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How to Properly Clean a Dirty Car Seat

While throwing a car seat cover and straps in the washer and dryer seems like a convenient and sensible way to go about cleaning a dirty car seat, this is › Continue Reading

Learn the 4 Ws of Positive Praise To Change Behaviors in Kids

Praising kids comes easily for most parents. We want them to feel good about themselves and what they’re doing, so we tell them they’ve done a great job. The only › Continue Reading

7 Exercise Ideas to Keep Kids Active This Winter

We’re all aware that regular physical activity is important and has many health benefits. But even some very active kids have a difficult time keeping the exercise going during the › Continue Reading

Prevent accidental alcohol ingestion to keep kids safe

Tips to Prevent Accidental Alcohol Ingestion in Kids

Working at the Drug and Poison Information Center (DPIC), I answer questions from callers about accidental exposures to harmful substances. Particularly around the holidays, we’ll receive an uptick in calls about accidental alcohol › Continue Reading

Altruistic Kidney Donation: Why I Donated My Kidney to a Stranger

Earlier this year, I donated my kidney to someone with whom I’ve never met. People often ask me, “Why on earth would you donate your kidney to a stranger?” I › Continue Reading

amoxicillin allergy and amoxicillin rash are often mislabeled

Amoxicillin Allergy & Amoxicillin Rash Are Often Mislabeled

I’d like to spread awareness for a public health issue impacting both kids and adults: a mislabeled amoxicillin allergy. I say mislabeled because many people who think they are allergic › Continue Reading

Maintaining a Healthy Lifestyle Through the Holidays: DOs and DON’Ts

Tis the season for holiday parties, food-related treats, and off-kilter schedules. It’s great fun, but if your family is trying to maintain a healthy lifestyle, you may be wondering what › Continue Reading

Bronchiolitis: A New Parent’s Guide to One of the Most Common Winter Illnesses

Along with sleepless nights, diaper changes and loads and loads of tiny laundry, new parents will eventually have to deal with their baby getting sick. One of the most common › Continue Reading

5 Things to Consider When Kids Break or Fracture A Bone

When your child breaks or fractures a bone, you want him to feel better and heal as soon as possible. The good news is that kids’ bones are great at › Continue Reading

How to Talk to Party Hosts About Kids’ Nut Allergies

Somewhere along the way, someone decided that in order for foods to be “holiday worthy” they need to have nuts in them. It’s happened to normally nut-free foods everywhere. Sweet › Continue Reading