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  • How to keep kids active in winter

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    How to keep kids active in winter

    Winter brings shorter, colder days and, typically, much more indoor family time. But that doesn't mean you can't keep your kids moving and having fun. With a little planning and creativity, you can help your family stay physically active all year long – no matter what the weather is outside.

  • When to keep children home sick from school or daycare

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    When to keep children home sick from school or daycare

    In the past, your child could go to school, even if their nose was stuffed or runny. But as we continue to live in a world with COVID-19, you might be wondering – is it really a cold? Is it safe for my child to go to school? What if they test positive for COVID-19?

  • Winter blues or something more serious?

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    Winter blues or something more serious?

    Each winter you might notice a dip in your child's mood and a change in his or her behavior, and then witness them return to being themselves again once springtime hits. You might even experience these seasonal changes yourself.

  • Nutrition for athletes: What to eat during season and off-season

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    Nutrition for athletes: What to eat during season and off-season

    While there isn't a one-size-fits-all diet for athletes, there are certain foods that will better fuel their performance than others. Each athlete should consider their training goals, type of sport and level of activity, which will affect their nutrition needs.

  • What's on your plate? A parent's guide to a balanced diet

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    What's on your plate? A parent's guide to a balanced diet

    Eating a healthy, well-balanced diet is important for everyone – especially for a growing child. But what does a healthy, well-balanced meal consist of and how can parents help their children choose nutritious foods?

  • Can kids have thyroid problems?

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    Can kids have thyroid problems?

    Thyroid issues are often associated with adults, and many parents are surprised to learn that thyroid problems are the most common endocrine disorder among school-age kids. It's estimated that nearly 37 out of 1,000 children have thyroid disease.

  • Healthy kid-friendly meals for cold weather

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    Healthy kid-friendly meals for cold weather

    As winter days grow colder and darker, it can be challenging to find the energy to keep eating healthy. After all, sweets and comfort foods go hand in hand with the winter season. But with a bit of planning, it can be easy to prioritize healthy nutrition for the whole family.

  • Coronavirus vs. flu: What parents should know

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    Coronavirus vs. flu: What parents should know

    Every fall and winter, parents prepare for flu season and take steps to protect their family. This year, COVID-19 is causing unique concerns and questions, including how to tell the difference between the two respiratory illnesses.

  • What to do when your child has a fever

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    What to do when your child has a fever

    When your child has a fever, it is a sign that their immune system is fighting off an infection. "The vast majority of infectious diseases that are associated with a high fever are caused by a virus, and are usually accompanied by coughing, congestion, vomiting or diarrhea," says LeAnn Kridelbaugh, M.D., President of Children's Health℠ Pediatric Group. "Fever can also coincide with an ear infection or strep throat as well as less common infections like pneumonia."

  • 6 tips for a successful virtual visit

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    6 tips for a successful virtual visit

    Getting sick is never convenient, but with virtual visit, seeing a health care provider can be. Virtual visits are a quick and easy way to see a health care provider without needing to visit a doctor's office. See six tips to help you have a successful virtual appointment and get the care you or your family member needs.

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