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  • Teal Pumpkin Project: Alternative Halloween treats for kids with allergies, diabetes or other needs

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    Teal Pumpkin Project: Alternative Halloween treats for kids with allergies, diabetes or other needs

    Having a child with a food allergy or diabetes impacts nearly every aspect of life – including how he or she can participate in holidays and related celebrations. Festive autumnal celebrations nearly always include candy and treats, and it can be heartbreaking to tell a child with a food allergy that he or she can’t participate in the merriment of trick-or-treating on Halloween night.


  • What are signs of bullying parents can look for?

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    What are signs of bullying parents can look for?

    If your child is being bullied at school, he or she might be hesitant to share that information with you. In this video, Celia Heppner, Psy.D., clinical psychologist at Children's Health, shares signs to look for if you suspect your child is being bullied or teased.


  • Kidney stones can happen to kids too

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    Kidney stones can happen to kids too

    Most people think of kidney stones as an adults-only condition, but anyone can get them, and that means children too. A kidney stone is a pebbly substance that forms in a child’s kidney if the urine mineral level is too high. Kidney stones must be treated by a health care professional.


  • SIDS and keeping your baby safe

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    SIDS and keeping your baby safe

    If you're a new parent or a parent-to-be, you’re likely aware of SIDS (sudden infant death syndrome). SIDS is the unexplained death of an infant less than 1 year of age, and while the causes may be unknown, there are steps you can take to reduce your baby's risk.


  • Seven simple tips for safe trick-or-treating

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    Seven simple tips for safe trick-or-treating

    The spookiest day of the year is quickly sneaking up on us. So you're probably already on your way to being knee deep in pumpkins, costumes, candy and creating great Halloween memories for your child.


  • Sports drinks: Are they actually healthy? 

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    Sports drinks: Are they actually healthy? 

    Over the last few years, many people have gotten the message that sugar-containing sodas are not a healthy choice for their family and have started to buy less of these drinks. However, as soda drinking declines, more people are buying sports and energy drinks thinking they are healthier alternatives. Marketing for these drinks features professional athletes and promises increased energy and athletic performance. If a drink is good enough for top athletes, it must be good for the general public, right?



  • Egg allergies and the flu shot

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    Egg allergies and the flu shot

    When fall comes around each year, it’s time to think about everyone in your family getting a flu shot, for their protection and to do your part to boost community health. But, if your child has an egg allergy, you may be concerned about the egg protein in the flu shot.


  • Healthy food swaps

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    Healthy food swaps

    Eating healthy doesn’t mean you have to give up taste! These healthy food swaps are easy ways to cut back on extra calories and reduce sources of refined sugar and simple carbohydrates – all without sacrificing texture or flavor. Even your kids will love it!


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