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My kid playing with the water sponge I made for his party last weekend.  Very successful!

Water Games to Beat the Heat

Heather Neal - Thursday, June 13, 2013 - 11:54am

With temperatures hitting the 90’s around most of the state this week, water play is a great way to have fun and keep cool. As kids, we needed little more than a sprinkler in the yard. However, I have quite a few...

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Good Gifts for Father’s Day

Heather Neal - Friday, June 14, 2013 - 6:57am

There are (at least) two schools of thought on the Mother’s Day/ Father’s Day tradition. One says that today you get to relish the parent-ness of your life by spending all day with the kiddos doing whatever. The other...

Seriously.  How is this a thing?

Why Doesn't This Bag Leak?

Heather Neal - Friday, June 21, 2013 - 6:15am

In keeping with the Summer Fun theme, I give you why in the world doesn't this bag leak?! Steve Spangler has some incredible science experiments on YouTube. The idea is for kids (with adult supervision) to try them out...

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Dr. Sandy Says: Exercise During Pregnancy

Sandra Fryhofer, MD - Monday, August 26, 2013 - 5:45am

Pregnant? Exercise! It’s good for you, and good for your baby. Don't know which exercises are safe? We've got you covered! Learn what exercises are safe, and which are not for expectant moms. Watch Mom-ercise for...

Ask Dr. Sandy: What is BRCA?

Sandra Fryhofer, MD - Wednesday, September 4, 2013 - 10:45am

Angelina Jolie had both of her breasts removed after testing positive for a BRCA gene mutation. But what exactly is BRCA? And how do you know if you're at risk? BRCA is a breast cancer susceptibility gene. All women...

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Backpack Safety

Sandra Fryhofer, MD - Friday, September 6, 2013 - 7:00am

With the kids back in school, it’s the perfect time to discuss backpack safety. We may cringe when we see youngsters carrying heavy packs, but a study in the medical journal Pediatrics found kids are actually more...

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Ask Dr. Sandy: How to Clean a Pacifier

Sandra Fryhofer, MD - Wednesday, September 11, 2013 - 1:47pm

Babies love pacies, but they often end up anywhere but their little mouths. Like the floor, the lawn, the dog. Consider rinsing a fallen pacie in your own mouth before giving it back to your baby. A new study in the...

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ADHD Update

Sandra Fryhofer, MD - Friday, September 13, 2013 - 7:05am

ADHD stands for Attention Deficit /Hyperactivity Disorder. It used to be called ADD: Attention Deficit Disorder, but ADHD is preferred because it is more inclusive of primary features of this disorder: inattention,...

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Flu Vaccine May Prevent Heart Attack

Sandra Fryhofer, MD - Friday, September 27, 2013 - 6:15am

Flu season is here. I hope you’ve been vaccinated. A new study in the journal Heart suggests another reason to make sure you have been. Flu vaccination may help prevent heart attacks. In a study of more than 550...

Five Party Ideas to Celebrate New Year’s With the Family

Heather Neal - Friday, December 27, 2013 - 6:36am

This very happy “Happy New Year!” card from Sesame Workshop got me thinking. Why not have a Happy New Year party that my kid can enjoy, too? At only five years old, time has little meaning outside the bounds of “a...

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