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Kid’s Health & Safety

Healthier at Home

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When someone gets sick at home, take measures to keep the illness away from the rest of you! Take precautions to keep a happy, healthier family.

Laughing Matter: Kids & Nitrous Oxide

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When he was little, Reading dad David Powell was given Nitrous oxide —laughing gas — at a dental appointment. A family he was carpooling with came to visit him at the dentist’s office. “The only problem,” Powell says, “is that I was hallucinating and they were walking on the ceiling.” He says that although he… Read more »

Recognizing Baby’s Allergies

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Recognizing an illness or an allergy in an infant is pretty tough for a new parent. It’s not like your little fella can tell you what hurts or makes him uncomfortable. All he can do is make sure you know something’s up with his tears and fussiness. So it’s up to you to be aware… Read more »

SCREENS & TOTS

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  For years, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) advised parents of children ages 2 and younger to avoid exposure to screens, be it TV, computers or mobile devices. The reasoning was that young minds are still developing and aren’t ready to process an understanding of a 2D world versus a very real 3D world…. Read more »

Sugar and the Heart

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Sugar consumption can affect a child’s heart. But how to curtail the habit … especially with Halloween just weeks away?

All About the Eyes

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Unusual behaviors hold the key to detecting a vision issue in your child and treatment is essential. It’s important to keep your child’s eyes healthy.

Kids and Car Sickness

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Car sickness can strike a child when you least expect it. Be ready if one of your kids turns pale and nauseous during your family’s summer travels.

Summer Safety

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You’re ready for family fun, but also be ready for the unexpected. We’ve got your summer safety topics covered with what you need to keep your kids safe.