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5 Vaccine Myths Debunked

In the US, getting a child vaccinated is a must. You’ll see the vaccine requirement in schools, and even daycare. But just because it’s required doesn’t mean every parent agrees with it. “I think the vast majority of individuals already realize that vaccines are a modern miracle that are safe, effective, and prevent serious and […]

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Mommy Wars Part 1: The Debate Over Breastfeeding Vs. Formula Feeding

In this mommy wars series, we’ll examine three points of contention among moms and how to navigate the debate, so an all-out war doesn’t ensue. A common sore spot among moms is the choice between breastfeeding and formula feeding. Hostility is high. And insults get hurled like: “You’re lazy, selfish, and you don’t love your […]

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Who’s In The Operating Room With You During Heart Surgery?

Having heart surgery is scary enough. Having a bunch of masked strangers stand over as you prepare to have surgery is even scarier. Although surgeons perform successful heart surgeries all the time, this may be your first time. So, who helps out during the actual procedure may be a mystery to you. Here’s a breakdown […]

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Things To Do Before College: A Medical Checklist For Your Child

Going to college can be a thrilling experience. Your child may be leaving home for the first time or traveling far away to new friends, new places, new everything. It’s a rush. In the excitement, however, don’t forget about some fundamental things your child needs to handle health-wise—particularly if she has a chronic health condition […]

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5 Ways A Child Life Specialist Uses Play Therapy To Help Sick Kids Cope

When your child is hospitalized, your main concern as a parent is making sure she receives whatever treatment is necessary to get her physically healthy again. But hospitalization can disrupt a child’s mental health and development as well. That’s where child life specialists come in. A child life specialist’s job is to support children and […]

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