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Influenza in Children

Influenza in Children

Influenza can be detected year-round, however, there is an increase during the fall and winter months. The initial spike occurs in October which marks the beginning of what we call “flu season”. This contagious viral infection affects the lungs causing symptoms like high fever, body aches, and coughing to name a few. Children can be at a higher risk depending on their circumstances. Here is what you can expect when it comes to vaccines, diagnosis, and treatment.

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The Power of Play and its Benefits

The Power of Play and its Benefits

Many parents and guardians know that children will naturally gravitate towards play. While some benefits are clear like bonding and reducing boredom, there are a number of benefits that aren’t well known. Play is commonly associated with joy and happiness, however, it’s also a method of learning. And that is the main reason children can greatly benefit short and long-term from play.

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8 Safety Tips for Youth in Fall Sports

8 Safety Tips for Youth in Fall Sports

The school year is back in session and fall sports are about to begin. Children and teens should be careful when participating in physically demanding sports to avoid common and serious harm. Be proactive to prevent injuries and physical strain with these 8 safety tips.

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Fall Allergies

Fall Allergies

Fall is a beautiful time of the year. The trees turn all kinds of colors and the temperature begins to cool. What is not so beautiful is the sneezing, coughing, and other symptoms that fall allergies bring. In this guide, we’ll share what the most common allergens are, how to treat them and how you can get notified when allergy levels are high.

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Back to School Vaccines

Back to School Vaccines

Preparing for the coming school year requires a lot of planning. From purchasing school supplies to organizing transportation. And making an appointment with your pediatrician for immunizations is another to do before the school year begins. The Code of Virginia does require proof of vaccination for children entering daycare, private school, or public school before enrolling.

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