What is the difference between a cold and the flu?
What is the difference between a cold and the flu?

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  • The flu is much worse than a cold and can potentially be deadly for people with a weakened immune system.
  • If your child's illness came on suddenly and symptoms include a high fever, severe exhaustion, headache, loss of appetite, achy muscles, and chills, then it is most likely the flu.
  • Don't confuse the stomach flu with the flu - the stomach flu involves the digestive tract and the flu involves the respiratory tract.
Using the right tool for the job: When antibiotics do and don’t work
Using the right tool for the job: When antibiotics do and don’t work

Although bacteria and viruses can cause similar symptoms, they are more different than a screw and a nail. Bacteria and viruses are different in the way they are structured and reproduce. Viruses have to live within another living cell in order to survive. To reproduce, they hijack the cell by inserting their own genetic material … Continue reading “Using the right tool for the job: When antibiotics do and don’t work”

Helping our children succeed by allowing them to fail
Helping our children succeed by allowing them to fail

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  • When we are overprotective our children grow up without knowing how to handle setbacks and failure.
  • Self-esteem comes from learning how to handle tough problems and being able to recover after failing.
  • Children need to have responsibilities and be given the freedom to fail in order to feel real pride in their successes.
The Importance of Playing
The Importance of Playing

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  • Play is an important part of child development and helps children develop emotional, physical, and cognitive skills.
  • In recent decades play time has been reduced in school and at home in favor of academics and organized activities.
  • Simplify your life so that you have enough time in your day to spend unscheduled and unstructured time playing with your child.
New Saratoga Springs Office opening December 14th
New Saratoga Springs Office opening December 14th

Our new Saratoga Springs office is officially opening this December 14th. Not only is our new office bigger with a better layout, it will also have separate sick and well waiting rooms. Our new location will be just around the corner from our old office. 41 East 1140 North, Suite B Saratoga Springs, UT 84045 … Continue reading “New Saratoga Springs Office opening December 14th”

Cinnamon Almonds
Cinnamon Almonds

Nuts are a great addition to your children’s diet. Experts recommend including 1 ounce of nuts per day. The reason? They are richly dense with good fats, including Omega 3, ALA, and monounsaturated fats. They are rich in vitamin E. They are highly satiating so they make a perfect snack. They are rich in magnesium … Continue reading “Cinnamon Almonds”

Creative toys for Christmas
Creative toys for Christmas

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  • Open-ended toys help develop creativity and problem-solving skills.
  • Things like art supplies, games, construction toys, dolls, and simple action figures make great and inexpensive toys.
Nurturing a healthy body image
Nurturing a healthy body image

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  • Having a healthy body image means you feel comfortable in your own skin and don’t fixate on your imperfections.
  • When people suffer from a negative body image, it can put them at risk for things like depression, low self-esteem, and eating disorders.
  • By being a good example, teaching our children how to be media savvy, and focusing on their strengths, we can help them develop a healthy body image.
Use your head, wear a helmet
Use your head, wear a helmet

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  • Helmets are the best way to protect our children from serious injuries like brain trauma.
  • Serious accidents can even happen on short trips, so it is important to always wear a helmet.
  • When shopping for a helmet, look for one that meets Snell, ANSI, or CPSC safety requirements.
Best shoes for beginning walkers
Best shoes for beginning walkers

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  • When babies are first learning how to walk, it is better for them to go barefoot or to wear booties.
  • Shoes should fit well, have non-skid soles, and be lightweight and flexible.
  • More experienced walkers will need a thicker sole once they start walking outside.

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