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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.

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.

 

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.

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