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New Family Practice Providers at Summit Healthcare

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Join us in welcoming these four new providers to the White Mountain community. SUMMIT HEALTHCARE’S family medicine professionals treat patients of all ages and provide preventive care as well as treatment for acute illnesses. Summit Healthcare Family Medicine–Lakeside Matthew Waite, D.O., chose to specialize in family medicine so he can advocate for better quality of …

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The Importance of Sleeping Soundly

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Make sure your children are getting enough sleep with these wellness tips from Summit Healthcare pediatricians. FROM THE MOMENT your baby arrives in the world, his or her body craves rest. “Sleep is critical for healthy development of a child, and a consistent schedule is important for parents as well,” says Daniel Brewer, D.O., pediatrician …

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How to Keep Your Kids Healthy in Winter

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Cold weather means flu season and kids spending more time indoors. Learn how to keep your children healthier through flu vaccination and more exercise. THE VALUE OF VACCINATION The flu runs rampant during the fall and winter months, causing a wide variety of symptoms, including cough, fever, headache, and sore throat. In severe circumstances, the …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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Happy, Healthy Halloween

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SUGAR IS FLOWING and bedtimes are later than usual. Try these tricks for a healthy, spooky holiday. [feature_headline type=”left” level=”h6″ icon=”apple” style=”color: #008238″]Eat a healthy meal first.[/feature_headline] To help cut down on the amount of candy your little one consumes, eat a healthy family meal together prior to trick-or-treating. [feature_headline type=”left” level=”h6″ icon=”arrow-down” style=”color: #008238″]Keep sugar to …

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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 …

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