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Is Your Child Afraid of the Doctor? Five ways to ease their fears

While children’s reactions to the doctors can vary depending on age and temperament, the doctor’s office can be an unfamiliar, stressful and scary place for a young child. During the toddler and preschool years, healthcare visits are more frequent with regular well visits and preventative care such as vaccinations and …

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Sunny Reads: 13 New Summer-Inspired Books for Kids

From lemonade stands to underwater adventures and beachside explorations, these newly-released children’s books will transport your kids into full-on summertime fun. “Tropical Terry” by JARVIS Terry, a small and ordinary fish, is used to swimming around with some of the most beautiful tropical fish in the ocean. Yet, he longs …

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6 Ways to Brighten Your Load

(BPT) – Whether you live to do laundry or it’s your least favorite chore, we’ve all got to do it. These practical tips and decorating tricks will make the laundry one of the simplest chores on your checklist. Now laundry day doesn’t look so bad after all. 1. Take advantage …

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Stay Safe on the Road this Summer

5 warm weather tire safety tips (Family Features) When it comes to staying safe on the roads – whether you’re traveling cross-country or just across town – routinely checking the condition of your tires can be imperative. While variables like road and weather conditions can also impact safety, it’s important …

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Knowledge is Power

Understanding the rights of nursing home residents (Family Features) An estimated 1.4 million older adults and people with disabilities live in nursing homes, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. If a nursing home participates in Medicare or Medicaid – and most do – it must meet requirements …

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7 Steps Toward Superior Sleep

(Family Features) While it’s fairly common knowledge that quality sleep is essential to overall wellness, there are several factors that can keep you from getting the rest you need. However, overcoming them is well within your control. “A lack of sleep can often be the result of poor habits, environmental …

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