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2017-2018 Flu Season: What Parents Need to Know

  Two months into the new year, the nasty wave of influenza that is spreading rapidly across the United States shows no signs of slowing. Since the current season began in October, the CDC has documented 53 pediatric flu-related deaths in the country thus far. And we still have many more weeks to go. Parents,…Keep Reading



How to Talk to Your Child About Their Condition

Whether your child has a food allergy, eosinophilic esophagitis (EOE), food protein-induced enterocolitis syndrome (FPIES), or any other type of food-related illness, it’s important to educate them about their condition.  It’s never too early to help them understand what it means to have their condition and how to manage it.  Knowing what kind of type…Keep Reading



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Tackle Tick Season with These Safety Precautions

Ticks are one of the most bothersome and dangerous downsides to the summer season. As a parent, you want to protect your children from ticks and the diseases they carry, so it is important to head into this tick season with a strong understanding of the best tick prevention methods. Basic Facts About Ticks



The Best Ways to Keep Your Family Safe This Summer

Summer is an exciting time as children finish school and get ready to enjoy a few months of swimming, sunshine, and family time. However, summer also presents its own unique dangers for children that all parents should be prepared to prevent with these simple tips. Vacation Travel: Drive Safe! As the cost of airplane tickets…Keep Reading



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The Best Ways to Prevent Heat-Related Injuries this Summer

Summer weather, especially in Florida, might feel great on the beach, but it can cause a variety of health problems for children participating in sports. Florida’s heat and humidity often feel so overwhelming that it’s hard to imagine just walking outside. Yet each day, children participate in intense and demanding sports right alongside their teammates….Keep Reading



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Sports Hydration for Kids

There are many essential elements of safety that need to be considered when children play sports. Particularly in Florida’s hot weather, sports hydration must always remain a top safety priority. Most young athletes don’t realize how frequently they need to drink water in order to cool their bodies and support major functions like blood circulation,…Keep Reading



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Does Your Newborn Need Sunscreen?

It is a natural parental instinct to protect your child in every way possible, especially during the newborn and infant phases. Like many parents, you may question the best way to keep your newborn’s soft, flawless skin from becoming harmed by the harsh Florida sun. The answer might actually surprise you. It turns out that…Keep Reading



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Sunscreen for Babies

Protecting your skin from the sun should always remain a high priority, especially during Florida’s hot spring and summer months. However, you cannot always slather your baby in sunscreen the same way you cover yourself. With summer right around the corner, it is important to understand sunscreen for babies safety rules. Don’t Use Sunscreen Until…Keep Reading



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Understanding Seasonal Allergies

For most people, the term “seasonal allergies” is synonymous with “misery.” That’s because seasonal allergies exist in different forms all year-round, leaving many people with only a few months of relief before the next attack of sneezing, coughing, and itchy eyes begin. If your child is demonstrating allergy symptoms, it is important to understand exactly…Keep Reading




Is It Allergies? This Is How You Can Find Out

Allergies aren’t fun for anybody, especially small children who can’t always verbalize their symptoms and feelings. From seasonal allergies to food and pet dander allergies, there are many different ways allergies can get the best of your child. It’s important not to ignore these symptoms and simply hope they go away. Instead, seek pediatric allergy…Keep Reading

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