School Age Related Articles & Blog Posts

  • Slow Cooker Pasta Sauce with Meat Recipe

    Slow Cooker Pasta Sauce with Meat Recipe

    Serve over whole-wheat pasta or brown rice.

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  • Yummy Pumpkin Spice Cookies Recipe

    Yummy Pumpkin Spice Cookies Recipe

    Made with whole wheat flour, flaxseeds, and raisins, these are pretty darn healthy as far as cookies go. They are made without

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  • Sweet Potato French-Fries Recipe

    Sweet Potato French-Fries Recipe

    Low-sodium soy sauce, plum sauce, honey mustard or

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  • Delicious Parmesan Mashed Potatoes Recipe

    Delicious Parmesan Mashed Potatoes Recipe

    Fluffy and delicious, these potatoes taste like the holidays

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  • Tasty Low Fat Mashed Potatoes Recipe

    Tasty Low Fat Mashed Potatoes Recipe

    A holiday dish you don’t have to feel guilty about eating. So easy and good for you it can be served anytime, not just holidays.

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  • Alternative Treatments for Lice

    Alternative Treatments for Lice

    I’d like to try something mild to treat my child’s lice. Are there any alternatives to the over-the-counter medications?

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  • Confusional Arousal

    Confusional Arousal

    A confusional arousal begins with the child moaning and moving about. It progresses quickly to the child crying out and thrashing wildly. The eyes may be open or closed, and perspiration is common. The child will look confused, upset, or even “possessed” (a description volunteered by many parents). Even if the child does call out […]

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  • Where and When Do Children Drown?

    Where and When Do Children Drown?

    Many drowning tragedies are preventable; understanding where drowning happens makes it easier to prevent. According to a major study in the July 2001 issue of Pediatrics, infants are most likely to drown inside the home (in bathtubs or buckets) and toddlers are most likely to drown in swimming pools or hot tubs.

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  • What is a UA test?

    What is a UA test?

    I can’t believe my baby is already heading off to school! I was given a medical form for enrolling my child, and was puzzled. What is a UA test? Why is it needed? What would a normal reading be?

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  • Child Blood Pressure

    Child Blood Pressure

    At her kindergarten physical my daughter had her blood pressure checked. I think it was the first time. Wherever I look on the Internet, I find adult blood pressure readings. What is a normal blood pressure in a 5-year-…

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