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November 27, 2018
Category: Treatments
Tags: Influenza   Flu   tips   colds   Free   Webinar   treatments  

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Join Dr. Shu Thursday, December 6, 2018 at 1 pm Central Time!
Cold and flu season is upon us—so chances are you may find yourself dealing
with kids' sniffles, sneezes, coughs and more at some time during the next several months!
Join host Dr. Jennifer Shu, medical editor for, for timely tips on how to soothe your family's cold and flu symptoms at home. In this 30-minute webinar, she will also discuss when to call your pediatrician and how to help prevent illness in the first place! A Q&A session will follow the presentation. 

Coming soon.

May 02, 2018
Category: Healthy Kids
Tags: School   health   Success   Free   BOKS   Activity  

Build Our Kids' Success [BOKS]

This looks very interesting: 

BOKS is a FREE physical activity program that improves our children physically, mentally and socially by strengthening their minds and bodies through movement. BOKS hopes to empower school communities to improve our children mentally, physically and socially by strengthening their minds and bodies through movement in order to reverse the worldwide pandemic of physical inactivity and its crippling effects.

The New York Times (2/14, Subscription Publication) reports a “supervised exercise program that gets young children running and playing for an hour before school could make them happier and healthier, while also jibing with the needs and schedules of parents and school officials, according to a new study involving two dozen elementary and middle schools.” The program has “gained a formal curriculum, a name and acronym, Build Our Kids’ Success (BOKS).” The findings were published online in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.

April 26, 2018
Category: Safety
Tags: parenting   AAP   Free   SIDS   SUIDS   Life Saving   Child Care   Day Care   Baby Sitters  
  • Reducing the Risk of SIDS and SUID in Early Education and Child Care


10/03/2017 - 10/02/2020

Description & Learning Objectives  Register HERE for FREE.

This FREE course is designed to educate everyone who cares for babies, including health care professionals, child care providers, parents, grandparents, babysitters, and relatives to:

• Protect the children for whom you care by creating a safe sleep environment to reduce the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), Sudden Unexpected Infant Death (SUID) and other sleep-related infant deaths

• Promote the Safe to Sleep message in child care programs

• Raise awareness and change practices in family child care homes and center-based child care programs

• Educate child care providers and others who care for babies on what SIDS and SUID are and how to reduce the risk of  sleep-related infant deaths

• Encourage states to include safe sleep practices within state child care regulations

February 28, 2018
Category: Technology
Tags: pregnancy   Baby   Free   App   IT  

The free Text4baby app makes it even easier for you to get critical health and safety information! 

You have a lot going on- let help you remember your upcoming appointments. Set up a text-based reminder for your doctor’s appointments for you or your baby.

As the perfect companion to the text messages, you can get more health and safety tips and access fun, interactive features, including:

How your baby is growing each week

Your progress and medical updates

And more...

February 28, 2018
Category: Technology
Tags: cdc   Free   App   Development   Milestones  

CDC app helps parents track developmental milestones


Tracking, supporting and celebrating children’s development from ages 2 months to 5 years just got a whole lo

t easier and more fun with an app from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

The Milestone Tracker app helps parents learn about, support and track their child’s development, and then share their child’s progress during health maintenance visits. Parents who use the app will be more prepared to answer questions from their child’s health care professional and have more effective discussions about their child’s development.

The app is available on the App Store at and Google Play at

Find more information about the app at