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Hometown Heroes

By Admin | Sep 25, 2018

  (September 25, 2018) St. Charles, MO… While it’s not unusual to see a summer lemonade stand on the tree-lined streets of St. Charles, it is unusual for all of the proceeds to be donated to help other children. That’s exactly what Castlio fifth grader Caroline Woodland did after she saw a need in her…

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Primrose Experience®: Building the Right Foundation for Future Learning and Life

By Admin | Jul 20, 2018

Choosing the right early education and care experience for your child is one of the most important decisions parents make. You want a provider who will keep your child safe, healthy and nurtured — but you likely want more than that. Total peace of mind comes from knowing you have a trusted partner who is…

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Together, We Can Make the St. Louis Region Smoke Free!

By Admin | Jul 10, 2018

For kids and babies, a smoke-free environment is key to a healthy start in life.  Unfortunately, our region still lacks strong smoke free indoor air laws to protect people from the toxic, cancer-causing chemicals in secondhand smoke. Our families, neighbors, and friends deserve better. No one should have to choose between their health and their…

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Teaching Kids to be Mindful

By Admin | Jun 18, 2018

When you hear the term “mindfulness” – what comes to mind? Have you heard this term before? Have you wondered what it means, how it can be helpful, or how to go about teaching mindfulness to your kid? What is mindfulness? One definition is “paying attention in a particular way: on purpose, in the present…

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Join us May 12, 2018

By Admin | Apr 26, 2018

Bring the Family to the 2018 Baby Kid Expo! The 12th Annual Baby Kid Expo will take place Saturday, May 12th, at the St. Charles Convention Center, from 9:00a.m. – 3:00p.m.  Free Admission. What can you see and do at the Baby Kid Expo? Our presenting sponsors, Children’s at Progress West, invite you to come…

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New Preschool to Offer High Quality Learning

By Admin | Apr 6, 2018

It’s a fact: children start learning from the moment they are born, and the brain develops faster in the first five years of life than at any other time. That knowledge can create a lot of pressure on parents to choose the right early education and care provider for their child! Opening soon, Primrose School…

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Enfamil Aims to Revolutionize Infant Formula with New Product Inspired by Human Milk

By Admin | Apr 5, 2018

New Enfamil® NeuroPro™ is first in U.S. to have a fat-protein blend of brain-building MFGM and DHA previously only found in breast milk+ Following decades of scientific research into human milk, Enfamil, the #1 infant formula brand recommended by pediatricians, today announced the launch of a new product representing its next generation of formula –…

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Specialized Care for Life

By Admin | Mar 6, 2018

On December 27, 2016, Allie Brown, 26, was pregnant with her first child and 10 days away from her due date. That morning, she had a routine appointment with her obstetrician. “My doctor said I would be uncomfortable, but I wasn’t ready to deliver just yet,” says Allie. Shortly after returning home, Allie began having…

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Importance of Getting Your ZZZZs: Sports and Sleep

By Admin | Feb 17, 2018

By: Dr. Terra Blatnik, MD Getting your kids to fall asleep is always a challenge.  When they’re little, it’s about the fear of missing out once they go to sleep.  As they get older, it becomes more about time to do homework, a late sports practice, or just time to play a video game or watch…

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Pediatric Emergencies

By Admin | Oct 15, 2019

By: Lauren Moran, MD, Washington University pediatric specialist on staff at Progress West Hospital. As a parent, it can be scary when your child is sick or hurt. Sometimes it’s difficult to determine what level of care is most appropriate — scheduling an appointment with their pediatrician or heading to the emergency room (ER). Pediatric…

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Game On! Keeping Your Young Athlete Hydrated

By Admin | Sep 16, 2019

Dr. Tara M. Neumayr If you are like me, ‘Game Day’ is a level up in the daily challenge of parenting logistics.  First, I check the weather – Hot? Cold? Rainy? Windy? Humid?  Then it’s time to gather the gear: appropriate team jersey and matching shorts or pants; sport-specific socks; appropriate undergarments and provisional layers…

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Preparing for Pregnancy

By Admin | Aug 29, 2019

If you’re thinking about having a baby, there are a few things you can do before conceiving to ensure a healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby. Learn what board-certified obstetrician (OB) Cory Miller, MD, recommends as you prepare for the journey into motherhood. How do I choose an OB? One of your first decisions is…

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Making the First Day Easier

By Admin | Aug 14, 2019

Parents should remember that they need not wait until the first day of class to ask for help. Schools are open to address any concerns a parent or child might have, including the specific needs of a child, over the summer. The best time to get help might be one to two weeks before school…

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Bring the Family to the 2019 Baby Kid Expo West County!

By Admin | Jul 12, 2019

What if you could plan a fun day with the kids, and connect with businesses in our area as well? You can at the Baby Kid Expo event!  The 2nd Annual Baby Kid Expo West County will take place Saturday, August 10th at the Greensfelder Recreation Center, from 9:00a.m. – 3:00p.m.  Free Admission. The Baby…

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Top Notch Information at the Baby Kid Expo West County!

By Admin | Jul 8, 2019

The St. Louis Children’s Specialty Care Center (CSCC) provides advanced pediatric and adolescent care, close to home. While enjoying Baby Kid Expo – West County, experience the approachable expert advice available at the CSCC:• Stop by our Family Resource station to chat with trained experts who offer trusted pediatric health information for patients, families and…

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Go From Liking Your Body to Loving It

By Admin | Jul 8, 2019

Through diet and exercise,we aim to change the appearance of our bodies and reduce any body fat we do not want. With enough of these small changes your body can achieve results to improve your body shape and muscle development. But not everyone is built the same, and genetics inertia can inhibit those who put…

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Foss Swim School Opening in O’Fallon, MO

By Admin | Jun 11, 2019

Foss Swim School makes cannonballs possible. Mermaids, belly flops and submarine races, too. We believe it’s possible for every kid to learn to swim and love the water, and we’re excited to bring our proven curriculum to the St. Louis area when we open our new indoor swim school in O’Fallon this fall. Over 26…

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Is It a Cold or the Flu?

By Admin | Apr 14, 2019

by: Gina Allen, FNP, It can be hard to discern a common cold from the flu. A cold can be caused by more than 200 different viruses while the flu is often caused by the influenza A and B viruses. Here’s how to tell the difference between these two viral illnesses and what you can do…

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