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Are you prepared for an emergency?

When a category 4 tornado hit St. Louis in 2011, ripping the roof off our airport, I was home alone ...

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Toe Walking: Should you be concerned?

Walking is such an important milestone in young children that anything that is “not typical” about it, causes parents a ...

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How TVs can kill kids. Hint: it’s not the content

TVs that are unstably mounted often fall on industrious toddlers trying to reach them. According to the study, “Television-Related Injuries ...

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How much screen time is OK for kids? New guidelines on children and media use from the American Academy of Pediatrics

For years pediatricians have said that kids shouldn’t have more than 2 hours per day of recreational screen time, and ...

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Talking to Kids about Scary Events: Oregon school shooting

We have shared this advice too many times on this blog – about twice each year over the last three ...

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Lessons Learned from Eyeglasses

Two months ago, my daughter was referred to an ophthalmologist and it turned out she needed eyeglasses. Not a big ...

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The Medical Benefits of Family Dinner: Five ways eating together keeps kids healthy

Eating at least three family meals together each week is associated with healthier kids, according to a study published in ...

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Recognizing risks of sexual abuse in young athletes

Earlier this week, Marvin Sharp, an Indianapolis gymnastics coach, who trained two members of the 2008 U.S. women’s Olympics team, ...

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Kids and the Flu Shot: 11 Things Every Parent Needs to Know about the 2015-2016 Influenza Vaccine

The flu season is here and I have started to see positive influenza testing. It’s time to get flu shots ...