Helping Teen Parents and Their Children Build Healthy Futures

Teen parents have plenty of obstacles to navigate. Their kids will likely face some too. The good news is that as a grandparent, there’s a lot you can do to help! It helps to be aware of the possible challenges your teenager may face as a parent. That way, you can help your child meet […]

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Stroke in Babies & Children

“Stroke” is an injury to the brain or the blood vessels in the brain. If a blood vessel is blocked, it can’t deliver oxygen or nutrients to the brain. Unlike other parts of the body, the brain cannot survive for long without blood flow – if an area of the brain runs out of oxygen […]

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14 Diseases You Almost Forgot About Thanks to Vaccines

​​April 22-29th is National Infant Immunization Week and April 24-30th is World Immunization Week! Immunizations protect your child against these 14 diseases that were once common in the United States.​​ 1- Polio Polio is a crippling and potentially deadly infectious disease that is caused by poliovirus. The virus spreads from person to person and can invade an infected […]

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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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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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