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All about diabetes

November is National Diabetes Month. In observance, the National Diabetes Education Program and its partners want you to know that diabetes affects the entire family in many ways...

How to make sure your kids are safe on the field and court

It’s important for children to know how to take care of themselves when they’re exerting energy in hot conditions, especially when they’re playing sports...

Oasis Playset Recall

School sports: A gradual transition back to academics after concussion

A concussion should not only take a student athlete off the playing field—it may also require a break from the classroom...

Protect your family from chemical 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. The study also found that children with existing allergies to common airborne allergens are even more vulnerable to chemical pollutants than others.

Sleep Crucial for Pre-Teens

Sleep is crucial to your child’s health and well being. Like diet and exercise, sleep needs change with age. Children between the ages of 8 and 12 need 10 to 11 hours of sleep a night.

When a baby is perfect in every way—except for the hole in his heart

When a baby is perfect in every way—except for the hole in his heart

After her first child was born, Wendy heard those ominous and scary words any new parent could hear from her doctor: something is wrong...

The Rx for finding a new physician

The last thing parents need is added stress when searching for the right doctor to care for their families. Here's how to find the right one for you...

PA Fire Safety: Tips for keeping your family and home safe

Last week my children and I visited the annual “Family Fun Expo” in our town. There we were exposed to the latest gadgets, activities, and educational experiences the modern family just can’t live without. In between the motorized baby jogger and “all-natural” toddler biscuits, was a booth operated by our local window manufacturer.

What’s Up, Doc?

Carrots? How could you possibly be allergic to carrots? I’ve never heard of a carrot allergy!” I hear that one all the time. It’s my most severe allergy, and yet it’s the least understood or believed of all my allergies. Carrots are the first “weird allergy” that I’m going to profile this month in my series, “You can’t POSSIBLY be allergic to THAT!”...

 

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