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FREE MEALS FOR KIDS/TEENS COMPLIMENTS OF THE MANATEE COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT

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Sharing Books & Traditional, Non-Electronic, Toy Play Best for Young Children's Language Development

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Video Game Play Affects Brain Structure, Lowers Intelligence

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National Sleep Foundation Updates Recommendations for How Much Sleep Children/Teens Need

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Treat Your Child's Cold & Flu Video from HealthyChildren.org

This recently released video is produced by the American Academy of Pediatrics and offers excellent guidance for treating your child's "cold" or "flu."

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New ADA and AAP Recommendations for Fluoridated Toothpaste

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The American Dental Association and the American Academy of Pediatrics now recommend use of fluoridated toothpaste for children as soon as the first tooth has erupted.  For children under the age of three, a small "smear" of toothpaste no larger than a grain of rice should be applied to the toothbrush.  For children three years and older, apply a pea-sized amount.  

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Routine Cholesterol (Lipid) Testing Now Advised for Children/Teens

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Reducing Medication Errors by Ditching Teaspoons/Tablespoons

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The American Academy Academy of Pediatrics, the Centers for Disease Control and the Institute for Safe Medicine Practices all advise that measuring spoons should not be used for dosing children's medicine because of frequent measurement error.  Measuring dosage in milliliters with a medication/syringe is more reliable and safer.  Click Here to Access Article 

 

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