is good for your health

How much time do you and your family members spend on a screen? Are you missing out on something else important to you? Learn about the many benefits of cutting down on screen time.

Mysoon Ayuob MD By Mysoon Ayuob May 21, 2021
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Practical ways to raise confident kids

Confident children believe in themselves and can face new challenges without fear. Learn why these are essential for a happy life and how parents can communicate self-worth using these 5 messages.

Maegen Storm CNP By Maegen Storm May 12, 2021
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Easing the fear of nightmares

Nightmares can be scary. What can you do the next time your child awakens in the middle of the night with a nightmare? Be patient, calm and reassuring using these tips.

Hariprasath Mahaswaran, M.D. By Hariprasath Mahaswaran May 5, 2021
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Infants have mental health needs, too

The mental health of infants is as important as physical health. Early intervention is essential to preventing mental health disorders. Learn about warning signs and when to seek help.

Kyja Stygar, M.D. By Kyja Stygar April 20, 2021
John Zadroga DO By John Zadroga April 20, 2021
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Q&A: Constipation in children

As many as 30 percent of children have issues with bowel movements due to constipation. Learn what's normal, what's not, what to try and when to seek help.

Sara Herrmann, M.D. By Sara Herrmann March 3, 2021
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6 tips to reduce children's screen time

Children are on screens during the school day more than ever because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Here are 6 tips to help trim screen time when they're not in school.

Madhan Prabhakaran MD By Madhan Prabhakaran February 26, 2021
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Healthy habits for families

Raising a family isn't always easy. It can be hard to make healthy choices when life is hectic. These tips can help you create healthy habits and make smart choices for your family early on.

Maegen Storm CNP By Maegen Storm February 4, 2021
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Should I use antibiotics or home remedies to treat my child's illness?

It's true that antibiotics are important medications when prescribed and appropriately used. But, home remedies often may be a better choice to treat your child's illness. Get answers to help you child recover quickly and safely.

Tiffany Casper DO By Tiffany Casper January 15, 2021
Kids in the kitchen

Kids in the kitchen: Early involvement yields oodles of fun

Exposing kids to cooking and baking can lead to good habits and family memories. Here's some tips to help parents get kids in the kitchen.

Amanda Halls, R.D.N., L.D. By Amanda Halls December 23, 2020