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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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Building Confidence, Self Image and Self Worth

By Admin | Apr 14, 2019

The purpose behind the passion! Miss American Diamonds Pageant is a program of Nothing But Love Inc. Our mission is to uncover and discover the diamond that God placed inside of our participants. We are a program that welcomes each young lady to be herself why helping build her self confidence, self image, and self…

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By Admin | Mar 7, 2019

Why Should Faith Be Important to YOUR Family?   It seems that every week we hear more news about young people making bad decisions. From catastrophic tragedies to individual poor choices, it has never been so easy to get distracted from the positive aspects of life. The good news is that this doesn’t have to…

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Kids and Money

By Admin | Mar 7, 2019

by: Jean Chatzky We nudge our kids to do their homework, cajole them into making their beds and teach them to be problem solvers. But there’s one major issue many parents fail to communicate effectively with their children about: money. It’s never too early to talk to your kids about money. Here are some ways to…

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Vein treatment important for health

By Admin | Mar 6, 2019

When is the best time to treat varicose veins? Varicose Veins affect up to 40% of women and 18% of men in the United States.  Varicose veins are caused when the valves in the leg veins stop working properly.  The blood is not able to move upward toward the heart and circulate causing the blood…

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The Magic House @ MADE 

By Admin | Mar 4, 2019

Opening Summer 2019 In celebration of its 40th anniversary, this summer The Magic House will open its first permanent satellite location on Delmar Boulevard in the City of St. Louis. Created in partnership with the Cortex Innovation Community and MADE STL, the 7,000 square foot interactive space will support the Museum’s mission to engage all children…

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Importance of Early Childhood Education

By Admin | Jan 9, 2019

The years from birth to age 5 are special years in children’s lives. During this time, they begin to express their personalities, which can be adorable, hilarious and even embarrassing at times (as nearly every parent or caregiver can attest). These years are also a crucial time for cognitive, emotional and social development. Early childhood…

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The Child Center

By Admin | Dec 4, 2018

We are proud to announce The Child Center as our sponsored charity for our 2019 St. Charles event. The Child Center, Inc. is a Nationally Accredited Children’s Advocacy Center serving children and families in 14 counties in Northeast Missouri.  The mission is to respond to child abuse through a supportive team approach to reduce the…

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Teaching Kids to Be Grateful | A Rewarding Lesson

By Admin | Nov 13, 2018

The holiday season is here! They are the seasons of joy and feel good memories, but also the seasons of occasional embarrassment by ungrateful child moments. Through the years my children have had a few of those. At times, they get greedy with a focus on toys, toys and more toys. They have exhibited less-than-graceful…

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Keeping concussions in mind

By Admin | Oct 24, 2018

In the midst of football season, concussions become a popular topic. However, concussions can result from many other incidents than just tackles. By knowing more about causes, symptoms and care for concussions, you can better prevent a brain injury.   What causes a concussion? A concussion can be caused by several things. The most well-known…

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