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Hand-washing 101 For Kids With the flu still going around—and coronavirus fears growing—now's the time to teach your children how to properly wash their hands

Hand-washing tips for kids

If you ask my kindergartner about pink eye, he’ll tell you that it’s caused by touching your butt and then touching your eye. It’s graphic, I know, but it turns out there’s some truth to his disgusting explanation. “Pink eye is caused by a virus same as viruses that cause …

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The Benefits of Craniosacral Therapy Hands-on help for children with special needs

the benefits of craniosacral therapy for children with special needs

Children with anxiety, learning difficulties and other special needs may find craniosacral therapy a supportive modality that helps them — and, by extension, the whole family — feel calmer, better able to manage stress and more capable of self-regulation. An Alternative Therapy Craniosacral therapy (CST) is a healing modality developed …

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Coronavirus: What You Need to Know Plus, how to protect yourself and your kids from respiratory viruses

How worried should parents be about 2019 novel coronavirus? Washington FAMILY spoke to an infectious disease specialist about this new respiratory virus.

The World Health Organization yesterday declared the 2019 Novel Coronavirus outbreak that started in Wuhan, China, a public health emergency. As of this morning, more than 200 people have died, with more than 9.800 infections confirmed worldwide, according to The New York Times. So naturally, we’re starting to freak out. …

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Can Medical Marijuana Help Kids With Seizures? One Maryland family looks for answers

Can Medical Marijuana Help Kids with Seizures? A Maryland family looks for answers.

When Maryland licensed its first medical marijuana dispensaries in 2015, Trent and Tina Stroup believed the move might hold promise for their teenage daughter, Addie, who faces multiple medical challenges including epilepsy and autism. The Stroups heard through multiple advocacy groups and resources that medical marijuana could be a panacea …

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