Family Health

There is nothing more important than your family’s health. In fact, keeping our families safe is something that most of us think about every day, whether you’re on the sidelines watching your teens play sports, slathering a wiggly toddler with sunscreen or just starting the journey as a newly pregnant mom-to-be.
We can guide you through the basics for keeping your family healthy and safe, including:

  • Where to look for care in an emergency
  • How to find specialists in specific medical fields
  • Preventive care guidelines you should follow for every age and stage, from mammograms and prostate screenings to kids’ check-ups and immunizations
  • Resources for pregnancy and post-partum care
  • Tips for day-to-day general good health practices

We know that it’s hard to keep track of all of these things, so we’re here to help. Our goal is to provide you with the tools you need to make informed decisions about your family’s health care. That way, you’ll have the satisfaction of knowing you’ve taken steps to ensure that you and your loved ones will have many active, fun years ahead!

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Eating Healthy on a Food Stamp Budget

If you use food stamps to feed your family, you might find it difficult to provide the healthy foods your family needs while staying within your budget. Thankfully, this doesn’t need to be the case. Eating healthy with limited funds is possible and easy. continue reading →

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Your Guide to a Healthier Halloween

A healthy Halloween. Does such a thing exist? Or like vampires, goblins, and ghouls, is the idea pure fiction? Well, with a little planning, it can exist. In fact, this holiday of sweets and treats may be the ideal time to practice healthy habits that can better prepare you to avoid the temptations of the holiday season ahead. Below are some ideas, tips and tricks to “healthify” your Halloween. continue reading →

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Understanding Bullying

The start of a new school year is often cause for great excitement and eager anticipation for students and parents alike. But if your child ends up being the victim of bullying at school, that excitement can quickly give way to anxiety, depression, changes in sleep and dietary patterns, health issues, absenteeism, and a decline in academic performance, among other effects. continue reading →

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What Parents Should Know about Enterovirus-D68

You might be hearing scary news about how the Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) is affecting children in the Capital Region. The Enterovirus is not new; in fact, you’ve probably had one – some forms of the Enterovirus are what we consider the common cold. However, this particular strain is being discussed among health professionals and parents because it could cause severe respiratory illness in some children and teens. continue reading →

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How to Prepare for a Healthy Pregnancy

Are you thinking about starting a family? You should know that a healthy pregnancy is the first and most important step you can take to help your little one get off to a good start. Indeed, the choices you make now could affect your baby for the rest of his or her life, so it’s essential that you know some strategies that can make a difference before and during your pregnancy. continue reading →

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Back to School: Tips for Packing Healthy Lunches

It’s that time again! The yellow buses are arriving and children are heading back to school with their freshly sharpened pencils and shiny new folders. For some parents, this means resuming another daily routine – packing lunches. Making sure your children eat healthy can take some planning, especially if they are selective eaters or if the school has restrictions on what they can bring. continue reading →