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  • Tips for Avoiding Mosquito Bites

    Tips for Avoiding Mosquito Bites

    Mosquitoes are known to pass blood-borne illnesses from one victim to another. They are a major health hazard and are responsible for the transmission of yellow fever, malaria, dengue fever, encephalitis, and many other serious diseases. In parts of the world where mosquito-transmitted diseases are not common, it is the bite itself that presents the […]

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  • Tips For Treating Mosquito Bites

    Tips For Treating Mosquito Bites

    Once bitten, the mainstays of treatment are cool compresses, antihistamines, anti-itching compounds, and anti-inflammatory medicines.

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  • Tips for Two Year Old Play

    Tips for Two Year Old Play

    One of the joys of parenting is finding that zone of moderate challenge for your child, and setting up fun opportunities for her to teach herself through exploration and play.

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  • Tips for Where to Find Information on Car Seats

    Tips for Where to Find Information on Car Seats

    Excellent information on car seats (including approved models) for premature babies through older children is available from the Academy of Pediatrics. Another great resource is the website of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, which highlights recent recalls.

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  • Tips for Car Travel with Toddlers

    Tips for Car Travel with Toddlers

    Try to stay as close as possible to your normal routine in terms of meal times and sleeping times.

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  • Tips for Avoiding Repetitive Stress Injuries

    Tips for Avoiding Repetitive Stress Injuries

    Children’s flexible bodies are in some ways more forgiving than those of adults. My kids can easily sit on the floor in positions that would give me backaches. For most children, it would take many more hours of cumulative trauma than it would for an adult to cause aches or tingling (this can happen, though […]

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  • Tips for Treating Poison Ivy, Oak, and Sumac Rashes

    Tips for Treating Poison Ivy, Oak, and Sumac Rashes

    Poison ivy, poison oak, and poison sumac together produce more cases of allergic contact dermatitis than all other allergens combined. The resulting rash can range from mildly unpleasant to a true emergency with intense swelling, blistering, and oozing. With even a moderate case, the itching can seem unbearable. Most of the treatments are aimed at […]

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  • Tips for Preventing Poison Ivy, Oak, and Sumac Rashes

    Tips for Preventing Poison Ivy, Oak, and Sumac Rashes

    Urushiol is the reason for those itchy rashes one gets when coming into contact with one of these plants. The oil is found in the leaves, roots, and twigs of poison ivy and its cousins. There is no difference in the rashes, since there is no difference in the cause.

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  • Tips for Avoiding Damage from Sun Exposure

    Tips for Avoiding Damage from Sun Exposure

    Even though skin cancer occurs in adults, the serious skin cancers are caused by the radiation damage (particularly the sunburns) that occurred in our youth. Children are at the highest risk for sun damage, and more than half of a lifetime’s sun exposure usually happens during childhood.

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  • Tips for Surviving Temper Tantrums

    Tips for Surviving Temper Tantrums

    Temper tantrums are very common, especially in children 2 to 3 years of age. When viewed in context, temper tantrums can be an extremely constructive part of the development of a healthy child. That said, there are still a few things you can do to minimize their impact on you and those around you.

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