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An African American mother, her young son and daughter washing their hands at the kitchen sink. (Photo: Getty Images)

Be Honest

Tips for Talking to Children About COVID-19 From non-stop “breaking news” updates to school shutdowns, the daily impact of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is difficult for adults to handle. So, imagine the impact it has on children.   Thankfully, there are many
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Worst in Decades

Flu Season Off to an Unusually Early Start As flu season enters 2020, the influenza B strain of the flu virus has arrived earlier than normal making this year’s season off to an “atypically” early start, said Dr. Richard Webby, a member of the Infectious Diseases Department at
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A young girl sits between two women on a couch. She holds and pages through a large photo album as the women look on, smiling. A bookshelf and window are in the background. (Photo: Getty Images)

Thanksgiving Talk

Discuss Family Health History with Children Parents spend hours planning to talk with their children about the “birds and bees.” But moms and dads often ignore an equally important conversation — discussing their family’s overall health history.   That is why, in 2004,
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