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Did you know that one of the greatest influences on your child’s intelligence and academic success is the way (and how much) you speak to them? Even more important than education and socioeconomic factors, speech that takes place between you and your child from birth to 3 years of age is one of the most

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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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We often think of concussions in terms of sports, most commonly football and other collision sports. Concussions also commonly occur in contact sports where helmets aren’t worn like soccer, basketball, wrestling or lacrosse. However, every parent needs to know about this injury, even if your kids aren’t involved in sports. Concussions can occur from a

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Every 8 minutes, a child experiences a medication error. I’m not talking about a medication error that occurs in the hospital, but the ones that happen in our homes every day. I’m not even talking about the kind of medication mistakes that occur from our kids accidentally getting into the medicine cabinet. Last year, 63,000

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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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Category: Education, Infants, Safety

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