Ingredients Found in Homeopathic Medicines and How They Are Made

Ingredients Found in Homeopathic Medicines and How They Are Made Homeopathic medicines contain very small amounts of natural substances derived from plants, minerals, and animal substances that are known for their pharmacological or biological actions. The active ingredients of homeopathic medicines are generally identified by the Latin name of their source. For example, apis mellifica […]

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Does My Child Need to Take Vitamins?

By: Emily Navarro, MS, RD

Does My Child Need to Take Vitamins? “More spinach please,” said no child ever. In a perfect world, children would eat vegetables at every meal and fill up on fruit for dessert. In reality, they can be picky and may not get enough nutrition from what they eat. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s […]

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A Dentist’s Tips for Keeping Your Child’s Teeth Healthy

By: Barbara Shearer, Ph.D.

A Dentist’s Tips for Keeping Your Child’s Teeth Healthy Good dental health (also called oral health) is more than just having clean teeth. It refers to the health of your teeth, gums, cheeks, soft tissues, palate, lips, and jaws. Taking good care of our mouths allow us to speak, chew, taste, swallow, and smile confidently […]

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A Pediatrician’s Must-Know Breastfeeding Advice for New Moms

By: Dr. Katie Friedman

A Pediatrician’s Must-Know Breastfeeding Advice for New Moms Many women try to breastfeed, but the stress of a newborn coupled with other family responsibilities can make it feel like an impossible task. In fact, 60% of mothers do not breastfeed for as long as they would like to. That’s why I’m joining forces with KnowYourOTCs […]

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What to Do If Your Child Accidentally Ingests Medicines or Vitamins

By: Krista Osterthaler, MPH

What to Do If Your Child Accidentally Ingests Medicines or Vitamins Contact Poison Control right away if you think your child might have gotten into medicine or vitamins, even if you are not completely sure. Free and confidential expert help is available by phone at 1-800-222-1222 or online via webPOISONCONTROL®. If the child collapses, has […]

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Pandemic Stress and Valentine’s Treats: A Heartburn-Inducing Duo

By: Dr. Leiana Oswald

Pandemic Stress and Valentine’s Treats: A Heartburn-Inducing Duo What first comes to mind when you think of Valentine’s Day? Whether or not you’re celebrating love, I’m sure you’ve found yourself eating your way through one too many boxes of chocolates (I know I have). But could the day that’s synonymous with candy hearts contribute to […]

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