Health & Wellness Library

Health & Wellness Library

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  • Is your child's heart rate healthy?

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    Is your child's heart rate healthy?

    Your child's heart rate (also called pulse) can vary wildly throughout the day. Heart rate is the number of times the heart beats each minute. Daily activities can change how fast or slow the rate fluctuates – from a slow, steady beat while resting or sleeping to a higher rate during exercise.


  • How do I talk to my teen about sexual violence and harassment?

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    How do I talk to my teen about sexual violence and harassment?

    It's rare to watch or read the news without coming across stories covering bullying and the increased efforts that schools are taking to prevent such behavior from occurring on school grounds. But what about sexual violence in schools? After all, research has shown that verbal bullying and teasing in middle schools predicts later perpetration of sexual harassment by those same students.


  • Opioid use in teens

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    Opioid use in teens

    Many parents may be surprised to learn the rise in opioid use isn't limited to adults. A new study has found that the number of young people who were diagnosed in emergency rooms with opioid use disorder or addiction is on the rise.


  • Should your child take Tamiflu?

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    Should your child take Tamiflu?

    When children are sick, all you want is to help them feel better. With bacterial infections, you might give them antibiotics, but when it comes to viruses like the flu, you may not have many options.


  • Your guide to preventing and treating the flu

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    Your guide to preventing and treating the flu

    Influenza, or the flu, is a contagious respiratory illness caused by a viral infection that affects the lungs, mouth and throat. It isn't the same as a stomach "flu," which is the result of viruses in the gastrointestinal tract.


  • Drowning prevention: 3 rules for pool safety

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    Drowning prevention: 3 rules for pool safety

    A swimming pool is a great place for kids to cool off during the hot summer months – but without proper safety precautions, swimming can pose serious risk to children. Drowning is the leading cause of injury-related death for children ages 1 to 4 in the United States. Whether you have a backyard pool or hot tub, or take your child to a public or friend's pool for a party, keep these three essential rules in mind:


  • How to spot and stop bullying

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    How to spot and stop bullying

    Whether your child is being bullied or acting like a bully at school, these behaviors can affect their self-esteem, relationships, and mental health. As a parent, you can help protect your child’s emotional well-being by watching out for the signs of bullying and getting your child the help they need.



  • When is the right time for your teen to start dating?

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    When is the right time for your teen to start dating?

    As your teen enters high school, gets a driver's license and passes other teenage milestones, you might ask yourself: When is the right time to allow my child to date? Parents often worry about their child's first relationship or their child entering the world of dating, but romantic teen relationships occur. An expert shares advice to help prepare you and your child for dating and forming healthy relationships.


  • 6 Signs your child may have an eating disorder

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    6 Signs your child may have an eating disorder

    Eating disorders are characterized by unhealthy approaches to eating, weight and exercise. But they are more than a refusal to eat healthy; eating disorders are complex psychiatric disorders. If your child has an eating disorder, he or she also might have problems with self-image, anxiety and even depression. As many as 30 million people in the United States have an eating disorder. The causes of eating disorders continue to be researched. Biological, sociological, psychological and cultural factors can all play a part in the development of an eating disorder.

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