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Feeling Blue after Giving Birth

Many new mothers experience the “baby blues”, a form of depression that begins a few days to a week after delivery and generally lasts no longer than two weeks.

Help Fight Against the Threat of SIDS

Advocate for Kids' Eye Care

While it's true that schools may provide vision screenings for younger children, one study found that even if a child failed such an exam, 50 percent of parents were unaware of the failure two months after the screening.

Reducing the Duration of Antibiotics Does More Harm than Good When Treating Ear Infections in Young Children

Acute otitis media is a bacterial infection of the middle ear behind the ear drum which causes it to become painfully inflamed. Three out of four children experience this infection within their first year.

Asperger’s Characteristics To Watch For In Your Child

Asperger’s Syndrome is a neurobiological disorder that falls under the autism spectrum. It’s on the higher-functioning end of the spectrum and the symptoms can range from mild to severe.

When All Else Fails, Bribing Kids To Eat Better

Healthy Hacks For Sneaking Whole Grains, Veggies Into Kids' Meals

Getting your child to eat better doesn't have to result in a battle of wills. Smart parents can use simple cooking hacks to increase nutrients in meals so kids don't even realize they're eating good-for-you ingredients.

Facts about Zika Virus and Pregnancy

Pregnant? Part of a couple trying to become pregnant? If you’ve answered yes to either of these questions, then you need to know the facts about Zika virus.

Health Department Offers Tips for Protection Against Carbon Monoxide

Carbon monoxide is an odorless, colorless and tasteless gas that is the by-product of incomplete combustion of a fuel.

Get Smart About Snacking

November is National Prematurity Awareness Month

Family Meals Make a Difference - The Benefits of Eating Together

Not only is time together around the table an opportunity to catch up and reconnect, numerous studies provide evidence of the positive, lifelong benefits of family meals.

Beat Cool Weather - Keep Health in Mind as Cold Creeps Closer

Temperatures may be dropping, but just because swimsuit season is over doesn't mean it's time to let your fitness regimen fall by the wayside.

Ophthalmologists Warn Frightening Risks of Wearing Contact Lenses Without a Prescription

The Pennsylvania Academy of Ophthalmology and the American Academy of Ophthalmology share patient stories, urge Halloween revelers to avoid over-the-counter lenses.

Promise to Vote for Little Lungs

The November election is fast approaching, and this year, the health of our children is a key issue for Pennsylvania parents and families.
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