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Tackle flu season and other parenting predicaments with Circle by Swedish

October 31, 2017

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Flu season is just one of the many things on a parent’s worry list. Did the kids get their flu shots? Do they need any other vaccines? Are they growing at a healthy rate? And will they ever outgrow their picky eating? There’s an app to relieve some of those worries: Circle by Swedish.

"Hey kids, stop slouching!"

October 19, 2017
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It seems like a never-ending struggle to convince your child to sit up straight and walk tall. You see your children slouched over their dinner or homework, reclining on the couch and bent over their smartphones for hours. Try as you may, slouching is inevitable. But if not helped, it can lead to some uncomfortable symptoms down the road.

How to protect your child from your divorce

October 09, 2017
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Tips for stronger parenting during troubling times:

Put your children first
Don’t argue in front of them
Respect your partner

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.

Parenting with cancer

August 30, 2017
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Having a cancer diagnosis is difficult for anyone at any age or stage of life. If you have children at home, things can be a bit more complicated. Parenting is not something that can be put on hold (not unlike cancer) so it is important to understand strategies for handling cancer and children at the same time.

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.

Can a redesigned football helmet protect against concussions?

August 24, 2017

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Football season begins in a few short weeks; not only for the NFL but schools, as well. In September, kids across America will eagerly sign up for football and other contact sports. As a parent or caregiver, it’s important to understand the associated health risks, particularly concussion. Learn more in this interview with Ronan Cahill, a family and sports medicine doctor at Swedish Spine Sports and Musculoskeletal Medicine.

 

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.

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