Posts Categorized: Family

Choose safe toys this holiday season

Do you know what toys are safe for a child? As an adult, sometimes it’s hard to tell. A toy might not look dangerous to you, but hazards may lurk for children. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission estimates that hospital emergency rooms in the United States treated more than a quarter-million toy-related injuries in…
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Celebrate the sounds of the holidays

When you think of the sounds of the holiday season, what comes to mind? Joyous music, conversations and gatherings of friends and family? What about those holiday dinners full of laughter and good food or even clanking glasses to celebrate the season? Those sounds are the zest of life, but if a loved one has…
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Eat what you love this Thanksgiving

You can have your turkey, mashed potatoes, rolls, and eat your pumpkin pie, too! Nancy Kuppersmith, a registered dietician with UofL Physicians, says you don’t have to cut out the holiday foods you enjoy so much, just limit yourself. UofL Physicians offers some tips for enjoying the foods you love without packing on the pounds:…
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Routines: Good for you and your children

It seems that we are all in a big hurry these days and life is often chaotic when you have young children in the home. Having routines is really important for young children’s health and development. Routines have been shown to be positively associated with social-emotional and cognitive development and school readiness and negatively associated…
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Immunizations are an important part of your health

Staying up to date on immunizations can save you and your family’s lives. Ruth Carrico, Ph.D., R.N., with the UofL Physicians Vaccine & International Travel Center, said, “In fact, immunization is second only to clean water in terms of its importance to overall health.” According to the Center for Disease Control immunizations protect against nearly…
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