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Water dangers can extend to dry land

June 11, 2018
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Your child's dip in the water could create a health risk you can't see — ingesting water into her airways or lungs. That could lead to aspiration pneumonia.

Ask a midwife: What pregnant women should know about CMV

June 08, 2018
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Simple precautions can help those at risk prevent contracting the virus.

Ready player one? How to help kids develop healthy gaming habits

May 31, 2018

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Put together a plan to ensure your child isn’t getting too much game time, or playing the wrong kinds of video games.

How to help someone in the midst of a mental health crisis

May 29, 2018
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Dr. Jennifer O’Donnell, PsyD, Clinical Program Director at Swedish Ambulatory Behavioral Health, explains how to identify and help someone in a mental health crisis.

April Showers Bring Asthma and Allergies Symptoms

May 29, 2018
Asthma and allergies often occur together. The same substances that trigger hay fever (also known as allergic rhinitis) such as pollen, dust mites and pet dander might also cause asthma symptoms.

On their morning run, many people breathe in the sweet smell of spring in the air and smile, but for those who suffer from seasonal allergies and asthma, blooming flowers and higher pollen counts can be anything but stress reducing.

Birth order and personality types: Is there a connection?

May 25, 2018
If you’ve used birth order to explain your personality, or your children’s personalities, there may be something to it. Some experts believe it could have as much influence as genetics and gender.

According to studies, a child's place in the family, especially when there are two or more siblings, can influence academic achievement and earning power, and it might contribute to risky behavior, too.

Why a positive body image is so important

May 21, 2018
How we talk about our children’s bodies (and our own) in front of them is key to setting up a healthy relationship with food and eating behaviors for the rest of their lives, says Dr. Elizabeth Meade.

A recent study published in the journal Pediatrics showed that people who were encouraged by their parents to diet during their teen years were actually more likely in adulthood to be overweight or obese, and have lower body satisfaction. They also tended to pass these messages on to their own children.

Staying fit with your toddler

May 02, 2018
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Encouraging movement ensures healthy development and refines motor skills. Doing these exercises together with keep parents and toddlers healthy and fit.

Should you be worried about your teen 'juuling'?

April 30, 2018
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Despite its seemingly innocuous name, the consequences of partaking in juuling could result in serious potential health risks.

Why does a fever seem to spike at night?

April 30, 2018

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The time of day affects our health, and fever symptoms are no exception, increasing in intensity at nighttime.

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