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Holiday Wish List: Toys That Teach for Every Age

This post is sponsored and written by Olathe Health Pediatric Therapists.This holiday season, we've got you covered! The Pediatric Therapists at Olathe Health put together a list of toys your kids will love that...

But You Don’t Look Like You Are Battling Breast Cancer

We are thrilled to bring you this personal account of Marilyn's breast cancer battle during Breast Cancer Awareness Month. This post is sponsored by HCA Midwest Health and is written by patient Marilyn Scherer. I...
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Five Ways to End Homework Battles

Okay, let’s talk homework. If you are struggling to motivate your kids to do homework, you’re not alone. Homework is a universal problem that all of us experience as parents. Where do we start when we...

5 Healthy Habits to Fight the Cold and Flu Season

Back to school means back to germs! Mom Alison Price, who is also a Family Medicine Nurse Practitioner at Olathe Health Family Medicine – Ridgeview, has some tips to keep the germs away.  1. Get...
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5 Tips To Remember When Shopping for Baby Clothes

When you’re shopping for baby clothes either for your own newborn or as a gift for someone else, it can be tricky to navigate the oversaturated supply that’s available. Between adorable outfits that will...

Comeback Kids – Recovering from a Concussion

Whether Friday night lights fracas, an errant high kick in dance or the mid-air separation of skateboard and skater, more and more young athletes are experiencing concussions or other Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI). According...

Keeping Your House Poison Free

We are all settling into our school routine now and the craziness of the morning rush. As the chaos and hustle occur, safety mistakes are more likely to happen as parents' attention is divided.  As...

Tips for Back-to-School Anxiety

Let’s face it. Back-to-school anxiety is a common malady for all of us, especially our kids.  Whether it’s a sudden tummy ache, a temper flare, surly attitude or even a downright refusal to let...
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So Your Kid Is Getting Braces? What You Need to Know

The goal of the first appointment is to determine if treatment is needed and, if so, the best way to proceed. A thorough clinical examination of your child’s teeth, gums, and supporting bone structure...

Tips for Picking the Right Preschool

“Is my child ready for elementary school?”  If you’re the parent of a young child, or children, chances are you’ve asked yourself this question. We all want to make sure we’re giving our children every...

Why Air Duct Cleaning Is Really Worth It

Does anyone in your family suffer from allergies? Do you notice dust collecting quicker than normal? Have you gotten one too many colds this season? If so, this may be due to dirty air...
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New Preschool to Offer High-Quality Early Learning in KC and Liberty

It’s a fact: children start learning from the moment they are born, and the brain develops faster in the first five years of life than at any other time. That knowledge can create a...
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How to Choose a Orthodontist For Your Child

Look for an Orthodontist with Credentials When it comes to searching for pediatric orthodontic treatment, it is important to choose a professional with the correct education and credentials. Orthodontists are dentists who undergo an additional...

Childbirth is No Laughing Matter: How Laughing Gas Can Ease Labor Pains

Part of planning a family is considering your birthing options. There are several settings women can consider, and I recommend a low intervention hospital setting if this is your preference. As your due date...

Avoiding the Summer Slump – Advice from a Pediatrician Mom

Summer – Yay! At least that's what your kids are thinking. But summer can be stressful for parents, whether it's figuring out childcare during the summer or just finding ways to keep your kids...