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Keep your loved ones healthy with these tips on caring for sick children, handling doctor visits and preparing for emergencies.
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Family Medical Records Kit

Medical records for each family member are one of the most important items to keep around. Even if you and the rest of your family are pretty healthy, keep these items together in case of an emergency.

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  • 4 Steps to Create a Family Emergency Plan

    4 Steps to Create a Family Emergency Plan

    When a medical emergency strikes your household, things can go from the usual semi-hectic to complete chaos very quickly. There is little time to sort through files to find phone numbers and shot records -- that's where your family emergency plan comes in. See more »

  • Family Medical Records Kit

    Family Medical Records Kit

    Medical records for each family member are one of the most important items to keep around. Even if you and the rest of your family are pretty healthy, keep these items together in case of an emergency. See more »

  • What Your Pediatrician Wishes You Knew

    What Your Pediatrician Wishes You Knew

    Ever wonder what doctors talk about when no one else is around? You might be surprised to learn a few things that would actually help him or her do a better job. See more »

  • What's the effect of children's exposure to actual violence as victims or as witnesses?

    What's the effect of children's exposure to actual violence as victims or as witnesses?

    Exposure to violence can be traumatizing. Studies show that children who witness violent behavior may be affected by the experience. Is there a way to know just how much violence has changed a child? See more »

  • You Should Call the Pediatrician If...

    You Should Call the Pediatrician If...

    For new parents, even the slightest cough or sniffle from your little one can be enough to prompt a trip to the doctor. But learning a few basics of childhood illnesses and at-home treatments will help you know the right time to make that call. See more »

  • 5 Ways Schools Can Stop Bullying

    5 Ways Schools Can Stop Bullying

    Whether they're in the office or on the playground, bullies intimidate the people around them. School-age bullies are a perfect example: They're usually bigger or older or more popular than many of their peers. What can schools do to stop classmate-on-classmate abuse? See more »

  • Are Mud Pies the Prescription for a Healthy Kid?

    Are Mud Pies the Prescription for a Healthy Kid?

    Around the world, allergies are on the rise. The number of children in the United States with food allergies doubled between 1997 and 2002. In the UK, rates of allergies among children have tripled in the last decade. See more »

  • Calcium Crisis Affects American Youth

    Calcium Crisis Affects American Youth

    An alarming percentage of kids today are not getting the proper amount of calcium each day, placing them at serious risk for osteoporosis and other bone diseases. What can you do to keep the calcium crisis from affecting your children? See more »

  • Childhood Vaccinations

    Childhood Vaccinations

    Children are born with protection from many diseases, thanks to antibodies passed through the placenta. Within a year, however, this defense is lost, so children need vaccinations to protect them from these diseases. See more »

  • Constipation and Children

    Constipation and Children

    Constipation is defined as having less than three bowel movements a week and hard stools that may also be large. Learn about constipation in children and how to tell whether your child or infant has a normal stooling pattern. See more »

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