Head lice alert: How to stop an outbreak in its tiny tracks

With a new school year solidly underway, more kids are bringing home “the wrong kind of friends.” No, we aren’t talking about their fellow classmates — we’re talking about head lice. “As children come in close […]

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Measles is a greater threat than debunked vaccine safety claims

More than 41,000 children and adults in Europe have been infected with measles so far in 2018, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). This year, the U.S. has seen 107 cases, according to the […]

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Helping teens cope with back-to-school anxiety

The school year has begun. If you have an adolescent or teenager who is showing signs of anxiety about going back to school, there are steps you can take to help ease the transition. “Anxiety […]

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Kindergarten 101: What your child needs to know

Starting kindergarten can create excitement and anxiety for kids and parents alike. Much of that fear will go away if your child is prepared before entering the classroom. Keeping your family healthy Learn more What […]

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Is your child’s backpack too heavy?

As the school year kicks off with that new backpack full of school supplies, now is the time to do a safety check on your child’s back. “Many students carry too much weight on their […]

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7 tips for simple school lunches

Kids are back to school and families are back in the bustle of daily life. It’s easy to let good nutrition slip for the sake of convenience. Don’t resort to school lunches with processed, packaged […]

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Meet a social worker: Susan Leet

When Susan Leet decided to pursue a midlife career change, she knew she wanted to be a helper. She comes from a long line of helpers — her grandfather was a minister. Her father was […]

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Fidget spinners: Are they a tool or a toy?

Does your back-to-school shopping list include a fidget spinner? If so, you may want to check with your child’s school — the gadgets are being banned from some classrooms because they are becoming a distraction. […]

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Making school lunches easier, healthier and more fun to eat!

What’s one of the biggest school-year frustrations for parents? Making school lunches your child will eat! You know they need good nutrition to fuel their day, but it can be difficult. Need to schedule a […]

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Check your child’s sports physical off the back-to-school to-do list!

Many elementary and high school students start new sports seasons when they return to school in August. For most, an annual exam, known as a “sports physical,” must be completed before participating in sports. Although […]

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