Recent Posts in Family & Children

  • JUPITER MEDICAL CENTER WILL OPEN THE MASTROIANNI FAMILY PEDIATRIC EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT ON FRIDAY, MAY 3

    JUPITER, FL (May 1, 2019)— Plans are underway to open the new Mastroianni Family Pediatric Emergency Department at Jupiter Medical Center on Friday, May 3. Located adjacent to the hospital’s existing emergency department, the new ...

  • Tips on Talking to Your Kids About a Traumatic Event

    With all of the recent violence in today’s world you may find yourself wanting, or needing to discuss it with your children. Finding the right words and putting it in a way they can understand when you may also be emotional can be difficult. ...

  • Health Tip: When a Child is Sick

    The common cold and a mild flu don't usually require a trip to the doctor. But parents should look for warning signs that your child needs a checkup. The American Academy of Family Physicians says a doctor visit is a good idea if your child has: ...

  • Smoking in Pregnancy Tied to kidney Damage in Kids

    Children of mothers who smoke during pregnancy may be at increased risk for kidney damage, a new study warns. Researchers looked at test results for excessive protein in the urine (proteinuria) -- which is a sign of reduced kidney function -- in ...

  • Just How Safe is That Baby Teether?

    A chemical that's banned from baby bottles and children's drinking cups is still widely used in baby teethers, a new study finds. Researchers in the United States who tested five dozen baby teethers found all of them contained bisphenol-A ...

  • Health Tip: Build Your Child's Healthy Plate

    What better way to ensure that your child eats nutritious foods than to build a healthy plate? The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics suggests: Serve brightly-colored veggies next to something plain, such as rice. Or serve vegetables or salad as an ...

  • Stages of Play

    What are the different stages of play? As one can expect, children at different ages do not all play the same way. There are distinct stages that children go through as they grow. Each stage is very important to the development of the next. While not ...

  • Reading to Kids Helps Their Development

    Research shows that reading regularly to young children is very important to their overall growth and development. The benefits of reading include the following: Provides time for special attention between parents and children Encourages ...

  • The Holidays Are Here! 11 Ways To Stress Less and Enjoy More!

    Last year I needed to read this article. Our little family of six went on our first Disney cruise just a few days before Christmas, along with my in-laws, my husband’s brother, his wife and their two girls. After the cruise, all 12 of us ...

  • Martial Arts Can Be Hazardous to Kids

    Perhaps there's a black belt in your child's future. But for safety's sake, kids should only engage in noncontact forms of martial arts, a new American Academy of Pediatrics report says. About 6.5 million U.S. children practice martial ...

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