Kids' Tips

The Truth About Lice

Lice can jump. False. Lice can’t jump or fly (they don’t have wings!). They can only crawl, which is why head-to-head contact is the primary way lice spreads. They can also move around via shared hats, combs or and bedding, but ...

Back to School Breakfast & Lunchbox Ideas

I cannot believe it’s back to school time! It feels like we just got into the summer camp groove and, bam! Now it’s time for busy mornings filled with sleepy eyes, messy hair, and plenty of quick, on-the-go meals. As a mom of ...

Back to School Health Guide

Help your kids start the new school year off on the right foot. From exercise and nutrition, to back packs and sports physcials, here's how you can help: Sleep A good night’s sleep can make all the difference. Children under 13 ...

Do I Have Strep or Just a Sore Throat?

Strep throat has joined the flu in news headlines, with schools nationwide reporting widespread cases of both illnesses. So, you wake up with a sore throat. Is it from a night of “sawing logs,” a symptom of a cold or allergies, ...

Are Your Kids Hiding a 'Vaping' Habit?

The use of E-cigarettes among teens has put millions of young people on a path to addiction, and the Food & Drug Administration recently took action against retailers and manufacturers for their role in the crisis. The FDA issued fines ...

Kiddie Kabobs

Even little ones can have fun with this healthy after-school snack. Just make sure to keep fresh fruits, veggies and cheese on hand. And make sure a babysitter or older sibling is available to supervise. Ingredients: Cheese cut into squares ...

How to Protect Young Athletes from Concussion

Here's how to recognize and respond to possible brain injuries. As concern about concussions among young athletes grows, experts increasingly urge coaches, parents and athletes to learn how to recognize and respond to a concussion. And ...

Stop Staring at Those Screens

For most kids, being out of school means less structure and more downtime, which often leads to increased access to phones, tablets and television. Why does it matter? Studies show that excessive screen time can impact the health of both ...

Protect Your Kids: Get the Vaccine, Not the Flu

This year’s flu season is one of the worst on record, and has already claimed the lives of 37 children, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. That’s why it’s so important for your child to get the ...

4 Healthy Habits to Pass Along to Your Children

We all want the very best for our children, and good health tops the list. Childhood obesity is one of the country’s leading public health problems because it can lead to heart disease, Type 2 diabetes, social discrimination, poor ...

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