Parenting

Establishing screen time rules at home
For many, summer vacation may mean no more teachers and no more books... but it shouldn't also include an endless supply of screen time. Besides possible exposure to inappropriate content, there are also health effects related to much screen time. Review our list of device rules for your home.
Take the mystery out of HPV
You might have seen ads online or on TV promoting HPV vaccination. The guilt-ridden ads might make you wonder “Does my child need that?” or “How old does my child need to be to get the vaccine?” Get your questions answered by Obstetrician/Gynecologist Jennifer N. Martinson, MD, CentraCare Clinic – Health Plaza Obstetrics & Women’s Health.
'Sunscreen' for your eyes
Sunglasses aren’t just a fashion statement. Optometrist Jeffrey Pearson, OD, explains why sunglasses are an essential accessory for everyone.
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Parenting

Parents are more likely to let their kids see violent PG-13 movies if they feel the mayhem is "justified," a new study suggests.

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Progress made in limiting kids' exposure to secondhand smoke could be undermined by the increasing popularity of pot, a new study suggests.

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Despite media hype this week around what's being called "dry drowning," a group representing U.S. emergency physicians says the water is still safe for kids this summer.

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Know what to look for if you suspect your child or teen may be depressed.

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Parenting

All those hours spent reading bedtime stories may pay off for you and your little ones beyond language and brain development: New research suggests it's also good for social and behavioral skills.

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