Back to School Checklist

Does Your Back-to-School Checklist Include Vaccination? Español (Spanish) From newborns to college, you can help protect your children from 16 serious diseases by getting them vaccinated. Make sure your kids get any needed vaccines before the back-to-school rush! As a parent, making sure your ch...
Tips to Help Prevent Colds and Flu

Tips to Help Prevent Colds and Flu

Prevent Colds and Flu: Yes, you can prevent colds and flu most of the time. Surveys show that Americans suffer a billion colds each year. Yes, you read that right. One BILLION, with a B. When you add in the flu, the number is even higher. But there are things you can do to prevent […]
Backpack Safety!

Backpack Safety!

When you move your child’s backpack after he or she drops it at the door, does it feel like it contains 40 pounds of rocks? Maybe you’ve noticed your child struggling to put it on, bending forward while carrying it, or complaining of tingling or numbness. If you’ve been concerned about the ...
During Eclipse, ‘Your Eye Can Scorch’

During Eclipse, ‘Your Eye Can Scorch’

Aug. 9, 2017 — The hype is true: Look directly at this month’s solar eclipse without good protection, and you can seriously damage your eyes. And not just for a little while.Just ask Russell Van Gelder, MD, former president of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. “I have one patient in his ...
Arizona Hiking Tips: Take a Hike. Do it Right.

Arizona Hiking Tips: Take a Hike. Do it Right.

Arizona Hiking Tips: Take a Hike. Do it Right. When you explore trails, you’re leaving the safety and structure of your home and local Starbucks for an unpredictable and unstructured environment. You can never eliminate the unpredictable aspect of nature, but the risk is part of the reward. To ...