Preparation, education are keys to gun safety (VIDEO)


Nearly 3.3 million American children live in households with firearms that are, at times, kept loaded and unlocked, according to Safe Kids USA. In this video, injury prevention coordinator Gia Ramsey emphasizes the importance of education and common sense when keeping kids safe in households with guns.

MyPlate provides a serving of nutritional help (VIDEO)

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Introduced in 2011, MyPlate was created by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to provide families with a simple tool to help them enjoy a healthy diet. In this video, dietitian Cathy Wills discusses how MyPlate encourages a more balanced diet and smaller portion sizes.

Send your kids back to school with their vaccines up to date


National Immunization Awareness Month is a reminder that we all need vaccines throughout our lives.

What you should know about feeding baby solid food

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New parents are often anxious to start their babies on solid food, thinking that will help them sleep through the night. Unfortunately, that’s a myth that’s been disproven time and time again.

8 ways to help your child make friends


For some kids, making friends seems to come easily, while others need a little extra help. But like all social skills, making friends is a skill that must be taught.

Girls and heavy menstrual bleeding: When it may be time to see a specialist


For young women starting their menstrual cycles, many questions may arise for them about what’s normal and what’s irregular when it comes to their period. The range of what’s normal with a young woman’s period is broad.