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Asthma in the Summertime

Softball can be a great summertime sport if your child has asthma. It’s less likely to trigger asthma symptoms than a sport that requires long periods of vigorous activity.

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Having That Important Conversation

In most cases, it’s better to bring up the subject of sexuality yourself, rather than waiting for your child to seek you out.

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What Do You Know About West Nile Virus?

This virus is spread by mosquitoes. Young children are especially at risk for becoming seriously ill from the virus.

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Pregnancy & Newborns
Pregnancy is an exciting time for parents-to-be. You want to know as much as you can about your developing baby and how your actions will affect his health. Use this information to help you make informed decisions from conception through delivery.
Children's Health
You want the best for your child, from good nutrition to effective discipline to a breadth of life opportunities.
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    A pregnant woman passes antibodies to her unborn baby through the placenta to protect against certain diseases. How long does this natural immunity last?

    BMI, or body mass index, uses weight and height to calculate weight status for adults. BMI for children and teens also takes into account gender and age because healthy body fatness differs between boys and girls and changes as they grow. This BMI calculator will help you determine if your child is at a healthy weight.

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      There are benefits to getting regular exercise during pregnancy for most women. Work with your health care provider to develop a safe exercise program you can do throughout your pregnancy. This video discusses the benefits of exercise, as well as recommendations on how to exercise.