Health & Wellness Library

Health & Wellness Library

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  • Recommended serving size by age

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    Recommended serving size by age

    You can never have too much fruit. That bit of parenting was one mom’s valiant attempt to steer her kids away from junk food. The truth is, you can have too much of a good thing – even fruit!


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • Healthy New Year's resolutions for the entire family

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    Healthy New Year's resolutions for the entire family

    The beginning of a new year is a natural time to think about and set personal goals. As parents, it is a great opportunity to not only discuss the importance of exercise and a healthy diet, but also to teach children the importance of setting goals. However, when it comes to living a healthier lifestyle, family support is key for success. "There is power in numbers. Sitting down as a family to plan and discuss goals for the upcoming year encourages children to get involved and motivated to adopting life-long healthy habits," says Ashley Kim, a Registered Dietitian in the Children's Health Get Up & Go program.


  • Sleep regression in infants and toddlers

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    Sleep regression in infants and toddlers

    Just when you think you've got a handle on getting your little one to sleep through the night, he or she starts waking up frequently or refusing to sleep at all. Sleep regressions are common, especially during a baby’s first year, and can leave both you and your child sleepy and frustrated.


  • Treating common acute sports injuries

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    Treating common acute sports injuries

    When an athlete gets injured, it can be frightening – but it is also a common occurrence. High school athletes account for an estimated 2 million injuries each year. Often, it can be difficult to know when a sports injury needs immediate attention versus when it's best to take a "wait and see" approach.


  • 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."


  • 5 tips for an active, healthier winter

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    5 tips for an active, healthier winter

    As the winter months approach and the temperatures get cooler, many of us hibernate and seek out our favorite comfort foods. Making time for physical activity not only helps offset all the holiday eating, but it can create new family traditions around healthier behaviors.


  • 3 Hidden signs of celiac disease in children

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    3 Hidden signs of celiac disease in children

    It's not commonplace for a child to need a gluten-free diet to stay healthy, but when it's your child, you want the facts and a plan. One in every 130 children has celiac disease, an autoimmune disorder in which gluten (a protein in wheat, rye and barley) inflames the intestines.


  • RSV can be serious in infants

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    RSV can be serious in infants

    Respiratory syncytial virus, commonly known as RSV, is a specific virus that has similar symptoms to the common cold, but causes inflammation of the bronchioles (the smallest of the air passageways in the lungs).

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