PHN News - Parenting


National Infant Immunization Week 2024

During National Infant Immunization Week, we recognize the importance of protecting our littlest ones health. It reminds us of the critical role vaccines play in safeguarding the health of our infants and communities. Here are some key reasons why Infant Immunization Week is so vital: Disease Prevention Vaccines provide infants with immunity against severe and…

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Let’s Talk about Children’s Dental Health

Every February, the American Dental Association (ADA) promotes National Children’s Dental Health Month to showcase the significance of good oral health. Instilling positive dental habits early on can lay the foundation for a healthy dental future. Also, promoting good oral hygiene and routine dental check-ups can lead to better school performance. This year, we asked…

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Safety Tips for Halloween

Halloween, a cherished celebration where kids and adults transform into eerie entities like ghouls, ghosts, and goblins, centers around fun, thrills, and treats. Yet, amid the sea of costumes and candy, it’s imperative not to forget that safety remains paramount in this spooky season. Dive with us into the world of Halloween safety! We’re here…

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Be Prepared | Getting Ready for Back-to-School Colds

As summer comes to an end and the excitement of a new school year builds up, so does the potential for colds and other illnesses to spread. The start of the school year often coincides with a peak in cold viruses as children from different households come together in close quarters. However, with a little…

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Navigating the Back-to-School Season | Tips for Parents and Students

The back-to-school season is an exciting time filled with anticipation, new beginnings, and opportunities for growth. Whether your child is starting kindergarten or heading off to college, this transitional period can also bring about its fair share of challenges. As a parent or student, it’s essential to approach this time with preparation, organization, and a…

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The Vital Importance of Annual Physicals for Kids Going Back to School

As the summer draws to a close and the back-to-school season approaches, parents have a long list of tasks to complete in preparation for their children’s return to the classroom. Amongst shopping for school supplies and organizing schedules, one crucial item often gets overlooked—the annual physical examination for children. While it may seem like a…

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PHN Podcast: The Importance of Childhood Immunizations

The COVID-19 pandemic has led to alarming declines in well-child visits and routine immunization rates. This raises the risk for outbreaks and places further strain on our nation’s health care system. To increase the awareness of childhood immunizations, Dr. Garrow, PHN’s Chief Medical Officer, and Dr. John Cunningham, PHN Pediatrician, discuss and provide information on:…

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Too Sick for School?

For those of us with kids, it’s rare that a school year goes by without a sick day.  When you wake them up for school, and they say they don’t feel well, how do you respond?  Do you just let them sleep?  Do you take them to the doctor?  Is there a “right” way to…

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Movie Night: What You Need to Know About Ratings

Here’s what you should know about movie ratings and making sure your kids are seeing entertainment that suits their age.

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School Backpack Tips

When it comes to buying a school backpack, it may seem as easy as just finding one that is big enough to fit your child’s books and supplies. But when it comes to carrying around a bag loaded with heavy textbooks, the size, design, and “fit” of a backpack are just as important. Follow these…

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