Kid’s Stomach Flu Survival Guide

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For parents, there’s nothing more heartbreaking than watching a child deal with illness. But especially heartbreaking are the effects of the stomach flu picked up from one of their classmates. However, calling it the “stomach flu” isn’t entirely accurate. While the “flu,” or influenza, is a viral infection that causes respiratory symptoms as well as aching and fever, the “stomach … Read More

For Parents: A Guide to State and Federal Vaccinations in Washington, DC

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brown-author Summer is a time for families with children to recover from last school year while preparing for the next one. That means trips to the beach, picnics in the park, summer reading projects and catching up with state and federal vaccinations. If keeping up with your children’s vaccines isn’t on your summer to-do list, it should be. While getting … Read More

Is Your Child Overweight? How to Tell and What to Do

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Kids today weigh more than they ever have. Overweight or obese children face a series of obstacles— including health problems, bullying and low self-esteem—that can carry over into adulthood. As a parent, it can be hard to tell whether your child is overweight or just hasn’t grow out of their baby fat. Because overweight children often become overweight adults, the … Read More

Is Your Child Overweight? How to Tell and What to Do

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brown-author Kids today weigh more than they ever have. Overweight or obese children face a series of obstacles— including health problems, bullying and low self-esteem—that can carry over into adulthood. As a parent, it can be hard to tell whether your child is overweight or just hasn’t grow out of their baby fat. Because overweight children often become overweight adults, … Read More

7 Natural Fixes for Cradle Cap

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If your newborn’s once pristine scalp has started to redden or appear dry and scaly, cradle cap (also known as Infantile Seborrheic Dermatitis) could be to blame. Though the development of any new rash or spot can be quite alarming to new parents, cradle cap is a relatively common issue that presents little risk to your tender infant.

7 Natural Fixes for Cradle Cap

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brown-author If your newborn’s once pristine scalp has started to redden or develop dry and scaly patches, cradle cap (also known as Infantile Seborrheic Dermatitis) could be to blame. Though the development of any new rash or spot can be quite alarming to new parents, cradle cap is a relatively common issue that presents little risk to your tender infant. … Read More

Five Signs of Strep Throat Parents Should Look For

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brown-author Back to school means back to germs for a lot of students. Funneling kids from the great outdoors during summertime into a small, enclosed building means viruses and bacteria spread like wildfire. And kids love to share everything from their toys to their lunches. Their germs are no exception. Now that kids are back to school, it’s critical that … Read More