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Portrait of Happy Family In Park

Over the past couple of weeks, the back-to-school rush has been in full swing. New schools, new milestones, new sports activities- it’s the beginning of lots of new things for our kiddos and for us as parents. My Facebook feed has been filled with first-day-of-school photos displayed by proud parents (me included). But, along with

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Twenty-five years ago in September of 1988, Nessa’s life was forever changed by words that weren’t talked about much back then: childhood cancer. After finding bumps on Nessa’s head and swollen lymph nodes, her mom knew something wasn’t right. After a trip to the pediatrician’s office, they were told to go to Orlando Regional Medical

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September 22, 2014

What is hand, foot, and mouth disease?

Know what signs to look for and how to treat it at home


If you’re the parent of small children, odds are you’ll become familiar with hand, foot, and mouth disease at some point. It’s fairly common, but not nearly as serious as its name might suggest. What is Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease? Hand, foot, and mouth disease is a viral illness that can affect anyone, but

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As we become parents, one of the issues we inevitably face is that of vaccinating our children. For many of us, this doesn’t present a major problem, but for some the decision is fraught with anxiety, questions, fear and uncertainty. With so many sources of information out there, how do we figure out what’s best

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By Jenn Gonzales

Writing should be about the art of putting down your thoughts on paper. Whether a child is learning to write their name for the first time, draw a picture to share a story, or compose an essay for class, the most important part of any writing is the message itself. Handwriting that is difficult to

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Category: Development, Education, School-age children

By Courtney Schmidt, PharmD

There are few things in parenting as complicated as the rules and regulations of car seats. And yet, there are few things as important for the safety and well being of our kids. Motor vehicle crashes are still the number one cause of death for children over 3 years of age in the United States,

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Category: Education, Infants, Injury prevention, Safety, School-age children

By Jean Moorjani, MD, FAAP

Summer is in full swing, and many families in central Florida are heading to the pool or the beach to cool off. While you are having fun with your family, it’s important to use layers of protection to help keep your children safe when they are playing in or near the water. Drowning rates in

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Category: Education, Infants, Safety

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