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Drug Slang: Decipher what your teen may be talking about

Teens have their own terminology for lots of things. Here are some terms parents should know in helping to keep their kids drug free.

Make Time for Tummy Time

Babies should spend their sleeping hours on their backs, but while they are awake, at least a couple of 10-20 minute sessions each day on their stomachs, also known as “tummy time,” are recommended.

When cancer hits home

When cancer hits home

Childhood cancer isn’t a diagnosis that families should face alone. There are many ways to help others during this trying time...

Lessons for Latchkey Kids

If your kid will be a Latchkey kid (one that heads to an empty home after school alone, key in hand), rest assured that he or she is not alone. More than 3 million children age 12 and younger fend for themselves until a parent arrives at the home, says Ruth A. Peters, Ph.D., a clinical psychologist and regular contributor to “Today.”

Study shows dangers of household pollutants

A recent study conducted by the Kresge Foundation and published in Health Affairs found that treating children who are exposed to air pollution, toxic chemicals and other pollutants costs a staggering $76.6 billion dollars a year.

Going gluten-free doesn’t have to be daunting

What is gluten and Celiac Disease?

When Preparing Formula

As the Food and Drug Administration, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and state health departments continue to investigate four cases of Cronobacter infection in infants in four states (Florida, Illinois, Missouri and Oklahoma), parents are reminded to use caution when preparing infant formula. CDC laboratory test samples found Cronobacter bacteria in an opened container of infant formula, an opened bottle of nursery water and prepared infant formula. It is unclear how the contamination occurred...

Keep kids clear of frostbite

It may be cold outside, but you can’t expect children to hibernate inside all winter long. Heading outdoors to play in the snow or just get some fresh air is good for their health and offers opportunities to make great winter memories. But children may be so content playing that they forget to come inside to warm up, and...

Pertussis on the rise means new recommendations for vaccinations

Pertussis on the rise means new recommendations for vaccinations

If you’ve been to the doctor recently to get your Tetanus booster shot, you might be surprised to find out it has an added ingredient: pertussis vaccine...

Take the Fireworks Safety Quiz

Fireworks are fun, but if not used safely, they can lead to disaster. Each year, more than 8,000 people are injured using fireworks. Do you know your fireworks facts? Take the quiz below from www.cpsc.gov to find out.

 

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