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Teach Kids About Rx Drugs

March 4, 2014 These days, prescription drugs are common in most households. In fact, West Virginians have the highest number of prescriptions per person at 19.3 (in 2011), according to the Kaiser Family Foundation. more »»

What's So Great About Family Meals

March 4, 2014 Have you ever planned to have a meal together as a family and then had busyness or tiredness change your plans? The next time your plans are challenged, remember there are numerous benefits you and... more »»

Limit Children's Tablet Time

January 7, 2014 Tablet computers are so easy to use that even a 3-year-old can master them. And that has some pediatricians and other health experts worried. more »»

High-Powered Flossing

January 7, 2014 We all know it’s important to floss, but it’s hard enough sometimes just to get kids to brush their teeth. more »»

Focus on Mental Health

January 7, 2014 Fact: 11 percent of U.S. more »»

Make Sure Toys Are Safe for Little Ones

December 4, 2013 As kids start to add the latest and greatest toys to their holiday wish-list, Dr. more »»

Soothe Tummy Troubles Naturally ... On the Go

December 4, 2013 You’re in the middle of a whirlwind shopping trip with kids in tow and little Hannah begins whining about her tummy hurting. more »»

Focus on Mental Health: Building Up Kids, Breaking the Cycle

December 4, 2013 “Sesame Street” recently addressed a topic that can be hard to talk about, even among adults, and directed it toward children. more »»

Nutrition Tips for Busy Parents

November 4, 2013 1. Moms are the nutrition gatekeeper. My family eats what I bring into our house so I make sure to stock our fridge and cabinets with only good, healthy choices. 2. more »»

Focus on Mental Health: Parents Have Influence on Child Anxiety

November 4, 2013 Anxiety disorders on are the rise in both kids and adults. It’s the No. 1 reason why parents bring a child to a mental health professional. more »»

W.Va. Poison Center lists Halloween safety tips

October 30, 2013 Halloween is a time for fun and treats for princes, princesses, and superheros, but experts at the West Virginia Poison Center (WVPC) warn parents to use caution and to keep safety in mind for their... more »»

Protect Yourself, Protect Your Child

October 3, 2013 The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that one in every four women will experience domestic violence in her lifetime. more »»

Help Young Athletes Play It Safe

October 3, 2013 Proper nutrition for growing athletes is important for fueling the body and mind, so muscles recover quickly and the brain is able to do the same, while also making good decisions on and off the... more »»

'Stop Bullying' Tips for Parents

October 3, 2013 If the bullying is: PHYSICAL: You must rescue your child from physical threats of violence that would cause objective harm to his or her body or property. more »»

Have a Healthy, Happy Return to School

September 5, 2013 Tips from medical experts at The Children’s Hospital at Montefiore in New York City: — Check those peepers: The start of a new school season is the best time to have your child’s eyes examined. more »»

'Sleep: What Every Parent Needs to Know' Review

September 5, 2013 No matter what age your child is — 2 weeks, 2 months, 2 years, 10 years — how and when they sleep is probably one of the most challenging aspects you face as a parent. Dr. Rachel Y. more »»

Stay Poison Safe While Camping

July 8, 2013 With summer comes weekends of camping fun for many Ohio Valley families. While camping, many poison hazards can turn a fun-filled weekend into a nightmare. more »»

Get Moving With Ally Cat the Ballet Cat

July 8, 2013 Russian prima ballerina Diana Vishneva is bringing her talent, artistry and enthusiasm to children in an all-new educational DVD “AllyCat the Ballet Cat” on Aug. 13. more »»

Cut Supply Line to Win the Sugar Wars

June 28, 2013 With all of the news of school gun violence, bullying and world conflict, it seems strange to think that one of the more insidious killers among us is so ubiquitous we rarely pause to think of its... more »»

New marijuana laws may send kids to ER

May 30, 2013 CHICAGO — Increased use of medical and recreational marijuana may lead to more young children getting sick from accidentally eating food made with the drug, a Colorado study suggests. more »»



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