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Kids and Codeine: Why Genetics Matter for Medication

Tags: children's health, medications, pain, pain management, pain medication, personalized healthcare, pharmacogenetics

The FDA issued a boxed warning for codeine prescribed to children after tonsillectomy or adenoidectomy. It’s the perfect example of how genetics matter when prescribing medication.


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The Couch Potato Cure

Tags: activity, Be Well e-News, children's health

When the mercury plummets, it’s not the easiest task to keep your kids active. Try our expert tips to keep them from vegging out in front of the TV or video games this winter.


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How to Fight Childhood Ear Infections

Tags: Be Well e-News, children's health, ear infection, ear tubes

For some infants and toddlers, cold and flu season means earache season — which can turn even minor viruses into major misery. But now hear this: Doctors can stop recurring ear infections with two tiny ear tubes and one painless 10-minute procedure.


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From the Jar or Blender: Which Baby Food Is Best?

Tags: baby, baby food, Be Well e-News, children's health

Buy it in a jar or steam and mash it yourself — is one type of baby food really better than the other? Pediatrician Mona Rifka explains.


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8 Tips for Talking About Bad Grades

Tags: Be Well e-News, behavior, children's health, grades

Every child brings home the occasional disappointing grade. Sometimes parental intervention may be needed to make sure it’s not the beginning of a pattern. But when is the best time to talk? And what do you say?


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5 Ways You Can Improve ADHD in Children

Tags: ADHD, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, behavior, children's health

When it comes to ADHD, parents have the power to change behavior — and that power goes beyond medications.


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Get Your Kids Back in the School Routine

Tags: back to school, Be Well e-News, children's health, healthy diet, sleep

No more scrambling for school supplies or the perfect back-to-school outfit — but the prep work isn’t over just yet. Ensure the new academic year gets off to as smooth a start as possible with these expert tips.


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Recipe: Black and Blue Bonanza Popsicles

Tags: Be Well e-News, children's health, diet, healthy diet, Recipes, summer

The Dog Days of summer are upon us. Beat the heat with this cool, guilt-free treat for the entire family.


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Teach ‘Stranger Danger’ in 4 Easy Steps

Tags: Be Well e-News, children's health, expert advice, family health, wellness

Expert advice: Tell them again and again


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Recipe: Wheat Berry Salad

Tags: Be Well e-News, children's health, diet & nutrition, Recipes

This wheat berry salad recipe is light with a nutty sweetness. It’s packed with fiber and is low in sugar and sodium. Pair it with chicken, burgers or a vegan or vegetarian entrée.