How To Help Your Child Overcome Needle Phobia

How To Help Your Child Overcome Needle Phobia

This year, getting a flu shot is more important than ever. Yet many people avoid the flu shot. One of the reasons is fear of needles – needle phobia. Most children and up to half of teens are afraid of needles, according to a recent analysis.   Steps Parents Can...
Fostering A Furry Best Friend Without a Lifetime Commitment

Fostering A Furry Best Friend Without a Lifetime Commitment

October is “Adopt a Shelter Dog Month.” With more time at home, many families would like to adopt a dog but aren’t ready for a lifetime commitment. Fostering is a great way to test the waters to see if a dog – and what type of dog – is right for your family.  ...
Grandparents Hold The Key To Family Health Stories

Grandparents Hold The Key To Family Health Stories

Grandparents have a wealth of information about family’s health stories and may be the only resource for stories of deceased family members. “Knowing the health stories of family members can help identify your child’s risk of developing certain serious diseases and...
Does Your Family Need A Reset?

Does Your Family Need A Reset?

Parents and kids are feeling frustrated and stressed. For many, home is no longer a nurturing oasis but a breeding ground for discontentment and moody outbursts. Before the school year begins, set aside some time for a family reset. Begin with a Family Meeting. Begin...
6 Positive Parenting Tips For A Happy Summer

6 Positive Parenting Tips For A Happy Summer

Parenting is tough during the best of times but particularly challenging during times of health and economic uncertainty. Children and teens are feeling the stress of social distancing, health safeguards, and activity disruption. Many feel afraid and anxious about the...
Strengthen Your Immune System by Focusing on the Basics

Strengthen Your Immune System by Focusing on the Basics

We are all looking for ways to protect our families and ourselves from COVID-19. Currently, the only defense from this extremely contagious virus is prevention: wash your hands often, wear a mask, don’t touch your face, practice social distancing, avoid crowds, and...
10 Tips for Staying Sane While Sheltering in Place 

10 Tips for Staying Sane While Sheltering in Place 

Whether you are sheltering in place alone or with your family, the new normal of social distancing and isolation can be disconcerting and stressful. Below are a few tips that might help. Include your family as you implement these strategies. Everyone in your household...
Treating Bug Bites and Stings 

Treating Bug Bites and Stings 

As the weather becomes warmer, the risk of bug bites and stings increases. Although most bug bites are harmless, some can cause serious illness. The number of people who have contracted diseases from infected mosquitoes, ticks, and fleas has tripled in the past 13...
The Benefits of Art Therapy 

The Benefits of Art Therapy 

Many people think that art therapy is coloring in an adult coloring book or taking a craft workshop. While those activities have definite mental health benefits, arts and crafts projects are not the same as art therapy.   What is Art Therapy? Art therapy is a...
3 Steps to Building a Heart Healthy Lifestyle

3 Steps to Building a Heart Healthy Lifestyle

Every 37 seconds someone in the United States dies from cardiovascular disease. Adopting a heart healthy lifestyle can reduce your risk of heart attack, stroke, and other chronic illnesses. A heart healthy lifestyle is not a “diet.” It’s a pattern of eating and...
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