Healthy Living

Teen Tips for Fighting Acne

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While you may not remember what it felt like to walk into a school dance or give a presentation in front of your whole class with a face full of pimples, chances are your teenager, who’s struggling with acne, is experiencing this right now. It can be difficult to help your teen through this difficult […]

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How to Keep Your Child’s Nails Neat, Clean and Free of Disease

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Your child has 10 fingers, 10 toes and 20 opportunities to bring home the dirt and bacteria that can collect under their finger and toenails during the day. In order to keep your child healthy and free of germs, it is important to make sure even their smallest skin structures are taken care of. McLane […]

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6 Ways to Successfully Introduce the Bottle to a Breastfed Baby

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As much as you love that squirmy, pink bundle of joy that is currently slumbering peacefully in your arms, by the end of your child’s first week of life, you’re feeling physically and emotionally drained, especially if you’re breastfeeding. You would love to allow someone else the joy of feeding your newborn, so that you […]

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Screening Young Athletes for Heart Problems

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Written by Judith Lazol, MD Each year sports participants are asked to have a physical exam before the start of the school activities. Assurance of a normal blood pressure, good joint functions and adequately keen vision and proper height are part of the examination. Over the past years, schools have recognized the importance and benefits […]

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Ten Ways to Avoid Getting a Urinary Tract Infection

Thumbnail image for Ten Ways to Avoid Getting a Urinary Tract Infection April 1, 2014 Healthy Living

When it comes to training children to use the bathroom, there are a number of things that are sometimes difficult. It’s a learning process, and it can be tricky to know what to do. If your child is complaining of painful urination, going to the bathroom more often in small amounts, and has a fever, […]

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Dining Out Doesn’t Have to Mean High-Calorie Meals for the Kids In Your Family

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You’ve finally managed to get your kids to sit down at a restaurant that doesn’t have a playground, and now you’re just hoping there will be something on the menu they will eat. The more “kid friendly” foods seem to be higher in fat and calories. Are there any healthy options for kids when it […]

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Children May Benefit from Good Bacteria—Probiotics

Thumbnail image for Children May Benefit from Good Bacteria—Probiotics February 21, 2014 Healthy Living

During the first months of a child’s life, gas, colic and acid reflux are common disorders that leave parents looking for answers. They may be up at night wondering how to help their baby, turning to experts for help. Pediatric gastroenterologist Ashis V. Barad, MD specializes in diseases of the gastrointestinal tract for children at […]

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Asking about Food Allergies?

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Does this cookie have nuts? For families dealing with food allergies, it’s important to ask questions. Looking for certain ingredients in food can help children avoid severe exposure and keep them safe and healthy. Common food allergies for young children include cow’s milk, egg, wheat or peanuts. As the child gets older, you may start […]

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