Father is sending his sad daughter to school for first time and trying to relax her

How to calm first day of school nerves

Many parents and children dread the first day of school with jitters about separation from each other. Children are nervous about being away from their parents, in a new surrounding, having to make new friends, and about being around many new people including teachers and other children, many of whom are also uneasy about their…
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Mother and son using wash hand sanitizer gel in the cafe.

How effective is hand sanitizer

We see bottles of hand sanitizer everywhere — at the doctor’s office, in the workplace, at schools and daycares and other facilities with heavy traffic including some of our favorite stores. People squirt a dab into their palm, rub it in and continue about their day. Use of hand sanitizer has become increasingly common and…
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What you need to know before you travel abroad

Every year, millions of Americans participate in international travel and even more come to visit the US from around the world. The exciting parts of international travel are the cultural experiences, opportunities to see beautiful sites, and the chance to eat local foods. Unfortunately, statistics indicate that about half of all international travelers will experience…
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Little boy having eye exam.

August is children’s eye health and safety month

Most parents do not realize that pediatricians start evaluating children’s eyes very shortly after birth to determine if the eyes and vision are developing properly. An important visual milestone is at 3 months of age, when it is expected that your child will be able to follow a target. Children continue to be evaluated by…
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