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  • Swap one snack a day with yogurt

    Swap one snack a day with yogurt
    Yogurt is a great addition to any meal and also makes a great snack. It tastes great and has many health benefits. With so many flavors and varieties to choose from, there is bound to be one that you and your family enjoy. Portable yogurts are available...
  • Too many antibiotics are being prescribed

    Too many antibiotics are being prescribed
    No one likes to be sick, and parents and patients want me to prescribe antibiotics for a plethora of viral illnesses because they’re busy and just can’t be sick. According to an article in “Pediatrics,” pediatricians write more...
  • Tips to help you decide on an urgent care or emergency room

    Tips to help you decide on an urgent care or emergency room
    It’s a Saturday afternoon, and your daughter turns an ankle on the soccer field. Or the earache your son has been fighting all week is suddenly worse, and now he has a fever. It’s a predicament almost every parent has found themselves in at...
  • Recognizing ADHD in children

    Recognizing ADHD in children
    As kids watch their last few days of summer vacation slowly slip away, their parents are preparing them for a return to the classroom. Some kids can't wait to get back to school, where they can continue their studies and spend time with their friends....
  • Why breast feeding is best for baby

    Why breast feeding is best for baby
    One of the first choices a new mother will have to make is whether to breastfeed or bottle-feed her baby. Several medical organizations and child wellness groups stand by breastmilk as the best option for baby. But why is it superior over formula?...
  • Understanding and living with epilepsy

    Understanding and living with epilepsy
    Few medical conditions manifest themselves more profoundly than epilepsy. A condition that produces seizures that affect a number of mental and physical functions, epilepsy affects nearly 3 million people in the United States. Still, as prevalent as the...
  • Is yoga the best choice for a tween-ager?

    Is yoga the best choice for a tween-ager?
    Your tween daughter is begging to take a weekly yoga class with her friends. Should you steer her toward a sport instead? Parent advice (from our panel of staff contributors) Once you’ve checked it out, I’d say let her go for it. As the...
  • Damage control when your kid brings home a D

    Damage control when your kid brings home a D
    Your middle-schooler just got her first D. What’s an appropriate response? Parent advice Try not to overreact and then try to find out the reason by calmly discussing it. If the reason is vague, request a conference with the teacher as soon as...
  • These moms need to go on a shame-free diet

    These moms need to go on a shame-free diet
    DEAR AMY: My partner and I have two young daughters. Our oldest is 3. We have both struggled with our own body images and have done various diets throughout our lives. I guess I carry around more shame around the diets, so I don't say much about them....
  • Teen gets bullied and takes a stand

    Teen gets bullied and takes a stand
    DEAR AMY: I'm 17. As you probably know, teen bullying is a big issue. I've got a new one: I'm being bullied by a teacher in my school - and she's not even my teacher. A couple of weeks ago, she called me fat; she has called other students names as well....
  • Awards, honors for Lehigh Valley residents

    The U.S Travel Association recently awarded the Destination Marketing Organizations Rising Star Award to Brittany Berger, Social Media Manager of the Pocono Mountains Visitors Bureau. The national award recognizes the achievements of an individual working...