Hair Health: How Parents Can Take Care of Their Children’s Hair

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Hair Care is Often Overlooked by Parents

Hair care is often an overlooked area of grooming.  As long as a child’s hair is clean and combed or brushed, there’s no cause for alarm.  That’s not necessarily the case.  Have you ever been through the rigorous and emotionally exhausting task of removing head lice from your child’s hair?  If you have, you know (more…)

School Lunches Are Not Always the Best

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Whether it is school lunch programs considering pizza to be a vegetable or meat made of “pink slime,” school lunches may not be the best alternative for children’s health. Government subsidized school lunches are great for low income families. It is also an easy alternative for a lot of time-strapped parents, who may still have to pay. But, are school (more…)

When to Visit the Emergency Room

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Emergency rooms in the United States are incredibly busy. Last year, there were over 130 million emergency room visits. That means, on average, one out of every two American went to the emergency room. One-fifth of those ER visits were patients under the age of 18. As more people use ERs as their first choice in health care, ERs around the country are (more…)

Breastfeeding Is Important for Infants

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One of the most important factors in neonatal health is whether the infant is breastfed. Breastfeeding is associated with a laundry list of health benefits to both the baby and the mother. It is endorsed by prominent health organization in the United States and throughout the world. Yet, there are still negative stigmas associated with the practice.

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