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Best to Avoid Cold Medicine for Children

Cold season has arrived! We are all familiar with the discomforts of a cold, from runny noses to coughs that disturb our sleep. Although we may reach for an over-the-counter medicine in an effort to feel better, a recent article from the New York Times discusses studies […]

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Arts & Crafts – Part III

This is Part 3 of a 3-part series on the benefits of arts & crafts. For the final installment of this series, let’s talk about the social-emotional benefits: In addition to self-regulation, or how you child responds to and manages the feelings they have while creating, which […]

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Arts & Crafts – Part II

This is Part 2 of a 3-part series on the benefits of arts & crafts. Let’s talk about the cognitive benefits: While exploring different colors, patterns, textures, and senses, your child’s brain is actively learning and linking experiences with thoughts and sensations. This helps your child’s brain […]

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Arts & Crafts – Part I

Arts & crafts are known to inspire both wild imaginations as well as wild messes. However, as your child gets elbow-deep in a mess of glue, cotton balls, finger paint, googly eyes, and construction paper cut outs, they are also learning and developing in essential ways! Learn […]

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Mindful Meditation

Mindfulness is the nonjudgmental awareness of experiences in the present moment, or being aware of thoughts, feelings, and sensations without necessarily judging them as good or bad. Mindful meditation is an increasingly popular practice of being mindful while meditating or focusing one’s mind for a period of time. […]

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Exercising This Summer

Regular physical activity is good for your health and one of the most important components of a healthy lifestyle. Regular exercise helps strengthen bones and muscles, improve mental health and mood, and increase your chances of living longer in addition to reducing risk of obesity, heart disease, […]

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Exciting New Technology for Asthma and Allergy

Exciting New Technology for Asthma and Allergy We’d like to give our WIND Study community an update about some exciting new technologies related to asthma, allergies, and breathing problems. Take a look at some of the links below! Viaskin® Peanut – This product delivers peanut allergens through […]

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When Should You Send Your Child with Asthma to School?

If your child has asthma, it can be difficult to know when they should go to school and when they should stay home. While your child’s Asthma Action Plan can be helpful in identifying symptoms to watch for, here are a few more tips: Send your child […]

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Holiday Hosting and Food Allergies

In the past 20 years, the incidence of food allergies has nearly doubled. Only eight foods make up 90 percent of all food allergies – these include tree nuts, peanuts, shellfish, fish, milk, wheat, soybeans, and eggs. This holiday season, it may be worth being aware of […]

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Staying Healthy This Flu Season

With the summer behind us, it’s time to start thinking about the upcoming flu season. Below are some quick tips to boost your child’s immune system and reduce their number of sick days! Speak with your child’s doctor about a Flu shot. The CDC recommends an annual […]

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