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Help for “Quarantine 19” Weight Gain from Head to Toe
By: Jill Cejas Jill Cejas, MS, CHES, is the Head to Toe supervisor in the St. Louis Children’s Hospital Health Advocacy and Outreach Department Families are spending more time at home during the pandemic and are sometimes falling victim to “Quarantine 19,” a common term that refers to unexpected weight gain during COVID-19. This phenomenon…Read More
Help is available during Covid-19.
COVID-19 Information Lines For questions about the pandemic disease, testing and resources available, please call: St. Charles County COVID-19 Information Hotline 636-949-1899 (open 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., daily) Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services 877-435-8411 (open 24 hours) Current Information on Covid for STC https://www.sccmo.org/2105/COVID-19/COVID Medical Resources SSM Health BJC Health Care…Read More
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…Read More
Game On! Keeping Your Young Athlete Hydrated
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…Read More
Preparing for Pregnancy
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…Read More
Making the First Day Easier
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…Read More
Bring the Family to the 2019 Baby Kid Expo West County!
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…Read More
Top Notch Information at the Baby Kid Expo West County!
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…Read More
Go From Liking Your Body to Loving It
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…Read More
Teaching Kids to Be Grateful | A Rewarding Lesson
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…Read More
Keeping concussions in mind
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…Read More
(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…Read More
Primrose Experience®: Building the Right Foundation for Future Learning and Life
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…Read More
Together, We Can Make the St. Louis Region Smoke Free!
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…Read More
Teaching Kids to be Mindful
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…Read More
Join us May 12, 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…Read More
New Preschool to Offer High Quality Learning
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…Read More
Enfamil Aims to Revolutionize Infant Formula with New Product Inspired by Human Milk
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 –…Read More