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2015
March
12,
2015
| 03:00 PM America/Chicago
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends the following:   HPV vaccines are given as a series of three shots over 6 months to protect against HPV infection and the health problems that HPV infection can cause. There are tw...
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January
13,
2015
| 07:49 PM America/Chicago
Breastfeeding is a great thing for babies and for moms. The numerous health benefits of breastfeeding cannot be denied. Some of them might be overstated at times but, all in all, I believe that breastfeeding is best. I know there are times when...
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January
08,
2015
| 03:04 PM America/Chicago
Warts are one of the most annoying problems. They are not caused by holding (or kissing) frogs but, instead, are caused by viruses. The virus that causes warts is contagious, but that does not necessarily mean that if your child touches a wart ...
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2014
July
10,
2014
| 06:37 PM America/Chicago
I know that I have some of the brightest, hardest working parents as patients and followers of my blog and social media. Because of that, I sometimes have a hard time coming up with topics that will challenge you.  One day I was listening to a podcas...
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April
15,
2014
| 06:01 PM America/Chicago
With the recent change in Facebook privacy settings which allow status updates, videos and images to be seen publicly there is even more cause to be cautious in your children's use of social media.It's no question that social media has changed the wa...
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April
14,
2014
| 06:52 PM America/Chicago
The decision made by the New York Mets' Daniel Murphy to miss opening day so he could attend the birth of his son has placed increased focus on paternity leave for dads. Guess what?  Some sports talk show hosts made idiots of themselves by overreacti...
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April
01,
2014
| 09:31 PM America/Chicago
It’s coming up on that time of year again. Spring break is here, next comes school assemblies leading up to the end of the school year.It’s that inevitable time of year where I see news story after news story where children are rewarded Oprah-style f...
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