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Children’s Health Newsletter Tuesday, August 04, 2015

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Children’s Health Newsletter Tuesday, August 04, 2015

Healthy Kids, Happy Life

Safety First

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, children do not fit properly in a car without at booster seat until they are 58 inches tall, and weight 80 pounds. A car seat or booster seat that is not properly installed can send infants, toddlers, and older children flying out of a car in the event of an accident. Make sure to fully understand the safety seat requirements for each age group of children. Read all requirements and tips here.

Backpacks Can Be Harmful

With the start of school just around the corner, it's important to make sure your child is going back to school with a backpack that won't cause future aches and pains. Choosing the correct type of backpack is important to keeping your child's  posture upright for a healthy back in the future.Experts provided these tips for parents and kids.

Internet Bullying

As technology has become more prominent in the 21st century, bullies have turned to the internet as another way of bullying, but even meaner. Online bullying is often referred to as cyberbullying and affects more children than you think. Cyberbullying includes e-mail, instant messaging, and texting. Learn more about ways to prevent this online bullying from happening to your child in this article.

A Healthy Diet Helps Kids' Asthma

Although many kids would rather eat burgers, chicken fingers, and fries, scientists have come to the conclusion that eating healthy foods can help childhood asthma. Fatty, greasy foods tend to cause airways to tighten up, which can trigger asthma attacks.Get tips and healthy recpies here.

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Poolside Safety

The highest percentage of drowing related deaths are among children. If you have a pool or are often around a pool, check out these tips to keep your kids safe around the water all year long.

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