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Should Your Kids Steer Clear of Plant-Based Milks?

November 13, 2019 • Our Blog • Uncategorized

Plant-based milks may be seen as a health food, but they’re not necessarily healthy for young children. Plant-based milks are among the latest health food crazes, but according to a new set of nutritional guidelines released by experts from the American Heart Association, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the American Academy of Pediatrics, and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentists, they may not be healthy for everyone. These new guidelines may hold some surprises for parents, as many of their recommendations contravene popular beliefs about what beverages are healthy for kids to drin

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Halloween 2019 Health and Safety Checklist

October 17, 2019 • Our Blog • Uncategorized

Keep your kids safe and healthy this Halloween — without sacrificing any fun! For kids, Halloween is a source of boundless excitement. They get to dress up in flashy, glamorous, or scary costumes, stay up past their bedtimes, and collect all the free candy they can fit in their bags. For parents, Halloween is a very different story: their children are out after dark, talking to strangers, and eating way more sugar than they should. Fortunately, it’s possible to keep your kids safe and healthy without spoiling the fun of Halloween, and we’ve compiled a Halloween health and safety checklist to help you do just

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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

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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

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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

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