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Featured: Free Safety Checkup tool assesses your family’s risk for accidental injury

The free Safety Checkup tool generates a safety profile based on factors such as age, gender and state of residence.

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Raising resilient kids: Six traits to foster for their future happiness

Taking an overly protective role doesn't allow kids to develop the traits that will ultimately help them become the happy. Read More →

‘Critical windows’ during youth may prevent obesity during middle age, study finds

Achieving a healthy BMI early in life may prevent obesity during middle age Read More →

Saliva may predict duration and nature of concussion symptoms among children

Prolonged symptoms of concussion can include depression, trouble concentrating, headaches and trouble sleeping. Read More →

Later puberty causes lower bone density in children and adults, study finds

Researchers have previously shown a link between later puberty and the risk of bone fracture and osteoporosis late in life. Read More →

Don’t play with toy safety: Tips for safe gifts for kids

In 2016, there were 174,100 toy-related emergency department-treated injuries and seven deaths to children younger than 15. 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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Dangerous holiday habits are common in many U.S. homes

Shriners Hospitals for Children survey reveals many Americans do not follow key safety tips, increasing the risk of fires and burns Read More →

Taming the Tantrum: Tips to head off those terrible, often public, meltdowns

If an outburst happens, don’t get sucked into acquiescing or pleading. Read More →

Straight talk: The changing world of orthodontia

Braces and retainers have long been a symbol of the adolescent years. But when does a child really need to begin seeing an orthodontist? Read More →

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