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Previous Kids Corner Articles - 2022

December’s Focus is Winter Wellness

When the thermostat drops and the kids are stuck inside driving you stir-crazy with their various tech devices, it’s important to have a Plan C, a few good cold-weather ideas on hand.

November is Diabetes Awareness Month

People with diabetes can pretty much eat the same foods as their friends and family, this includes kids with diabetes as well. They just have to keep track of what they eat and enjoy some foods in moderation.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Can teenagers get breast cancer? Breast cancer can happen at any age, particularly for those young women that have a history of breast cancer in their family or a genetic disposition to breast disease.

September is National Alcohol & Drug Addiction Recovery Awareness Month


As much as parents may not like to think about it, the truth is that many kids and teens try alcohol during their high school and college years, long before it's legal for them to drink it. Research has shown that nearly 80% of high school kids have tried alcohol.

August is National Immunization Awareness Month

When it comes to a smooth back-to-school experience, preparation is key. Gathering school supplies and catching up on doctor visits and other health basics can help children stay healthy and succeed in school.

July is UV Safety Awareness Month

For many people, summer is the best time of the year. However, nothing puts the brakes on a good summer day like a bad sunburn. Put plans in place to protect your family as they enjoy all summer has to offer.

June is Migraine & Headache Awareness Month

A headache is pain felt somewhere in the head or neck. They're very common in kids. It's important to understand how to recognize when a headache is a passing pain or if it's something more and needs medical care.

May is Asthma & Allergy Awareness Month

The number of children with asthma has risen dramatically in the past few decades. Could your child be the one in every ten children who is affected by what is now the most common chronic disease of Childhood? Here’s what parents need to know.

April is Stress Awareness Month

Since April is Stress Awareness Month, here are some tips for those busy mothers, fathers and guardians out there and as a bonus, included are some ways to help your kids overcome their own stress too.

March’s Focus is National Nutrition Month

If you want to be healthy and have energy for all your favorite games and activities, then you need to eat food that is good for you and what will make you strong. How can you tell which foods will do the job?

February's Focus is Heart Health Awareness

The American Heart Association recommends children ages 6 to 17 get at least 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity every day. Preschoolers and toddlers need even more than that.

January’s Focus is National Blood Donor Awareness Month

Young donors play an important role in helping to make sure that blood is available when and where it is needed most. It is important to have the best possible donation experience as you begin your donation journey.