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Previous Kids Corner Articles - 2021

December's Focus is Winter Wellness

Extreme weather conditions and events, like record-low temperatures, can threaten children’s lives and disrupt infrastructure critical to children’s well-being.

November is Diabetes Awareness Month

If you suspect your child has diabetes, it may be a good time to learn about the things you can do as a parent to help spot the symptoms and manage the disease.

October is National Dental Hygiene Month

Dental hygiene is important to your child’s overall health now and in the future. To start them on a good path of daily, lifelong dental habits, here’s some information and tips for children’s dental health.

September is Leukemia & Lymphoma Awareness Month

For most families, a parent's diagnosis of cancer represents a crisis. Family members find that they must adjust not only to the diagnosis, but also to a prolonged period of treatment.

August is National Immunization Awareness Month

Childhood vaccines or immunizations can seem overwhelming when you are a new parent. Vaccinations not only protect your child from deadly diseases, they also keep other children safe by eliminating or greatly decreasing dangerous diseases.

July - Focus on Family Wellness

Family fitness challenges make working toward fitness goals much more fun. Collaborating as a family helps you all stay motivated and learn to reach your goals.

June is Safety Month

The widespread use of smartphones helps users stay connected, but also raises privacy concerns. According to a 2018 study by the Pew Research Center, 95% of teens have access to a smartphone, and 45% say they are online almost constantly.

June is Men’s Health Month

Teens and young men have tremendous resilience and healing capacity. Healthy young men benefit when they see a doctor for a physical exam every few years, get needed vaccinations and learn the importance of a good diet, exercise, and sufficient sleep.

May is Mental Health Awareness Month

It is easy for parents to identify their child’s physical needs, whether its nutritious food, warm clothes when it’s cold or selecting bedtime at a reasonable hour. However, a child’s mental and emotional needs may not be as obvious.

May is Asthma & Allergy Awareness Month

Young children with asthma may not always understand what it is and what's going on when they have symptoms. However, teaching your child about asthma at a young age can help them communicate better with you when they do have symptoms.