Every Kid Healthy Week: Mindful Monday

April 26-30th is Every Kid Healthy Week! “Each day of the week shines a spotlight on the great actions schools and families are taking to improve the health and wellness of their kids and the link between nutrition, physical activity, mental health, and learning – because healthy kids are better prepared to learn and thrive!”…

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Poison Prevention Week

March 21-27 is National Poison Prevention Week, an issue that may be more prevalent than you think. Every day, over 300 children in the U.S. receive emergency medical care due to being poisoned. And according to the National Capital Poison Center, someone calls the U.S. poison control center about every 12 seconds. Hospitals, Emergency Rooms,…

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The Gift-Giving Guide for Safe Children’s Toys

It’s the season of giving! Whether you’re shopping for the kids in your life or looking to donate gifts, here are a few helpful things to keep in mind to ensure you’re buying safe toys. 10 Tips for Giving Gifts to Children Before buying a gift, read the label! Warning labels on the package should…

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Childhood Obesity: Contributing Factors and How to Fight It

We know your child’s health and wellness are two of the most important things to you as a parent. September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month, an opportune time to talk about the health issue affecting one in every five children in the United States. This month, we’re aiming to educate our readers on the…

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The Importance of Vaccinations

August is National Immunization Awareness Month!  With COVID-19 being the most talked about topic of 2020, you’ve probably heard the word “vaccine” more this year than ever before. Which is why we’re taking this opportunity to shed light on the importance of immunization, and what vaccinations your child needs this back to school season.   Brief History  Immunizations are said to date back hundreds…

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3 Common Illnesses & Injuries That Send Children to the ER

Sick boy with thermometer laying in bed and mother hand taking temperature. Mother checking temperature of her sick son who has thermometer in his mouth. Sick child with fever and illness while resting in bed.

Between flu season and the playground, it may seem like there’s always a new injury or infection plaguing your child. The American Medical Association reports that children constituted 1/5 of all ER visits in 2018, and 18 percent of children aged 0 – 17 visited the ER at least once last year. Protecting your child’s…

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