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Schedule your child's back-to-school physical before fall

School will be starting again soon. Learn why it's a good idea to schedule a back-to-school physical now to ensure your child's physical and mental health.

July 14, 2021

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

Childhood vaccines during the COVID-19 pandemic

During the COVID-19 pandemic, parents are thoughtful about bringing children to public spaces, including clinics. However, families should keep children on the recommended vaccine schedule. Learn why.

Jennifer Johnson DO By Jennifer Johnson December 3, 2020

7 tips for helping your child wear a mask

Some schools are recommending or requiring masks as students return to the classroom this fall. Here are 7 tips for helping your children get used to wearing a mask for an extended time.

April Poolman RN CNP By April Poolman August 20, 2020

Helping your children prepare for a COVID-19 test

The COVID-19 pandemic has been stressful for families — especially if your child is upset about having a COVID-19 test. The good news is that there are things you can do to help your child prepare.

Jennifer Brumm MD By Jennifer Brumm August 19, 2020

Clean up your hand-washing skills

Help your kids clean up their hand-washing skills before school starts. Here are some tips and a coloring sheet to get them motivated.

August 10, 2020

Social media risks: Tips to keep your children safe

Social media is a fun, easy way for kids to connect with friends. Because younger kids are joining in, it's important to teach them that even though social media is fun to use, there also are risks. Learn how to keep your children safe on social media.

Karen Hall, L.P.C. By Karen Hall August 2, 2020

Emotional exhaustion during times of unrest

2020 has been a year full of change and trauma. You may be wondering what's next. As events unfold, you may begin to feel irritable, struggle to motivate yourself or just feel stuck. You're emotionally exhausted. Learn what it is and what you can do regain a sense of well-being.

July 30, 2020

7 tips to live a happier life

Do you wake up feeling sluggish most mornings? Have caffeinated beverages become a necessity to help power you through the day? If this sounds familiar, it's time to ditch the quick fixes you rely on, and develop an energy management plan.

July 8, 2020

As we reopen, let’s keep each other safe and healthy

As the economy starts to reopen and things feel normal again, it’s sometimes easy to forget that we’re in the midst of a pandemic. Continue to do your part to keep your friends, family, co-workers and community members safe and healthy by washing your hands, wearing a mask and maintaining a safe distance from others while in public.

Paul Mueller MD By Paul Mueller June 25, 2020

Use mindfulness to improve well-being

If you've heard of or read about mindfulness — a form of meditation — you might be curious about how to practice it. Find out how to do mindfulness exercises and how they might benefit you.

June 22, 2020

Play! It's good for your family's health

With summer in full swing and seemingly unlimited opportunities for kids to play, it’s a good time to remember that play isn’t just fun — it’s the foundation for healthy growth.

Hilary Kent, DPT By Hilary Kent June 17, 2020