Children

5 unique ways to keep the family eating right

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During this season, there is a special feeling that unites families. Holidays are a treasured time, usually bringing loved ones closer together. Then, as the New Year approaches, many families recommit to exercise more, eat better and improve their health. Why not combine this feeling of family togetherness and your goals for wellness in a […]

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5 unique ways to keep the family active

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When you take a look at the family calendar, chances are it is exploding with things to do. During this time of year, families are running to sporting events, holiday shows, work parties and everything in between. With the New Year here, you may have a goal to improve your exercise or work towards a […]

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Bullying prevention starts with parents

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As many as 1 in 4 US students have been bullied at school, and many more have experienced cyberbullying, according to stopbullying.org. While it seems that awareness of the bullying problem has increased in recent years, the country still has a long way to go to prevent this serious issue. Baylor Scott & White – […]

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Bedtime rules for children shared by elementary school teacher goes viral, causes debate

Thumbnail image for Bedtime rules for children shared by elementary school teacher goes viral, causes debate September 15, 2015 Parenting

A Wisconsin elementary school teacher recently shared a chart of optimal sleep times for children heading back to school. As the chart swept across the nation, it went viral and thousands chimed in with varied opinions. The chart answered the common question, “At what time should your child go to bed?” outlining specific bedtimes according […]

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Learning to help with your child’s lisp

September 8, 2015 Parenting
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Even before our baby utters his first word, we are developing our child’s language. As time progresses, we may notice he is starting to speak with a lisp. How do you know when you should be worried about your child’s lisp? Joan Togami MS CCC-SLP is the lead clinician and Speech Language Pathologist at McLane […]

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Immunizations your child needs for kindergarten

Thumbnail image for Immunizations your child needs for kindergarten August 19, 2015 Parenting

If you are enrolling your kindergartener in public school, there is a good chance you will be asked for proof of your child’s immunizations. Public schools require children to be immunized for the child’s protection as well as the protection of their classmates and teachers. Jamie Avila, MD is a pediatrician with McLane Children’s Scott […]

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8 Tips to Obliterate Obesity in Children

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One in three children in the US is overweight or obese, according to the US Department of Health and Human Services. It’s a problem that touches every family in every town in America, and is putting the next generation at risk for early heart disease and stroke, inflammation of the liver, diabetes, and other serious […]

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Sports Injury? Try a little RICE before the Sports Clinic

Thumbnail image for Sports Injury? Try a little RICE before the Sports Clinic February 4, 2015 Safety

It doesn’t matter if you’re signed up for select soccer or high school football, the possibility of injury is always lurking. Parents watch from the stands and hold their breath when they hear the whistle blow after an injury interruption. Could it be a slight sprain or a season-ending injury? The fear of the unknown […]

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