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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.

Raising Confident Decision-Makers

Age-by-age tips to help encourage good decision making from toddlerhood through the teen years.

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

Teaching Your Child About Inappropriate Contact and Building a Positive Body Image

It’s never too early to teach children about sexuality and safety around strangers

30 Ways to Give Thanks

Helping kids learn the practice of gratitude.

ADHD: Probably NOT Parenting or Seasoned Potato Chips

New study faults DNA for disorder in children, not upbringing or environmental factors.

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

Oatmeal with Kid Appeal

Getting kids on-board with oatmeal is a healthy victory for every parent — here's how you can do it, too.

What Parents Should Know About Sensory Processing Disorders

Understanding the challenges and treatment options with this often misunderstood condition.

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.

Are Your Kids Overscheduled?

How to reduce the stress and plan downtime

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).

Grocery Cart Tips for Confidence & Good Nutrition

These 5 expert tips will help you save money and eat healthier.

Decoding Your Child’s Cough

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

New Central Library Inaugurated with Contest and Sneak Peek Event

Building healthy hearts and minds is the theme for pre-opening event at Central Library in Winston-Salem.

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.

Tasty Fuel for Success in School

The importance of mealtimes for growing and learning students – and their parents, too.

EpiPen Price Increase Sparks Backlash

Putting today's prescription price increases into perspective.

3 School Lunch Brown-Bag Basics

Brown-bagging can save you money, help you control menu selections and foster connections with your kids.

Summer Green Beans

There are plenty of ways to enjoy green beans fresh from your garden, the farmers market or your grocery store.
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Education Guide

The all-new 2015-2016 Education Guide is packed with everything parents need to know to navigate more than 500 education options and resources in the Triad, including area preschools, private schools, public school systems, charter schools, boarding schools and academic resources.

GPS [Go. Play. See]

It's your complete family guide to Triad living. Parents are busy and on the go. Use this guide to help you explore all this great area offers for families in Winston-Salem, Greensboro, High Point and surrounding communities.

Exceptional Child

For parents of kids with special needs, finding help and support can be challenging. We've compiled valuable resources for Triad parents in our latest annual publication, Exceptional Child, which is also available as a digital guide.