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Featured: Your teen wants a tattoo or body piercing? AAP publishes first recommendations

Now that tattoos and piercings have become a mainstream phenomenon, physicians may expect questions and concerns from teens and parents

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How to get kids on a proper sleep schedule

Children ages 6 through 12 need an average of 10.5 hours of sleep a night and teenagers need an average of nine hours. Read More →

Stroke in pregnant women three times higher than in non-pregnant women: study

The highest risk occurs during the periods just before or following birth. Read More →

Childhood Cancer Awareness Month: ‘Why this child? Why at all?’

Sophia's oncologist never used the word cancer, always referring to "the tumor"...Maybe that is why I myself have been slow to use the word. Read More →

Flu vaccine recommended for children 6 months and older

Children should receive influenza vaccinations by the end of October, if possible. Read More →

Teen contact lens wearers report habits that could cause eye infection

Sleeping in contact lenses increases the chance of an eye infection by 6 to 8 times. Read More →

2017 Big Book of Health

Central Penn Parent produces a variety of supplements throughout the year, that are of special interest to parents. To browse our supplements online please follow the link below...

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Health groups demand film industry give R rating to movies that depict smoking

CDC estimates proposed R-rating would avert 1 million tobacco deaths among today’s children Read More →

Nominate a Healthcare Hero

Anyone can nominate their heroes in 14 categories, including Pediatric Hero and Women's Health and Wellness Hero. Read More →

New vaccine guidelines: Infants should receive first hepatitis B dose within 24 hours of birth

Approximately 1,000 new cases of hepatitis B in infants are identified annually in the United States Read More →

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Sat 23

Halloween Costume Swap

September 5 @ 9:30 am - September 29 @ 5:00 pm
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“War Comes to the Mills” Exhibit

September 15 @ 10:00 am - October 15 @ 4:00 pm
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Tinkergarten Fall Classes – Lititz

September 15 @ 10:00 am - November 3 @ 10:00 am
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Day Out With Thomas™

September 16 @ 10:00 am - September 24 @ 4:00 pm
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Nickelodeon’s Dora and Diego—Let’s Explore!

September 16, 2017 @ 10:00 am - February 19, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
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