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These Numbers Show Just How Safe Vaccines Are

Study after study has shown that vaccines for children are safe, effective and that side effects are rare.

“Here’s a look at some of the data behind vaccine safety and effectiveness:

Over the past two decades, childhood vaccines have saved the lives of 732,000 U.S. children and prevented more than 300 million kids from getting . . . → Read More: These Numbers Show Just How Safe Vaccines Are

Be smart in the sun and still have fun

Mayo Clinic created a fun, informative video for children and teens about how to stay safe in the summer sun.

“To get the message out to kids of all ages about the importance of skin cancer prevention, Mayo Clinic created a cartoon-style public service announcement (PSA), “Have Fun in the Sun, But Be Sun Smart.” In . . . → Read More: Be smart in the sun and still have fun

Skin And Sun: Important Tips On Protecting Kids Against The Summer Sun

It’s the middle of summer, the days are hot and it’s important for parents to remember to protect their kid’s skin against the sun. Sunscreen is only the first tool in their arsenal.

“While sunscreen is really important, it’s only one tool we should be using to avoid overexposure. For a good part of the . . . → Read More: Skin And Sun: Important Tips On Protecting Kids Against The Summer Sun

Summer Reading Adventure is halfway over!

Our Summer Reading Adventure is already halfway over! How are you doing on your reading list?

Young Girls Are Less Apt To Think That Women Are Really, Really Smart

Recent research finds that young girls “in the first few years of elementary school are less likely than boys to say that their own gender is ‘really, really smart,’ and less likely to opt into a game described as being for super-smart kids.”

“The researchers conducted a series of experiments that included 400 children. In . . . → Read More: Young Girls Are Less Apt To Think That Women Are Really, Really Smart

The Mediterranean Diet Could Help Kids With ADHD

New research finds that eating less sugar and processed foods and more fruits and vegetables helps kids with ADHD.

“The Mediterranean diet is often celebrated for its health effects on the brain, especially later in life. Doctors recommend it for preventing Alzheimer’s and protecting the brain from aging. Now, research suggests the diet could also . . . → Read More: The Mediterranean Diet Could Help Kids With ADHD