Heart Healthy Habits to Share With Your Kids

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Being the best role model and making heart health a priority in your family is the most important step you can take as a parent to give your children a great foundation for their heart health in the future. Practicing these few steps can promote healthy heart habits not only for children, but also for […]

Mythbusters: 4 Myths and 1 Truth about the Common Cold

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It’s cold and flu season, which might mean you or your children have been battling some sort of sickness over the last few months. But did you know there are several common cold myths that are often passed off as fact? How do you know the difference between what’s true and what’s anecdotally shared from […]

How Your Smoking Can Affect Your Child’s Heart Health

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You already know that smoking is bad for you, but did you know your habit could also negatively affect your child’s heart health? Not only that, but the harmful effects on the heart and blood vessels are almost immediate. Secondhand smoke can do the same amount of damage to their health as if they were […]

Recommendations for a Safe Infant Sleeping Environment

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During 2015 Sudden Unexpected Infant Death (SUID) claimed the lives of 106 infants in the state of Louisiana. This death toll is more than 20 times the number of infants killed in car crashes in Louisiana during 2015. In October 2016, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) published an updated AAP Policy Statement on “Safe […]

Conquering Fever Phobia: What to Know about Your Child’s Temperature

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As a parent, we all know the agony of looking at the thermometer, looking at your child, looking back at the thermometer and wondering “what should I do?” When is a fever too high? What is the best medicine for a fever? All of these questions and more are on the minds of parents, especially […]