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Back to School Checklist for Parents

Ready Your Child For an A+ Return to School (Infographic)

Tags: back to school, growing pains of parenting, infographic, parenting, pediatrician, sleep

Before the pool closes, consider taking steps to guarantee you and your family a seamless start to the school year.


Stanley with doctor

This Magnetic System Eases the Need for Scoliosis Surgery (Video)

Tags: children's health, scoliosis, spine health, treatment, video

This 6-year-old may not understand how the magnetic rod in his back treats his scoliosis. But he definitely looked forward to attending summer camp for the first time ever — instead of having surgery.


sex after hip replacement

Surprising Benefit of Hip Replacement: A Better Sex Life

Tags: hip replacements, joint pain, orthopaedic, sex, sexual health

For people in need of hip replacement, sex can be extremely painful. The good news is that once the joint is replaced, you can resume having sex within six to eight weeks – and it’s often better than it’s been for years.


Steps You Need to Take When Hot Weather, Humidity Hit

Steps You Need to Take When Hot Weather, Humidity Hit  

Tags: dehydration, geriatric, geriatric health, heat stroke, hydration, summer, summer safety

Hot summer days can be dangerous for older adults. If this is you, you’re at higher risk than others for dehydration and heat exhaustion when heat and humidity climb.


boy screaming

How to Help With Your Child’s Hyper — or Dulled — Senses

Tags: ASD, autism, autism spectrum disorder

For parents, the heightened or sometimes muted senses that come with autism can be a challenge. But there are ways to help your child adjust.


Woman in pain

Constipation: 6 Ways to Unblock Yourself

Tags: celiac disease, constipation, digestive health, fiber, hypercalcemia, hyperthyroidism, irritable bowel syndrome, stress

You can find relief whether your constipation is a typical case or something more serious. The difference comes in how you find relief.


9 Tips for Summer Snacks

9 Tips for Summer Snacks

Tags: fruits and vegetables, ice cream, Recipes, snacking

Follow tips from pediatric registered dietitian Jennifer Willoughby, RD, LD, to learn how your children can enjoy their favorite summertime snacks without the added sugars or artificial flavors.


canteloupe

How to Pick the Perfect Cantaloupe (Video)

Tags: fruits, fruits and vegetables, summer, videos

How can you tell if the cantaloupe you are holding in your palm is really ripe? Here are a few ways you can tell.


couple in car enjoying sun

Some Sunlight May Benefit Your Health, If You’re Older

Tags: skin cancer, sun, sun exposure, vitamin D, vitamin d deficiency

We all know that getting too much sun can be harmful to your health. But if you’re an older adult, sunlight – in the right amount – may provide health benefits. Find out why.


Roller Coasters: How to Avoid Neck and Back Pain

Roller Coasters: How to Avoid Neck and Back Pain

Tags: back pain, joint pain, neck pain, spine, summer, summer safety

Roller coasters and other rides can lead to back and neck pain, especially for people with a history of disc problems, arthritis or muscle spasms. Planning ahead and caring for yourself afterward can minimize discomfort.