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Protecting Your Children from Heatstroke

Protecting Your Children from Heatstroke Hot weather poses danger for children in cars Every summer, tragic and preventable deaths happen when children are left alone in a hot car. The inside of a car can reach dangerous temperatures quickly. Children are particularly vulnerable to high temperatures because their small bodies heat up three to five…
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Ready for summer swimming? Beware of hidden harms

Ready for summer swimming? Beware of hidden harms While cooling off in a pool or lake may look refreshing on a hot summer’s day, you may want to consider some dangers lurking beneath the surface before taking the plunge. Things like parasites and electric currents are a couple of dangers you can’t see in the water, but…
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Playing it safe on the playground

Playing it safe on the playground Warmer temps are here, school is almost out and children are ready for summer fun. Playground time is a great way for children to get fresh air and exercise; but before kids start monkeying around, parents should equip themselves and their children with safety tips to help prevent falls…
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Flu: Are you protected?

Flu: Are you protected? Doctors say it’s not too late to get the flu shot When it comes to addressing health concerns, sooner rather than later is best; when it comes to flu shots, better late than never also rings true. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and…
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Cholesterol: All in the family?

Cholesterol: All in the family? Blood tests during immunizations can detect high cholesterol risks in children, parents Routine immunization visits can help prevent diseases before they strike. Now, a study from the New England Journal of Medicine shows that an additional heel stick during these appointments can identify genetic markers for high cholesterol –…
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FDA: Homeopathic teething products unsafe

FDA: Homeopathic teething products unsafe Heads up, parents. While homeopathic teething tablets may sound like a safe and natural remedy to ease your baby’s swollen gums, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning potential side effects could be harmful or even deadly to infants and children. The tablets are readily available in retail…
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Feeling more than just the baby blues? Talk it out

Feeling more than just the baby blues? Talk it out Study shows new moms can benefit from psychotherapy A recently published study shows that new moms can benefit from psychotherapy to help with postpartum depression. Constant crying, midnight feedings, sleep deprivation and diaper changes can make any new mom feel blue. But what about when it’s more serious?…
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Raising Cleft, Craniofacial Awareness

Raising Cleft, Craniofacial Awareness Patients, families gather with Dell Children’s community to celebrate cleft and craniofacial successes Julia Kate Tucker had multiple palate surgeries until she was just over a year old. She recently celebrated her second birthday. Her mom, Susie Tucker, describes Julia as outgoing and strong-willed, “just like any other…
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