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Kid’s Health & Safety

Sleep Much?


Back-to-school means routines and earlier bedtimes, but that’s not always as easy as it sounds. Sarah Flora, M.D., with St. Elizabeth Physicians in Alexandria, offers tips for common sleep woes and tells how to establish a solid sleep routine.

Home Solutions for Summer Bummers


Right along with long and lazy days come sunburns, bug bites, and itching and scratching. Hit the kitchen pantry for home remedies recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and to cure and fend off minor boo-boos — but be smart! If symptoms don’t improve, or seem to get worse, call your pediatrician.

Emergency Room Visit + Your Child


School’s out, kids are playing hard, and suddenly there’s an accident. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission says summer is the most likely time for a child to get injured. Here’s what to expect at the emergency room.