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When a Sibling Has Cancer

Monday, August 29, 2016
Topic(s): Cancer

When a child is diagnosed with cancer, it affects everyone in the family.  Brothers and sisters may react in many different ways as they adjust to all the changes that cancer brings. 

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Back-to-School Vaccines: What Parents Need to Know

Thursday, August 18, 2016
Topic(s): Vaccination

The pediatric immunization schedule can be complicated for parents. Children need a variety of vaccines during their first few years, which should be administered within a specific time frame. Young children are the most vulnerable to infection, so following the recommended timeline ensures they are protected. 

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Sleep Deprivation and the Importance of REM Sleep in Teens

Wednesday, August 10, 2016
Topic(s): Sleep

When a child is having difficulty sleeping, there can be many contributors. Some of which can include underlying physiological sleep problems, short sleep duration, or irregular sleep schedules. For teens, optimal sleep duration and sleep period timing is important to create and maintain a healthy sleep schedule. 

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