Health Tips

Strain, Sprain or Break: What’s the Difference and How to Tell

child getting wrapped by doctor due to sprain or break

Taking part in sports and recreational activities is an important part of a healthy, physically active lifestyle for kids, but injuries such as sprains, strains or breaks can, and do, occur. As a parent, we know that you want to do everything in your power to keep your child safe, but sometimes that is not possible in these circumstances. What you can do is get educated on the different types of injuries which will help you feel more prepared.

Pain, swelling and inflammation are common among ...

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How to Care for Stitches

child needing care for stitches

If your child recently got stitches, you will want to be sure you know how to care for stitches properly before they are removed.

In most cases, you’ll receive aftercare instructions when your child has stitches but we recommend referring to the general guidelines we have outlined below.

Keep the wound bandaged.
Keep dry for 24 hours.
Wash around the wound twice daily until sutures are removed.
Avoid using peroxide or alcohol to clean the wound.
Cover with petroleum jelly t...

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How to Prevent Headaches from Online Learning

child doing online learning

Now more than ever, children are spending the majority of their day looking at a screen. In fact, 44% are using screens for more than 6 hours a day. As a result, many children are experiencing headaches. To help prevent this, here are a few ways that can help with headaches from online learning.

Stay Hydrated

Dehydration can cause headaches no matter what your child is working on or playing with, so make sure your child has a water bottle nearby when they’re on the computer. Hydrati...

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Frostbite Treatment Tips

Winter’s here, which means kids are likely to be playing in the snow and exploring the winter world around us. In most cases, you’ll be able to keep them safe, warm and healthy this winter, but, kids being kids, gloves get lost and sneakers are worn instead of snow boots. When this happens, you may be looking at a case of frostbite, and treating frostbite at home is the first step to a speedy recovery.

Frostbite sets in when extremities such as fingers, toes and ears are exposed to cold c...

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Why You Should Take Your Child to a Pediatric Urgent Care

exterior of pediatric urgent care

From traditional doctors’ offices to emergency rooms and urgent care rooms, it can be confusing to know where you should take your child in a time of need. We hope this post helps clear that up. Here are the main reasons why you should take your child to a Pediatric Urgent Care.

Lower Cost

It is no surprise that emergency rooms can rack up a large bill. Urgent care is much more cost-effective for the same level of care. You will pay less and receive pediatric-specific attention at a...

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How to Develop Bedtime Routines

It’s not uncommon to struggle to get your children to bed each night. In some cases, it might really feel like pulling teeth to get your little one to bed at a time that suits you and your family. Before bedtime woes become worse, it is important to develop a bedtime routine. Here are our suggestions for developing a bedtime routine for your children.

Quiet play

An hour before bedtime, you should switch to quiet play. This will help your child enter a state of relaxation. Make ...

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Cooking with Kids | Thanksgiving

When we think of Thanksgiving, we all focus on the big meal that we are going to enjoy at dinner. You don’t have to wait until dinner to celebrate with delicious Thanksgiving treats. Start the day off right with peanut butter turkey snacks that are easy for you and your kids to make together!

What you will need:

Muffin cups

Peanut butter

Red and yellow apples or bell peppers

Green Gra...

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5 Autumn Health and Safety Tips

family carving a pumpkin in the kitchen

Now that autumn is on its way, it is important to refresh on seasonal health and safety tips for you and your family. From changes in the weather to fireplace safety, here are five tips for this season!

Be Prepared for Changing Weather

In Colorado, you should be prepared for unexpected drops in temperature in the fall. Even if it is warm during the day, you will want to be sure to bring a warm coat for yourself and your children for the evening hours.

Practice Fire Safety

T...

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Winter Health and Safety Tips

Colorado winters are unique in that we can experience winter storms and deep freezes, and turn around the next day and have weather that feels more like spring or fall. No matter the conditions, parents should be prepared to face anything this winter. Here are some winter health and safety tips that parents should keep in their back pocket.

Dress your children in layers

Some of the common health issues kids can experience in the winter ar...

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Warning Signs of the Flu

two little girls blowing their nose inside in their pajamas

Although we’re starting to see some warmer weather days here in Northern Colorado, winter and cold & flu season is still with us. Knowing the warning signs of the flu can help get your child they help they need before anything gets too severe because no one likes to see their little one sick. While most symptoms are similar to adults, there are a few differences parents should be aware of. 

Symptoms

Fever

While it’s typical for almost all individuals with the flu to...

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