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Move It, Move It!

January 5, 2018 According to the education advocates at Brain Balance Achievement Centers, it’s easy to forsake being active during the cold months of the year. more »»

Are You Raising An Emotional Eater?

March 23, 2017 Have you ever offered a chocolate chip cookie or an ice cream cone to a sad, injured or upset child? In many families, reaching for a treat to soothe a child is the most obvious — and effective —... more »»

Do I Have to Get a Bath?

October 11, 2016 The American Academy of Dermatology has weighed in on the question of how often children need to bathe. The answer might surprise you. more »»

Link Between Bedtime, Obesity

September 13, 2016 According to researchers at The Ohio State University College of Public Health, preschoolers who are in bed sleeping by 8 p.m. more »»

'UnSelfie' — The Selfie Antidote

June 7, 2016 According to Michele Borba, “selfie syndrome” — the self-absorbed craze permeating today’s culture —is “eroding our children’s character” and developing the saddest and most stressed-out generation... more »»

Puffy Coats, Car Seats Don't Mix

January 26, 2016 If you missed it on the “Today” show last month, look it up on YouTube now. Remove your kids’ (and YOUR) puffy coats before strapping into their car seats. more »»

Holiday Season Safety

December 14, 2015 Choking and Swallowing — Tree ornaments, light bulbs, icicles, tinsel and small toys are potential choking hazards for small children because they may block the airway. more »»

Pain in the Neck?

November 10, 2015 Just as young athletes are at risk for injury from repetitive motions, children (and adults) who use digital devices, such as smartphones, tablets and computers, also are at risk for neck pain, thum... more »»

Danger: Tykes on Trikes

October 6, 2015 Tricycles might seem pretty tame, but they send thousands of kids to emergency rooms each year and are even linked to a handful of deaths, new research shows. more »»

Tips for Treating Hives

September 8, 2015 Has your child broken out in an itchy rash? If so, it could be a case of hives. Fortunately, hives are usually harmless and temporary. more »»

Celebrating Breastfeeding

July 14, 2015 World Breastfeeding Week is Aug. 1-7, with the worldwide theme, “Breastfeeding and Work: Let’s Make It Work. more »»

Don't Get Tangled Up

July 14, 2015 A Martins Ferry mom driving her toddler around recently discovered to her horror that he had become entangled in the seat belt. more »»

Exercise Can Prevent Gestational Diabetes

July 14, 2015 According to research appearing in BJOG: an International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, women who exercise during pregnancy are less likely to have gestational diabetes, and the exercise... more »»

Tough Pill to Swallow

July 14, 2015 Many sick kids can’t or won’t swallow pills — and that can make them sicker. But there may be some pretty simple ways to help the medicine go down, a new study says. Dr. more »»

Choosing a Clear Mind

April 1, 2015 April is Alcohol Awareness Month. more »»

Avoid the Pizza Trap

March 4, 2015 Junk food is everywhere; it is hard to avoid in our culture. But there are three things parents can do to help their children build healthy eating habits for life: 1. more »»

Are You a Food Label Reader? More Moms Than Dads Are

January 12, 2015 Mothers are more likely than fathers to read nutrition labels when considering food and drink purchases, according to the latest C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital National Poll on Children’s Health. more »»

Create a Family Wellness Culture

January 12, 2015 The problem of children’s poor health in the U.S. does not stop with obesity, said Dr. Nimali Fernando, a pediatrician who founded The Doctor Yum Project. more »»

Banish the Blanket

January 12, 2015 That doesn’t mean letting babies freeze; safe sleepwear is advised, including one-piece sleepers, and keeping the room at a comfortable temperature. According to researchers, too many U.S. more »»

All I Want for Christmas ...

December 2, 2014 The loss of a baby tooth is an exciting milestone for little kids. more »»



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