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Should My Kids Get the Flu Vaccine?

Flu Shot

To get the flu vaccine or not? That is the question… Or at least, it’s a very common question in my office this time of year. I believe that the decision to get the flu vaccine for your child, just like any other vaccine, is YOUR CHOICE

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Treat Your Child’s Flu – Naturally!

Flu season is right around the corner, and we’re all bracing ourselves. There’s nothing worse than your child having fever, chills, aches, and pains – and not being able to do anything but give some Tylenol or Motrin and just wait it out. But – WAIT! If

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Last Night I Cried…

Last night I cried. I didn’t cry the night of the election. I didn’t cry the next night. Or the next. But last night I cried. I cried for the Latino children at Royal Oak Middle School in Michigan whose classmates chanted “Build the wall.” I cried

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Eat Yourself to a Good Night’s Sleep

Guest post by Kandice Stellmon, NC   Want a good night’s sleep?  Check out my nutrition Do’s and Don’t’s for getting your best sleep ever! Nutrition Do’s for a good night’s sleep: ‘Gobble’ up the right snack before bed.  We’ve all heard that the tryptophan found in

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The 3 Things You Need to Know to Get a Good Night’s Sleep

Guest post by Dr. Therese Trolan, MD We’re all reminded of just how important sleep is when our kids don’t get their nap and lose it before dinner’s even started. But just how important is a good night’s sleep? Chronic sleep deprivation is linked to poor physical

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Back-to-School, Back to… STRESS!!!

  As our kids head back to school with homework, after school activities, weekend sports games, friendship drama, etc.; and as we head back to nagging the kids to wake up (why is it that kids have no trouble waking up early over summer break or on

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It’s Children’s Eye Health & Safety Month!

August is Children’s Eye Health & Safety Month: Send Your Children Back to School with Everything They Need for Success, Including an Eye Exam! By Carole L. Hong, OD, FCOVD As children head back to school, be sure to add a comprehensive eye exam to your prep

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Artificial Flavors, Preservatives & Dyes – OH MY!

The summer is heating up, and your kid is begging for that neon-colored snow cone. Do you do it? You’ve all heard the advice to take out the artificial junk in your kids’ diet and eat whole, organic, unprocessed foods. We’ve all embraced it – sort of.

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Left vs. Right

An ambulance pulls up with siren blaring just outside my office window. I peek outside. An ambulance is stuck in the left lane, trying to get through. Ambulance driver, to the car in front of him: “Please pull to your right.” Car pulls further to the left.

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