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    How long should you wait before getting pregnant again?

    How long should you wait before getting pregnant again? more

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    That other important conversation

    Here’s a scary fact for parents: In the past month, an estimated 10 million kids younger that the age of 21 drank alcohol in the United States. That’s 10 million! more

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    Classes to help families

    The Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida is offering two new courses that reflect Lee Health’s commitment to improve childrens behavioral health concerns. more

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    Overlooked danger

    Report highlights the dangers of swimming in open waters. more

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    What you need to know about mental maintenance

    Our mental health deeply affects our families, and it’s something we must actively maintain. Here’s how you can keep yours tuned and ready for whatever comes your way. more

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    How to spot abuse

    Being a parent or a caregiver means to procure a child's well-being. Abuse of any kind compromises a child’s well-being today, tomorrow and in the future. But what really is child abuse? How can you tell if your child or any child is being abused? more

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    When the dentist recommends sedation

    Has your child’s dentist informed you that your child’s extensive dental needs will require some sort of sedation or anesthesia? If a child suffers from severe anxiety or has special health care needs, this is something that might be necessary. more


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    Friday night lights

    My kids have different personalities and in almost every situation that reveals itself, even on the football field. more

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    Getting in tune together

    Why music is good for babies, toddlers and preschoolers, and how you can get your child started. more

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    Car line quickies

    Sitting in the car line at your child’s school, you might find you’ve got a few minutes. What’s a parent to do? We’ve got a few ideas. more

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    5 Things: Twilight tech

    Some kids go right to sleep. But most of them? Not so much. Here are some ideas for helping your little one sleep tight. more

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