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Dr. Katie Rizzone, M.D., M.P.H., Sports Medicine Physician at UR Medicine, has some tips for getting your kids off screen and outside to play. more

According to the American Red Cross, just one pint of blood can save up to three lives. January is National Blood Donor month and the perfect time to start thinking about giving blood and/or plasma on a regular basis. more

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A conversation with Dr. David Weber, a pediatric endocrinologist at the University of Rochester, and Maureen Lathan-Thompson, a mother whose 2-year-old daughter, Gracelyn, has Type 1 Diabetes. more

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Chilly weather and decreased daylight can be harsh on the body and spirit. Thankfully, a little pick-me-up is no further away than the honey jar in your cupboard. more

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Seasonal Affective Disorder is a form of depression in which episodes of depression recur during the winter months and resolve completely during the spring and summer. more

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Keeping fit isn't just good for your health, it can be loads of fun and a great way to bond as a family. Here are a few ideas on how to work fitness into your family's summer routine. more

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So, as many of you already know, it's that time of year again, time to "Fall Back". On November 6th, we will move our clocks back one hour. Although we will be gaining an hour of sleep, it can wreak havoc on your children’s sleep schedule more

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It is recommended children have their first dental exam by their first birthday, and their first dental cleaning by age two. But even before that first appointment, there are things parents can do to prepare their child for the visit more

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Cold viruses are around us all the time but a well-nourished, unstressed body can easily fight off a virus before our immune system produces all those unpleasant symptoms like running noses, coughing, sneezing, fevers and more. more

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While many people rejoice when the weather gets warmer, it's not always a pleasant time for everyone. Those who suffer from seasonal allergies know to expect difficulties around this time of year, but the severity of allergy season can vary. more

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You've waited six long months for summer's return dreaming of days at the beach and pool, evening barbeques in the backyard, and having your kids playing outside. Suddenly, enjoying the good weather has taken a turn for the worst. more

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As winter season is here, now is the time to prepare for Rochester’s blustery season more

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For most parents Daylight Savings Time in the fall does not mean an extra hour of sleep, it means children waking up an hour early. If we don't plan ahead and adjust our kids then it may mean a lot of early mornings and fussy overtired kids. more

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Over the last several decades, food allergies among children have risen, with peanut allergies quadrupling over the last 20 years. A recent study has reshaped what many physicians are recommending to their patients. more

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Most professional organizations like the American Optometric Association (AOA) believe that kids should receive their first eye exam by the time they are three years old or, at the very latest, when they begin kindergarten and on a yearly basis. more

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Which herbs and plants to most recommend for supporting natural health alternatives for themselves and their families?The list includes herbs you can grow yourself as well as wild-crafted "weeds." more

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There are many children in American that face dental problems each year. More than a quarter of American children between the ages of 2 and 5, and half of children between 12 and 15 years old are affected by tooth decay, more

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Experts say preparing children to become happy, successful adults starts long before kids leave the nest; in fact, children start learning self-confidence and self-reliance in infancy. Here’s how to foster your child’s budding independence, starting more

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Like many parents, I wondered: what is developmentally normal when it comes to baby tooth loss; how does the tooth-obsessed fairy collect her pearly prizes; and what is the paying pixie's going rate for a baby tooth these days? more

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When my 13-year-old daughter said she wanted to go vegetarian, I told her that I thought a little meat would help keep her strong and healthy. more

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