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Warning signs of bullying

Putting a Stop to It Before It Causes the Most Damage When children complain about a headache or stomachache, parents may seek immediate relief with over-the-counter painkillers or antacids. But

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Replacing candy with better-for-you snacks

Healthy Options Headed for Local School Vending Machines Fat-free and soy yogurts, granola bars, fruit and grain bars, and soy crisps may become standard fare at some Polk County public

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Not just an adult disease

Find out if your child could be one of 294,000 children who suffer from juvenile arthritis. When you hear the word arthritis, the first image in your mind might be of

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Healthy way to school

Join the nation by ditching the bus or car and walking or bicycling to school. The choice is yours – will you walk or bike to school? Each year since

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Educational (but cool) toys for my kids

Healthy Play Time is the Primary Goal with the Latest in Activity Toys and Games The list has gotten longer; the price tags more expensive. It’s the annual adventure for

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Coping with cancer

Tips for Helping Children with a Sick Parent Why is this happening to me? Who is going to take care of me? Children are likely to ask questions like these

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How to recognize childhood obesity

Addressing Weight Problems Early to Offset Future Problems It’s not easy to admit your child is overweight. You want to believe pudge is baby fat the child will outgrow. Or

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Skip 5 common back-to-school sicknesses

Teach your child early to avoid spreading germs Educating – and immunizing – your children now can help them stay healthy when they return to school. One of the most