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  • Preventing Hot Car Deaths

    Preventing Hot Car Deaths

    Hot car deaths are completely preventable. A tragic total of 712 children have died from heat-related deaths after being left or trapped inside vehicles since 1998. On average, 37 children die in heat-related vehicle deaths each year. So far in 2017, 12 children have already died as a result of being left in hot cars. […] More

  • Explore Your Dream Job with GraduationSource

    Explore Your Dream Job with GraduationSource

    Thank you to GraduationSource for partnering on the following post. All opinions are my own. At ages 2 and 5, my children have many years to decide before picking a career path. When I was a girl, I wanted to be a teacher, writer, pediatrician, and musician. I earned my bachelor’s degree in English studies […] More

  • Choosing the Best Sunscreen for Sun Safety

    Choosing the Best Sunscreen for Sun Safety

    Warmer spring days have finally arrived, and hot summer days will soon be here. As soon as the weather gets nice, my kids and I like to head outdoors to garden, play at the park, swim, and visit the zoo. Before heading outside for more than ten to fifteen minutes, I liberally apply broad-spectrum SPF […] More

  • Girl Receiving the Measles Vaccine

    Health Officials Urge Measles Vaccine Before Spring Travel

    As the United States and California in particular grapple with the current measles outbreak, California public health officials are urging measles vaccination for adults and children before families travel internationally over spring school break. As health officials search for the origin of the measles outbreak that began at Disneyland at the end of December, detective […] More

  • Preventing Heat Stroke: Stay Hydrated and Avoid Sunburn

    Preventing Heat Stroke: Stay Hydrated and Avoid Sunburn

    Heat stroke is the most serious form of heat illness. Symptoms of heat stroke include high body temperature, lack of sweating, nausea and vomiting, flushed skin, rapid breathing, racing heart rate, headache, confusion, muscles cramps, muscle weakness, and unconsciousness. Heat stroke is an extremely serious condition and can result in death if not treated immediately. […] More

  • Aluminum in Vaccines

    Aluminum in Vaccines: Should Parents Worry?

    Aluminum is an ingredient in many vaccines including the vaccines that prevent hepatitis A, hepatitis B, diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis, Haemophilus influenzae type b, human papillomavirus, and pneumococcus. The addition of the element enhances the response of the immune system to the vaccine, reducing the need for booster shots. Aluminum is also the most common metal found in […] More

  • Permanent Teeth Eruption Schedule

    Permanent Teeth Eruption Schedule

    Just as the eruption of the baby teeth follows a general schedule, the secondary teeth also usually erupt through the gums in a predictable order. Secondary teeth, which are more commonly referred to as adult teeth or permanent teeth, replace the twenty-baby teeth that a child gets during the first few years of life. In […] More

  • Baby Teething Schedule

    Baby Teething Schedule

    Although each child cuts teeth at unique times, all babies roughly follow the same teething schedule. Primary teeth, or baby teeth, usually erupt through the gums in a predictable order. In general, baby teeth will come in for most children during the following age ranges: 6 to 10 months: Two lower central incisors (bottom front) […] More