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Just over three months before she would be blowing out three candles on her birthday cake, Evie Tanner was diagnosed with cancer. Medulloblastoma, a highly malignant brain tumor, starts in the base of the skull and tends to spread to other parts of the brain and the spinal cord. Evie is just one of 2,000

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July 21, 2014

Amber teething necklaces: what’s all the hype about?

Find out whether this popular trend is the answer to your child’s teething pain

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There’s no question about it: teething is a hard time in the life of a little one. Teething is painful and frustrating for both parents and children. And as we watch our children suffer, we parents feel the responsibility to ease their suffering any way we can. Could amber teething necklaces be the answer? What

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Did you know that by the time your child reaches the 3rd grade, experts can reliably predict whether he will graduate high school? We like to think that opportunities for success are wide open, a blank slate upon which our children can make their mark. However, research shows that there is one very important component

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July 16, 2014

A Dirty Baby is a Healthy Baby!

How dirt and germs may protect your baby from illness

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Is it good for babies to be exposed to dirt and germs? I laugh when I think about it. This must be why my own children, now young adults, have taken antibiotics only a few times in their lives. One thing you can say about my children is that they have grown up in their

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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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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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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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