Explaining the News to Kids

Children may learn of troubling current events through social media, friends, or adults’ conversations – and pick up on their caregivers’ emotions and reactions to these events. We hope that the following resources offer guidance when working through these difficult situations with your family. General principles include: limiting media consumption; having age-appropriate and honest dialogue […]

Flu Shots Are Here!

A young girl receives a flu shot

According to the CDC, getting a flu vaccine is more important than ever during 2020-2021 to protect yourself and the people around you from flu. Flu vaccination is especially important for people who are at high risk for complications from the flu, many of whom are also at high risk for complications from COVID-19. Children […]

Healthy Bones


There are three essential requirements to developing strong healthy bones: adequate calcium, adequate vitamin D, and regular exercise. Failure to meet any of these requirements will compromise bone strength. Since it is estimated that 80-90% of our bone mineral density is deposited in the first 18 years of life, it is essential that all children […]


infant with measles

Per the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), from January 1 to December 31, 2019, 1282 individual cases of measles were confirmed in 31 states, including New Hampshire, Maine, and Massachusetts. This is the greatest number of cases reported in the U.S. since 1992 and since measles was declared eliminated in 2000. What are the symptoms? […]

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