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Fireworks, Flags and Fanfare – keep the sparkle in your celebrations

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It’s time to hoist the flag and celebrate our independence from the British Empire and the birth of a nation. And what would Independence Day be without fireworks?  But before you break out the sparklers and the Roman Candles here are some important considerations to make sure you keep it safe for everyone in your family. They’re spectacular, but fireworks are…

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Advice to New Fathers

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The best gifts often have little to do with money, and a lot more to do with thought and time. This Father’s Day, as a gift to all the expectant fathers and new dads joining the rank of parent-dom, we asked some of our favorite dads to share tips as well as what they wished they’d known before they had…

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Why We Oppose the Senate Health Care Bill

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We stand with the American Academy of Pediatrics and their 66,000 primary care pediatricians, pediatric medical sub-specialists and pediatric surgical specialists in opposition to the Senate Health Care Bill.  Join us, act now to #SaveAZHealthCare  American Academy of Pediatrics Statement Opposing Senate Health Care Bill “The bill fails children by dismantling the Medicaid program, capping its funding, ending its expansion…

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Preventing Heatstroke in Children

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Temperatures are soaring here in the Old Pueblo and while our little Tucsonans can be tough tykes, they’re still susceptible to extreme heat and succumbing to heatstroke, more so than most adults. Why are kids more susceptible to heat? Children’s smaller mass to surface area ratio children can lose fluid more quickly than adults and become dehydrated. Children also have a…

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Support your child’s speech therapy at home – Tips from a speech therapist

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As a parent or guardian you are a critical part of the speech therapy team, along with your child, the speech language pathologist, your child’s pediatrician and teachers. And if your child is in speech therapy you’ve probably been assigned daily tasks to do at home to reinforce the speech therapy sessions. These home tasks are a critical part of…

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When Your Preschool Child Stutters – Tips and Thoughts from Mary Lou Fragomeni

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My preschool child has started stuttering a lot. Should he have a speech evaluation? Sometimes he can’t get the words out at all! We asked Mary Lou Fragomeni, speech language pathologist in our Pediatric Therapies department, her thoughts and suggestions for parents with preschool children who stutter. When is it time to see a speech therapist? Mary Lou: It is really quite…

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Kids in the Kitchen – age-appropriate kitchen skills

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Cooking with your child can be a very fun, enlightening, and a valuable bonding experience for you and your impressionable child. If your child feels involved in the cooking process and has a positive experience you have an opportunity to teach them control and proper food safety in the kitchen. An added bonus of cooking with your child is that it may…

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“Green eggs and ham, anyone?” – Are those eggs ok to eat?

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Mary Atkinson, TMC’s Director of Wellness and a registered dietitian shares some food safety tips on eggs. Whether you celebrate Easter, Passover, or some other Spring holiday, eggs are the hot ticket right now. And unless your name is Sam, you probably don’t want to be eating many green eggs! I remember when I was little, we would hunt for…

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