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School-age Children and Scoliosis

Angela Davis gave her 11-year-old daughter Emily a hug like she had done many times before, but this time something felt different. She noticed that her shoulder blades didn’t feel like they were in the right place. Although Emily had…

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When They’re Off to College

This month, many teens are heading to college. Part of this transition means college-bound students will take over management of their own healthcare. To be sure they know which steps to take, this information will come in handy.   Forms…

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Notes on Summer Safety

Climb on and we’ll all go together!” Golf carts aren’t just for the course anymore. Leave it to parents to find a new use for the golf cart: the mover of all the things and all the people. These slow-moving…

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Dangers of Vaping and Juuling

Electronic cigarettes – known as e-cigarettes – are the most commonly used tobacco product among youth. Why are e-cigarettes so popular with young people? There are two main reasons: the taste of flavored e-cigarettes (menthol, candy, fruit, chocolate, alcohol, etc.)…

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Prepare for Kindergarten Like a Pro

Children who are five years old by September 30 can start kindergarten in the fall, and families throughout Central Virginia can register their little ones for kindergarten on April 11. Then, the countdown begins! This first step into the world…

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The Truth About Bedwetting

Jake was tired of waking up in the middle of the night to a wet bed. When he was five, his parents assured him that his bedwetting was normal – something many children experience – but as he grew older,…

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The Truth About Opioid Prescriptions

It’s easy to say, “That wouldn’t happen to me or someone I love,” but the hard reality is that the opioid epidemic is much closer than you might think because opioids are so commonplace. With five million procedures each year,…

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Learning to Live with IBS

The holiday season – from Halloween through New Year’s – can serve up a bellyful of digestive distress for people with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Holiday stress combined with high-fat and high-carb seasonal treats can worsen IBS symptoms. Most people…

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Mouth Breathing is a Problem

Since our first breath at birth, most of us have taken for granted that our breathing is normal and healthy. However, how we breathe can have significant consequences for our health, including dental disease, poor sleep, and, where our children…

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Disease Comeback Stories

We don’t usually associate the phrase “history repeats itself” with illness, but sometimes diseases we thought were ancient history – or at least so uncommon they slide off the radar – make a sneaky comeback. Here’s a look at four…

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