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What to Expect When Your Child Has a Broken Bone

August 22, 2019 • Our Blog • Uncategorized

Breaking a bone can be a scary experience for children and parents alike. Fortunately, they tend to heal quickly without complications.  Broken bones are one of the most common injuries in children — and considering the amount of running, jumping, and roughhousing they do, that’s no surprise. But if your child has broken a bone for the first time, it can certainly be scary, especially if you don’t know what to expect.  Fortunately, most broken bones in children aren’t serious. Because kids’ bones are more flexible than adults’, they tend to heal more quickly and breaks usually ...

How to Stay Safe While Having Fun in the Summer Sun

August 15, 2019 • Our Blog • Uncategorized

As the weather heats up and summer vacations start to roll around, it’s important to take steps to avoid overexposure to the sun’s rays. As summer kicks into high gear, there are plenty of opportunities to spend time outdoors soaking up the sun. But as much fun as it is to enjoy the sunny weather, it’s important to be aware of the potential risks involved with doing so. Though sunlight is certainly a good thing — it helps plants grow and, by transmitting vitamin D, it helps people grow, too — it does come with some ...

Signs and Symptoms of ADHD in Children

August 9, 2019 • Our Blog • Uncategorized

Symptoms of ADHD typically begin to appear when children enter elementary school. If your child is struggling with focus, impulse control, organization, or hyperactivity, it might be time for him or her to get tested.  Though experts now believe that attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is present from birth, ADHD behaviors tend to go unnoticed until children reach elementary school. That’s largely because symptoms of ADHD — inability to pay attention, hyperactivity, and impulsiveness — are common young childhood behaviors. However, because school settings demand that students sit still, remain quiet, and pay attention, the differences between children with and without ADHD often become apparent around...

Are Public Pools Safe for Your Child?

August 1, 2019 • Our Blog • Uncategorized

Public pools can be crowded and dirty, posing risks to your child’s health. Here’s how to mitigate these risks and enjoy a cool swim this summer. While taking a dip in cool, chlorinated water may come as much-needed relief on a hot summer day, public pools aren’t without their downsides. Firstly, there’s the question of safety. Not all pools have lifeguards, and those that do may be so crowded that the lifeguard will be slow to spot a child in need of assistance. Secondly, there’s the question of cleanliness. Any body of water that’s shared by hundreds of people is bound to contain...