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November 22, 2019


Kindergarten: Get Ready!

By Deb Kraft & Dorothy Heitjan

Q. My child will be entering Kindergarten next fall, what can I do to ensure he/she is prepared?

A. It is vital in the preschool years to provide your child with the experiences that will build the foundation for later success in school. One must keep in mind the amazing developmental changes that occur in a child’s body and brain during the preschool years. In order to help your child build these neural connections, parents should provide:

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To Vaccinate or Not to Vaccinate…

By Ronald C. Strickler, M.D.

World-wide, cervical cancer is the leading gynecologic malignancy. In North American, 50 years of Pap smear cervical screening and hence early detection with treatment have dramatically changed our statistics. Nonetheless, we expect that there will be 13,000 new cases and cervical cancer will kill 4,500 women this year.

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An Epidemic of Over-Programmed Kids

By Susan Fell

Parents want the best for their children and often think about what they had, or did not have, as a child and adjust their parenting style to accommodate their hopes and dreams for their children.

Children are taught that successful people try new things, take risks, work hard to meet their goals, and dedicate themselves to doing their personal best. However, parents sometimes forget to teach their children how balance and healthy stress management play into a successful life.

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