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  • Teach your child to deal with feelings 6/21/2019

    Next time your child has an emotional outburst or is struggling with sadness, anger or disappointment, remember they need an adult to help and teach them to identify the feeling and how to deal with it.

  • The signs and stigma of depression 6/18/2019

    The signs of depression can vary from person to person. This is why it’s important that if you think you are struggling — then it’s ok to come into the clinic and discuss how you are feeling.

  • Warning signs for child’s weight gain 6/13/2019

    We begin to be concerned for children who are have BMI above the 85th percentile for age (like BMI >25 for adults). Yearly visits with your child’s pediatrician/primary care provider allow you to review these numbers/growth charts and track your child’s trends over time.

  • Heads up: Managing your child’s pain 6/11/2019

    According to the National Survey of Children with Special Health Care Needs, about 10 percent of children up to 17 years of age live with migraine or frequent headaches.

  • Parents need screen time limits too 6/6/2019

    As we start summer, this is a great time to assess our use of screens, how it may be impacting our family and other relationships and make changes, if necessary.

  • Determine a screen time plan for summer 6/5/2019

    Media use should not interfere with children’s need to interact with family and friends, engage in physical activity or creative, open-ended play and time to read.

  • If you want results from massage therapy, don’t hold your breath 5/30/2019

    Because breathing is such an unconscious act, you may not have noticed a single breath you’ve taken all day today. That’s why it’s important to start thinking about how you’re breathing during a massage.

  • Teach young children how to be safe around dogs 5/28/2019

    Young children also may be unable to pick up on the signs that a dog doesn’t want to be bothered. To help stay safe, teach the following lessons to your kids about dogs.

  • Clearing up the confusion about cataracts 5/23/2019

    Aging is the most common cause of cataracts. Over time, the protein in your lens changes, forming a clouded area in the lens called a cataract.

  • Protecting yourself and your family from measles 5/22/2019

    here are some common questions and answers about the measles.

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