Children’s Health

Is it Flu or Coronavirus?

Suffering from a sore throat, cough, or just feeling run down? With the recent outbreak of COVID-19, or coronavirus, it may feel difficult to determine if your symptoms are stemming from the flu or from something else. You can monitor your symptoms and protect yourself and others with a few simple guidelines. Coronavirus vs. Flu…
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Expert Advice on How to Talk to Your Kids About the Coronavirus

Expert Advice on How to Talk to Your Kids About the Coronavirus Will I get sick? Why are they closing the schools? I’m scared. I’m upset that I can’t go to ballet class. These are some of the questions and comments I’ve heard from my three kids over the past week. Given the recent school…
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Homeschooling Moms Share Tips

Homeschooling Moms Share Tips to New Homeschoolers As the new coronavirus, COVID-19, has shuttered schools, parents find themselves teaching their own kids at home. Don’t know what you’re doing? That’s OK. Today Parents has some advice straight from moms who have been homeschooling for years. 1. Hold a Family Meeting Heather Bowen, a mom of two from…
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COVID-19 less severe in children than adults: AAP study

AAP Study Confirms Kids Get Less Severe Coronavirus; Infants More at Risk A new study confirms that coronavirus has been less severe in children, although infants in China had higher rates of serious symptoms. It has been appeared for sometime that children are less seriously affected than adults, but a new analysis of data from China…
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Covid-19 FAQs from the CDC

Covid-19 FAQs from the CDC What is the risk of my child becoming sick with COVID-19? Based on available evidence, children do not appear to be at higher risk for COVID-19 than adults. While some children and infants have been sick with COVID-19, adults make up most of the known cases to date. How can…
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Guidance for Families Regarding Covid-19

Best Practices to Keep Your Children Healthy: – Hand Hygiene: Frequent hand washing with soap and water or hand sanitizer. – Avoid touching your face or eyes. – Social distancing: Avoid public spaces like playgrounds, restaurants, churches, and movie theaters. – Maintain 3–6 feet of distance from others. – Avoid shaking or touching hands. –…
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3 Questions with Ava Rosa: Nancy Agee of Carilion Clinic

I’m here to talk with Ms. Agee and find out more about health care in America and what it takes to help a community be healthy.   Ava Rosa: Thank you for meeting with me today Ms. Agee.   You started your career at Carilion in the 1970s as a nurse and have since worked…
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Importance of Swimming Lessons

Summer: that time of year we all look forward to, filled with vacations, time off from school, outings with the kids and all around FUN. For most of us this will include activities in or around the water such as pools, lakes, rivers, oceans, and water parks. Many vacations are taken to a water oriented…
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Surprisingly simple potty training tips

(BPT) – Your toddler sits in unusually quiet concentration as you smile and give two thumbs up, the universal sign of encouragement between parent and child. After what seems like an eternity, when you’re about to give up hope, you suddenly hear the long-awaited sound of victory – that little tinkle that signifies potty training…
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May Day! May Day! May Day! We’re drowning in sugar, unhealthy fats and processed foods!

Last week, an email welcoming us to the Fit Family Challenge, an eight-week program that helps families become more active and healthier, landed in my inbox. The email introduced us to our personal trainer and dietician. I read it as I was eating a stale Krispy Kreme donut. This, I said, couldn’t have come at…
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