Child Abuse and Neglect: What Parents Should Know

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month and Sexual Assault Awareness & Prevention Month. This is an annual observance in the United States dedicated to raising awareness and preventing child abuse. Abuse is a difficult topic and can be uncomfortable to discuss, but it is imperative that parents are aware of the risks and signs […]

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Taking Down Tobacco for Kids

April 1st was National Take Down Tobacco Day – A day of action where the youth of America stand up and speak out about Big Tobacco. Alongside a movement of elected leaders, parents, teachers, healthcare providers and advocates, it ensures that young people have a seat at the table as we all work together toward […]

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Vision Screenings for Babies & Children

A vision screening is a brief eye and vision check to help detect vision issues in children. It is an essential part of preventative eye care. Some eye problems in children first show up with squinting, blinking, red eye or other noticeable symptoms. However, other eye problems can have no symptoms and will only be […]

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Why It’s Important to Take Care of Baby Teeth

Seeing your baby’s first tooth is an exciting milestone! Most little ones will get their first (primary) teeth around 6 months of age, though tiny teeth can emerge as early as 3 months. Did you know that cavities can develop as soon as your baby has teeth? Since baby teeth will eventually fall out, it […]

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Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) in Children

​​​​​​​​If someone has chronic kidney disease (CKD)​, it means their kidneys are damaged and aren’t filtering blood effectively. The condition affects people of all ages and backgrounds, including children. What are common causes of CKD in kids? Infants and children Teenagers What are common symptoms of CKD in children? CKD is often not associated with […]

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Childhood Nutrition

March is National Nutrition Month! During this month, everyone is encouraged to learn about proper nutrition and make informed food choices, develop healthful eating habits and establish physical activity habits. Nearly 1 in 3 children in America is overweight or obese. Despite all the focus on kids being overweight and obese, many parents are still confused, especially […]

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