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Planning for Back-To-School

August 31, 2016

Returning to school after a summer of fun can be difficult for kids (and parents) of all ages. Summer often means less structure, later bedtimes, and of course, no homework. As the new school year creeps up here are a few tips to make the transition a little [...]

5 Ways to Keep Your Kids Active this Summer

August 3, 2016

Keeping your child’s brain engaged outside of school can be a tough task. Here are some useful tips to help you accomplish this: Summer Reading. Encourage your child to read a little bit everyday, start with the goal of 30 minutes per day. Many public [...]

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Study Links Secondhand Smoking to Childhood Obesity and Impaired Cognition

April 20, 2016

A new study reveals that secondhand smoke effects children’s cognitive development and that increased exposure leads to an increased likelihood of becoming obese. This study differs from others in that it used blood tests to determine the child’s [...]