Kid’s Health & Safety

Sleep Much?

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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

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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 everydayhealth.com 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

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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.

Newborns: Handle With Care

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  Lots to know with your sweet lil’ bundle. Here are 5 fast tips going forward! 1.  You may think he’s smiling at 3 weeks of age, but those rewards won’t actually happen until about the 6-week mark say pediatricians. A baby’s lips may curl upward momentarily … but up until 6 weeks, it’s probably… Read more »

Revealing Flu Facts

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Flu season is still in full swing, so arm yourself with a few facts from John Bruns, M.D., of Queen City Physicians to keep you and yours healthy! CF: What’s the main reason children end up hospitalized for the flu, and how can a parent prevent that from happening? JB: Influenza is a respiratory illness…. Read more »

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