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Kid’s Health & Safety

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 »

Save Your Skin

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Between the cold outside and the heat inside, your children’s skin can suffer damage. Keep everyone’s faces, fingers and feet in good shape: • Moisturize: Apply oil-based moisturizer on kids’ faces as a protective layer and to help skin retain more moisture. • Sunscreen: Winter sun can be just as damaging to skin as the… Read more »

Babies need tummy time!

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But remember, when it’s sleeping time, Baby should still be on his back. Since the American Academy of Pediatric’s successful “Back to Sleep” campaign began in 1992, there’s been a decrease in the amount of SIDS-related deaths, says Daniel Cross, president of A Step Ahead Pediatric Therapy in Crestview Hill, KY.  But babies now are… Read more »

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