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Should you have an HSA account?

September 20, 2017
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A health savings account, or HSA, is a good way to save for health care costs while also reducing your taxable income.  


The link between food allergies and childhood anxiety

September 15, 2017
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Learning how to manage your child’s food allergies is key to dealing with any potential negative imbalances and feelings of anxiety.

Why your children really do need eye exams

August 29, 2017
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Early detection and diagnosis is key to keeping your children's eyes healthy for their bright future.

Giving kids a shot at better health for a lifetime

August 28, 2017

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Swedish is putting everything we can into achieving a perfect child vaccination rate. Learn more about what that means from Nwando Anyaoku, M.D., MPH, associate medical director for pediatrics at Swedish.

Getting it right: Swedish immunization program supports children's health

August 24, 2017
Swedish is a leader in providing pediatric immunizations to ensure the health of our children and communities.

10 kid tips for avoiding back-to-school germs

August 15, 2017

“Back to school” often means back to never-ending colds and fighting off the flu. Get a lesson in preventing the spread of disease with these top 10 tips for helping kids avoid germs. Help is also here for immunizations, school and sports physicals and other student health needs.

3 things to look for in an after-school program

August 09, 2017

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School starts soon, and many working parents are thinking about after-school activities for their kids. What makes a good activity? Here’s what to look for.

Twist and shout, ouch! Shin fractures and playground slides

July 31, 2017
Parents might not realize it, but thousands of children are hurt each year on the playground. Many injuries, especially shin fractures, occur on the slide. If your child is hurt on a slide, here’s what to watch for.

Equip your child for a lifetime of physical activity

July 21, 2017

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Time spent in childhood doing active play is valuable, helping to build lifelong habits. As caregivers and parents, we all want kids to grow up to be active, healthy adults. However, meeting the daily recommendation of at least one hour per day of physical activity may seem unreachable or too structured. As a registered dietitian, I suggest families approach physical activity the same way as healthy eating; by teaming up with their child.

The power of positive parenting

July 17, 2017
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Resilience and grit are the new character buzzwords that portend to predict future success among children and adolescents. But knowing the resulting characteristics we want to cultivate in children is simply stating the "what." It's also critical to show parents the "how."

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