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10 Fourth of July Fireworks Safety Tips

Editor’s Note: This article has been updated since its original posting in July 2014. Fourth of July is Friday, and whether you plan to enjoy fireworks, hit the lake or have a backyard pool party, safety should be top-of-mind. The experts from The Safety Source-Injury Prevention Service at Children’s Medical Center say the best way to avoid injury […]

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5 Tips to Prevent Hot Car Deaths

Editor’s Note: This is an update of an article originally published in May, 2014. Summer temperatures are on the rise, and with those come the risk of heat stroke resulting in brain damage and death from children being left in hot cars. Did you know that Texas leads the nation in hot car deaths? Every year […]

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Healthy-Heart Recipe Ideas: One Day. Three Meals.

When we think about foods related to heart health, we’re referring to ones that can help us prevent or manage conditions in our children like high blood pressure and high cholesterol. On the Lookout: Fats, Fiber and Salt There are different types of fats that have drastically different effects on your heart: Trans-fats are manmade […]

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5 Healthier Alternatives for Your Super Bowl Feast

For most, feasting and football go hand-in-hand on Super Bowl Sunday. Does it surprise you that the average American eats a day’s worth of calories during the game? It’s easier than you may think to create healthier alternatives to the typical game-day snack options. Children’s Health Registered Dietitian Rachel Barraco offers us five ideas for […]

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Are you ready to fight the flu this season?

How can you stop the flu from spreading? In this week’s Take Charge Parenting interview, Ray Tsai, M.D., Chief Medical Officer of Children’s HealthSM Pediatric Group, gives parents advice about how to help prevent the flu. Previous Take Charge Parenting Interviews Diabetes Management When to Take Your Child to the ER Good Allergies Teen Depression Ear Infections What Is […]

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