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January 29, 2015

What every parent should teach their teen about sexual assault

Equipping your kids with the knowledge they need to stay safe


As a counselor with the Teen Xpress program, a part of The Howard Phillips Center for Children & Families, I provide therapy for middle and high school students at select schools in Orange County. Each year, conversations with the older high school students turn to the future – college, careers, and choices. We talk about

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January 26, 2015

Blankets can kill your baby

And other things you need to know about sleep safety for infants


Putting your baby to sleep in unsafe bedding could cost your child his life, but according to a study from the American Academy of Pediatrics, half of parents are doing just that. The most common cause of death by injury for infants is unintentional suffocation related to sleep. And the number of children who have

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On January 1st, 2015 a new law became effective in Florida requiring children under the age of six years old to be restrained either in a child safety seat or booster seat while riding in a vehicle. Previously, Florida law mandated only that children under three years of age be restrained in a car seat,

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January 20, 2015

What to do if you think your child has the flu

Doctors say more people need antiviral medications


This year has been a particularly difficult flu season, and it’s not over yet. Experts estimate that we’re about halfway through the season (although the flu virus can often be unpredictable), and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has reported an alarming number of hospitalizations and flu-related deaths. Especially concerning is the number

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By Jenn Gonzales

Panic strikes in that moment when you look down to notice your child has vanished. How could it happen so fast? For most, it’s the mischievous toddler who plays a spontaneous game of hide-and-seek in the middle of the busy superstore or decides to run the opposite way when Dad announces it’s time to go

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Category: Autism, Safety

By Illuminate

This post was written by Dr. Tom Ruffin, pedatric resident at Arnold Palmer Hospital No one plans on their child catching the flu (influenza); however, 20,000 children less than 5 years old are hospitalized with flu-related complications. Here are some important things you need to know about the flu: What is the Flu? Influenza (the

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Category: Healthy living

By Courtney Schmidt, PharmD

If getting your kids into the kitchen sounds a bit daunting, you aren’t alone. There’s the extra time and the mess and the trouble. It’s easy to think that things might be simpler if we sent our kids off to play while we handled dinner alone. However, we might be overlooking some great opportunities for

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Category: Development, Education, Infants, Parenting, School-age children

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