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  • How to pack fresh, fit school lunches

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    How to pack fresh, fit school lunches

    Parents, now that the break is over for your little ones, it's time to start thinking about school lunches again. Making, packing and taking lunches from home ensures your kids get a healthy, well-balanced meal at school.


  • Managing chronic diseases at school

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    Managing chronic diseases at school

    Children with chronic conditions like asthma, diabetes or epilepsy need extra attention at school to stay safe and healthy. With the right treatment plan and support, children with these conditions can flourish at school without putting their health at risk.


  • Back-to-School anxiety: Ways to help your child cope

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    Back-to-School anxiety: Ways to help your child cope

    A new school year can trigger feelings of anxiety in children of all ages. There are new classes, teachers, friends and pressures, all mixed with the physical changes that come with growing up. As a parent, you are the first responder in your child's life when they are feeling anxious, but it can be difficult to know what's a normal amount of nerves and how you can help.


  • Tick-Tock: Time to adjust your child’s sleep schedule

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    Tick-Tock: Time to adjust your child’s sleep schedule

    As your family’s extended break from school comes to an end, one important item that may be missing from your back-to-school checklist – or may be started too late – is transitioning your student’s sleep from a break-time schedule back to a routine school-night schedule.


  • Video game addiction: When is gaming more than just a hobby?

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    Video game addiction: When is gaming more than just a hobby?

    It's not a surprise for most parents that video games can affect their child's behavior and emotions. However, parents may be surprised to learn that the World Health Organization (WHO) now classifies 'gaming disorder' as a mental health condition.


  • What is an abdominal migraine?

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    What is an abdominal migraine?

    If your child frequently complains of unexplained stomach pain and nausea lasting a few hours to a few days, abdominal migraines may be the culprit.


  • Survival guide: Your young athlete and two-a-days practices

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    Survival guide: Your young athlete and two-a-days practices

    These extra training sessions help to accelerate physical conditioning, skill development and team cohesion. However, athletes can experience increased amounts of physical and psychological stress during these multi-session practices. Troy Smurawa, M.D., is the Director of Pediatric Sports Medicine at the Children’s Health℠ Andrews Institute for Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine. He shares a few tips to help your athlete survive two-a-days and extended practices while gearing up for a great season by getting the most out of each workout.


  • Fractures and broken bones in kids

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    Fractures and broken bones in kids

    Broken bones can happen to children or teens of any age or activity level. These breaks, also called fractures, can be caused by a variety of injuries, including overuse injuries or acute injuries.


  • How AEDs can save a life

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    How AEDs can save a life

    Sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) occurs when the heart suddenly stops beating. It can affect people of all ages, anywhere – and left untreated, can cause death in just minutes.


  • 4 Back to school tips that may surprise you

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    4 Back to school tips that may surprise you

    The start of a new school year can be exciting, but it can also make your child feel anxious, especially if last year was a rough one, or if he or she is entering a new school. There are a lot of great back-to-school tips online (e.g., get on a good sleep schedule before school starts, get organized the day before, eat a good breakfast, know your class schedule and syllabus). So instead of rehashing what’s already out there, here are 4 back to school tips.

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