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Kid’s Health & Safety

Halloween Safety Tips


Halloween is an exciting time of year for kids, and to help ensure they have a safe holiday, here are some tips from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). All Dressed Up Before you head out to for a night of fun on this festive night, be sure to plan costumes that are bright and… Read more »

My Tummy Hurts


Too many gummy worms, or is it a stomach bug? No matter what, when your child tells you her tummy hurts, believe her.

Largest Children’s Health Study in History


Vanderbilt Medical Center is participating in the largest long-term study of child health in U.S. history beginning this winter.  The study will track 1,000 Davidson County children from birth to age 21 as part of an overall study of 100,000 children nationwide. The recruitment of women who are pregnant or who plan to be over… Read more »

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month


Most parents can’t fathom how anyone can hurt a child, but the truth is that child abuse and neglect affects children of every age, race and income level. Mothers and fathers unprepared for the responsibilites of raising a child can become overwhelmed by the tasks. Families coping with unemployment, divorce, substance abuse and other negative… Read more »

Mom Moments: Don’t Cry Over It!


What mom isn’t in need of a pick-me-up from time to time? Enter Spilt Milk: Devotions for Moms (Zondervan; $12.99) by Linda Vujnov. This new book includes brief stories and meditations – at times poignant, at times hilarious – to bring you into the here-and-now by helping you gain important perspective. When Mom’s happy, everyone… Read more »