5 Steps to Stop SIDS

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The leading cause of death among babies 1 month to 1 year old is sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), also known as crib death.   WHILE IT IS not known exactly what causes sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), following these steps can reduce the risk. 1. Back is best. When it comes to sleep, the safest position for your baby is …

5 Steps to a Better Back-to-School Sleep Routine

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When school starts, sleep is more important than ever. Make sure your kids get the rest they need for a successful school year. AFTER THE LONG, carefree days of summer, getting back in the rhythm of the school year can be difficult. However, a good night’s sleep is incredibly important for your child’s health and academic success. Poor sleep in children — …

Healthy Bones and Your Young Athlete

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GIVING CHILDREN THE space to recover after sports play goes a long way toward protecting their maturing bodies from overuse injuries. Children’s bones are still growing. That means growth plates—the areas of long bones where growth occurs—can complicate injuries that might occur playing sports that involve repetitive arm or leg use, says Jeffrey Reagan, M.D., orthopedic surgeon, Arizona Mountain Orthopedics, who …

Happy, Healthy Halloween

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SUGAR IS FLOWING and bedtimes are later than usual. Try these tricks for a healthy, spooky holiday.  To help cut down on the amount of candy your little one consumes, eat a healthy family meal together prior to trick-or-treating.  Candy is the order of the day, but sugar isn’t good for our health. While sugary treats in moderation are OK, make …

Healthy Steps: Child Health Resources for Parents

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Based on a national, evidence-based primary care model designed to enhance a baby’s emotional, intellectual, and physical growth during the first five years of life, Summit Healthcare’s Healthy Steps for Young Children program connects parents with Harvard-trained specialists and a wealth of child health resources and information. The program offers the following services to parents raising babies from birth through …