Tag Archives: healthy family

Essential Tips: How to Baby-Proof Your Home

Baby-proofing is an important step in every parent’s journey. As children grow, so does their curiosity. The goal is to make your home a safe place for them to play and explore without risking injuries. To create our baby-proofing guide, we reached out to two pediatricians — Jonathan Miller, who practices at a Nemours Hospital clinic in Wilmington, Delaware, and …

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Antidepressants for Children and Teens: What You Need to Know

Rates of anxiety and depression among youth have soared over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic. Last fall, a coalition of the nation’s leading experts in pediatric health declared a national emergency in child and adolescent mental health. Due to structural inequities, this mental health crisis is worst among already vulnerable groups, such as low-income youth, LGBTQ youth, youth with …

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Holistic benefits of Heart Health for Kids

February is American Heart Month. Now is a great time to think about your child’s cardiovascular health. Adopting a heart-healthy lifestyle at an early age pays off in the long term. “Our cardiac health as children and adolescents, as evaluated by proxy measures such as weight and blood pressure, reflects our risk of heart disease as adults,” Emmanuelle Favilla, an attending …

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Cardiovascular Health Benefits of Sleep

February is American Heart Month. Now is a great time to think about your child’s cardiovascular health. Getting good sleep is also necessary for a healthy heart. “You really need a good night’s sleep to help with your body’s metabolism and to maintain a healthy weight,” Sarah Clauss, an advanced imaging cardiologist at Children’s National Hospital in Washington, D.C.,  says. …

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Preventing Emergency Room Injuries

Getting hurt is a part of childhood, but it’s essential to prevent serious injuries in children. Parents can take several steps — in the home, on the playground and in the car — to try to avoid a trip to the emergency room. But if your child gets seriously hurt, it’s crucial to know when a trip to the ER …

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How to Have a Heart Healthy Diet

February is American Heart Month. Now is a great time to think about your child’s cardiovascular health. Eating a well-rounded diet, is one important habit to form as kids and carry into adulthood. A heart-healthy diet includes multiple fruits and vegetables each day, a decent amount of fiber and a limit of fried foods. To make your child’s diet a …

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How to Support Your Family’s Immune System This Cold and Flu Season

While you continue to take precautions to keep your kids safe from COVID-19, you should know that we are in the midst of cold and flu season. Parents and kids can take simple, everyday steps to support their immune systems at this time of year. The most effective way to strengthen immunity is through getting the flu vaccine. But maintaining …

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Healthier Halloween Goodies

Halloween candy by the bagful abounds on supermarket shelves at this time of year. While kids love the abundance of sweets, parents concerned about their kids’ candy intake may wonder how they can reduce the amount of sugary treats their kids consume. We put together the following suggestions for healthier alternatives to Halloween candy that your kids — and the …

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Top Kids Sunscreens For Summer

Top Kids Sunscreens For Summer

Sunscreen is a year-round necessity to prevent skin damage and skin cancer, but it’s especially important during the summer, when UV rays are the strongest. The Skin Cancer Foundation recommends that all kids ages 6 months and older should be lathered in sunscreen whenever they’re outside, whether they’re playing at the beach or biking down the street. But with hundreds …

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Our 8 Best Tips for Winter Health

Winter is here and it’s a fun season, especially if you are a kid! There are snowballs to throw, snowmen to build and hills to sled. But winter is also a season for many illnesses. There are effective measures you can take as a parent to keep your kids healthy and safe during the winter months. Here are our eight best …

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