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The Importance of Protecting Children’s Eyes from the Sun

  Many moms, dads, and caretakers out there realize the importance of applying sunscreen to the little ones in our care prior to outdoor activities, but an area of the body that does not receive as much attention when it comes to sun safety is the eye. UV rays are just as harmful to…

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Sun Safety Tips

  The summer months provide sunny weather and outdoor activities for children and their families, but a harmful side effect to the outdoor fun is sun damage. It is important to protect the skin from harmful UVA and UVB rays as protection can prevent the onset of skin cancer in the future. Below are…

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Keeping Kids Active and Fit

  In a time when video games, iPads, and other forms of technology reign supreme, it is increasingly difficult to get children outside for the recommended 60 minutes of daily exercise. The rise of fast food popularity has also added to the difficulty parents face with keeping their children fit and healthy. Parents hold…

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10 Fun Things to Do with Kids This Summer

  Summer vacation is something students of all ages look forward to throughout the school year. For many kids, their parents do not get to enjoy this break from work alongside their children, but that does not mean that kids are unable to have fun during the summer months. In between family vacations and…

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Children’s Eye Exams and Why They are Important

  Eye exams can alert an eye care professional to deficiencies in vision, but annual eye exams can also reveal other issues not related to the eye as well. For instance, diabetes can be detected through an eye exam, and, for children, suspected learning disabilities can be attributed to a simple vision problem. For…

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Canada’s Food Allergy Awareness Month

  The month of May for Canada is known as Food Allergy Awareness Month, and Food Allergy Canada is dedicated to creating awareness of food allergens and conducting research on how to combat them. Two accomplishments that the group is especially proud of are their part in making food labels easier to read and…

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Allergies

  Allergies. We are all impacted by allergies in some way or another. Some of us have severe allergies to foods that can be life-threatening if we do not heed necessary precautions, while others just suffer from a runny nose at certain times of the year. No matter the allergy, they can be serious…

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April – National Autism Awareness Month

  Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is defined by autism-society.org as a complex developmental disability in which signs typically appear during early childhood and affect a person’s ability to communicate and interact with others. Autism impacts individuals differently and to varying degrees, and, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ADDM Autism Prevalence…

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Toddler Proof Your Home

You made it through the baby phase and are in a whole new world of potty training, talking, and a little defiance. Not only is your little one walking about and exploring their surroundings in more abundance, but they are getting into things that could cause them harm. Below are some tips on how…

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Battling Fear and Anxiety

Each of us has dealt with and continues to deal with fears and anxieties on a daily basis. From a common initial fear of anyone other than mommy when we are infants to a fear of the boss in the workplace as adults, anxieties follow us throughout our development and are in fact part…