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Tips for Staying Healthy During Pool Season

How to protect yourself and your family from germs that may be in the water.

Enjoy Yoga by the Barn at Old Salem

All yoga skill levels are encouraged to participate in the May 6 event.

Importance of Naps for Preschoolers

Study shows a link between naps and language learning.

Emergency Room Visits Jump as Trampoline Parks Gain Popularity

Study authors call for additional strategies to prevent injuries at trampoline parks.

Pokémon Go is Good for You

Study shows players have more physical activity.

5 Fitness Trackers Families Will Love

Does your family want to join the fitness tracker movement? Here are a few products on the market to consider.

Half of Traffic Deaths in Children and Young People Related to Alcohol

Study involved survey of 84,756 motor vehicle fatalities of young people under the age of 21 in the U.S. between 2000 and 2013.

Low Birth Weight Babies at Higher Risk for Mental Health Problems Later in Life

Findings may stem from biological responses of the infant to difficult prenatal conditions and postnatal stresses following early birth.

Meal Kits to the Rescue

How meal kit delivery services can change — and simplify — your dinner routine

Coping With Separation Anxiety in Children

The Daycare Dilemma: What to do when your child can’t bear to see you leave

Parental Obesity Associated With Early Childhood Development Delays

Findings based on study that analyzed the data based on screenings of more than 4,800 children.

Tips for Pregnant and New Moms

Advice for maintaining a healthy pregnancy

Strategies for Preventing and Coping With Youth Sports Injuries

Seven safety protocol guidelines and tips for keeping kids in the game.

BlueCross BlueShield Expands to 12 Weeks Paid Leave for New Parents

BCBSNC said the policy change resulted from data that suggest possible benefits of longer paid leave for new parents.

Flavored E-Cigarette Use May Increase Teens’ Desire to Smoke Tobacco

Using flavored e-cigarettes associated with a lower prevalence of perception of tobacco’s danger, study finds.

American Academy of Pediatrics Emphasizes Safety and Importance of Vaccines

AAP issues statement that vaccines are safe, effective and save lives.

Understanding 0bsessive Compulsive Disorder in Children

OCD is one of the most common disorders in children and adolescents, with estimates ranging from 1-2 percent of children in the U.S., according to the American Academy of Family Physicians.

Concierge and Direct Primary Care

Concierge medical care and direct primary care offer new ways to be treated by physicians. What are the pros and cons?

When to Keep Your Sick Child at Home

Follow these expert guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics to know when you should keep your children home from school.

Dog Kisses and Disease

An October article in the journal Nature World News points out the potential danger of letting your dog lick or “kiss” you or your children.

Holiday Season Toy Safety

Follow these tips from American Academy of Pediatrics to make your holiday season a safe and happy time.

Getting Kids Excited About Eating Right

Quick tips for encouraging kids to make healthier choices

Meditation Plus Running a Possible Treatment for Depression

MAP, or “mental and physical” training, is a novel clinical intervention that combines mental training through meditation and physical training through aerobic exercise.

Antibiotic Gel in Ear May Treat Ear Infections

Reduce Your Chance of Having Another Preterm Baby

Learn more about a treatment that can help women who have had a preterm birth reduce their chances of experiencing another one.

Ovarian Cancer: Know Your Risk

Ovarian cancer is the fifth leading cause of death in women, but early detection is key to survival. Find out what you need to know about risk factors, testing and symptoms.

Link Between Early Life Stress and Poorer Adult Mental Health

A group of mostly African-American adult males who endured high levels of stress between the ages of 5 and 8 typically displayed less activity than normal in the parts of their brains linked to motivation, positive moods and depression.

Time for Flu Vaccines

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that everyone over the age of 6 months be vaccinated against the flu (with the exception of those who have specific medical conditions).

Decoding Your Child’s Cough

Use this handy guide so you'll know what's going on and when to call the doctor.

Earlier Preschool Bedtimes May Reduce Risk of Teen Obesity

Preschoolers who go to bed later — even if just by one hour — become less healthy teenagers, according to researchers.
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