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When Eyes are Red, Itchy, and Runny…

If your child’s eyes are red, itchy, and runny, it’s probably “pink eye.” Parents who have children with suspected pink eye inevitably get a phone call from a school nurse or daycare worker requesting their child be removed from school and taken to the doctor. Commonly, schools and daycares will not allow a child with pink eye symptoms to return 

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What’s a "Stomach Bug" or "Stomach Flu?"

Many have their own special terms for stomach and intestinal related illness such as, “My daughter had the ‘stomach bug’ last week and now it is going through the whole house.” Or, “I had vomiting and diarrhea all night. What misery! I think I had the ‘stomach flu.’” The “stomach bug” or “stomach flu” is actually gastroenteritis, which is not 

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Facts about Fever in Children

published in Citizen News January 26, 2011 Some Guidelines for Parents A child with a fever causes worry for most parents. Please allow me to provide some advice to ease your mind when a young person in your household has a fever. First, remember that almost all fevers are caused by infections. If you have a fever, it means your 

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Should Your Child Get a COVID Test Before Going Back to School?

As you prepare for your child to return to in-person schooling this fall, one of the questions on your mind is probably whether you should get them tested for COVID-19. Certain sch  Read More

What to Expect With COVID-19 & Back-to-School Protocols

First-day jitters are nothing new. As the end of summer approaches each year, kids start worrying about making friends, meeting new teachers, and getting through the homework assig  Read More

What Are the Three Most Common STDs?

Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are infections that are spread from one person to another typically during vaginal, anal, or oral sex. In 2018, there were 26 million new repor  Read More

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