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Candy Detox

Did the kiddos eat a little too much candy last night after trick-or-treating? Hopefully, they didn’t make themselves sick! Help their body detox from all of that sugar by increasing their water intake today. Try to avoid letting them drink sugary drinks and sodas. Pure and simple water will do the trick! Here’s How Much They Should Be Drinking! Toddlers: 2 to 4 cups 4-8 years: 5 cups 9 -...

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Street Crossing Safety!

With the invention of cell phones, people have gotten more and more distracted and less focused on the world around them. Sadly, this even includes crossing the street! Sometimes, we forget the “look both ways” rule while we’re scrolling through Facebook or other social media favorites. This is especially dangerous for children when they’re out trick-or-treating at night on Halloween. Give them...

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Halloween Snacks Part 3

Want a fun treat to give to your boos and ghouls this Halloween season? Give this snack a try! Mummy Dogs 1 sheet of pastry dough (we recommend Pillsbury Crescent Dough Sheets) 10 hot dogs Cooking spray Mustard or ketchup Preheat your oven according to the packaging of the dough you have purchased! Unroll the dough and cut into 4 rectangles. Cut each rectangle lengthwise into 10 strips...

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Halloween Snacks Part 2

It’s still a bit warm down here in the South even when we’re well into October. If your child gets an ice cream craving near Halloween, try giving them this healthy (and spooky) alternative instead! Boo-nana Pops 1 medium banana 1 cup good quality white chocolate* 8 mini chocolate chips for eyes 4 popsicle sticks Cut the banana in half lengthwise, then cut those halves in half so that ...

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Halloween Snacks Part 1

We know it’s hard to get the kiddos to eat healthy food on any day, but it’s often so much harder on Halloween! They just want to gobble down candy and sugar until they’re bouncing off the walls. Try out some of these fun (and healthy) Halloween-themed snacks that will help the kids from filling up on candy! Monster Teeth Sliced granny smith apples, cut into 8 sections 1 cup of organic pea...

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Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Just about all of us know someone who has suffered, or passed, from breast cancer. HealthCARE Express is here to help you understand what breast cancer is, and to hopefully dispel different misconceptions about it.   What is breast cancer? To understand breast cancer, we must first understand what cancer is. Cancer occurs when the cells that build tis...

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Wellness Visits for the Family

Early detection and prevention are the best way to overcome illness! You can schedule wellness visits for the whole family with your primary care provider, or you can all drop by HealthCARE Express— no appointment necessary!  Wellness visits are extremely important to make sure you are as healthy as you can be! People under 40 should get a wellness checkup at least every five years, and anyone...

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Make a List!

Have you ever gone to the doctor and frozen up when the nurse asks what medications you’ve been taking? They all have such complicated names, it’s hard to keep up with them all! Avoid the stress of having to remember all the names with this simple hack! Write down the names of every medication you take and keep the list in your wallet or purse. If you don’t carry either of those, make a note i...

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Don't Be Afraid of Shots!

Many children (and some adults) have trypanophobia— the fear of needles. While understandable, it is certainly a problematic fear. It makes doctor’s visits stressful for everyone involved. It also makes it hard for the person with the fear to seek medical care.  To keep these fears from developing or worsening in your child, avoid joking about or threatening your child with a shot when they’re...

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Practice Doctor's Visits

Going to the doctor is a scary experience for many children, but you can make it less frightening by playing doctor at home! Familiarize your child with the steps and tools used in a pediatric appointment. You can either pretend to be the doctor, or you can let your child try and let them practice on you or one of their toys. Go through all the steps you can at home. Use a toy stethoscope to p...

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