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Helping Your Teen Stay Healthy and Safe This Winter

With a busy schedule filled with homework, social events, and extracurricular activities, it can be hard for teenagers to maintain a healthy lifestyle. This is especially true in the winter as the days shorten and the weather cools. Your teenager’s health should not worsen with the arrival of winter. With the help of Glen Allen Pediatrics and the tips below, you can help keep your teen happy and healthy all winter long.

What to do When Your Child is a Picky Eater

Let’s face it; most children are picky eaters. You’re not alone in this situation at all! Children have been picky with food probably since the beginning of time - which is why parents, doctors, psychologists, and nutritionists have spent years finding methods that work. As a parent, you want to make sure your child gets the right vitamins. Your child, though, may have other ideas when it comes to food. Here’s a guide for what to do when your child is a picky eater.

Buying Safe Toys for Kids

Every year, thousands of children are injured by their toys. Most of these injuries are minor, causing scrapes, scratches, and bruises. The worst-case scenarios include hearing damage from loud toys, burns from malfunctioning electronics, and choking. As long as parents are vigilant about what toys they are buying their children, there should be no problem. Always be cautious and inspect any gifts or hand-me-downs before giving them to a child to play with and make sure that your kids are supervised, and you should be able to avoid any significant issues.

Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease 

Hand-foot-and-mouth disease, also known as HFMD, is a mild but an extremely contagious infection that is very common in young children. This illness has a tell-tale sign - rashes on hands and feet and sores in the mouth. This infection can cause painful and uncomfortable rashes. If you notice the slightest symptom, call your child’s pediatrician right away.

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