Posts Tagged: holidays

Have a holly jolly healthy holiday

We are entering that beloved time of year…the holidays; a time for visiting with family and friends, putting up decorations, and lots and lots of eating. This time of year it is easy to get carried away with all the wonderful food–the turkey or ham, the pies, the cookies, the dressing. Then, following the holidays,…
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Fireworks safety for your family

Fireworks are beautiful and fun. They are often used at celebrations and on holidays. Yet, as an advocate for children’s safety and a pediatrician, I am all too aware that accidents happen—but there are ways we can protect our children from the dangers and still enjoy our festivities. First, igniting fireworks should be left to…
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Coping with Holiday Blues

Holiday cheer doesn’t come natural to everyone. And this time of year can sometimes play with your emotions. If the stresses of the season and life have you down, the following tips could help bring you out of your holiday blues.  Be Active. If you are feeling blue or depressed, the natural tendency is to…
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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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