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Guide to your baby’s visual development

A child’s vision develops rapidly during the first two years of life, especially in the first six months. It is exciting to watch a baby’s visual world expand!
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Helping families eat well: Tips from award-winning Farm to Belly program

“Be Choosy, Be Healthy, Ms. Kerry!” said Zadiel as I was headed out the door of the Head Start Center. Zadiel is 4 years old and looks forward to seeing “Choosy” on Farm To Belly market and recipe bag days. He told me how much he loves to help his mom cook the vegetables that...
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Farm To Belly program changing pediatric eating patterns in Greenville County – one preschooler at a time

GREENVILLE, S.C. — An innovative program to curb childhood obesity is changing eating patterns in Greenville County one preschooler at a time, with hopes of expanding the program throughout the state. The program, called Farm To Belly, on Tuesday was awarded the 2018 Dick and Tunky Riley WhatWorksSC Award. The program, a collaboration of Children’s...
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Keep mosquitoes at bay with these tips

Summer may be over, but mosquito populations are still high in the Upstate. I urge you to take commonsense precautions to help keep you and your family members safe from these biting flies. Everyone, including children and pregnant women, should ALWAYS wear insect repellent.
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Digital media and ADHD

Does your teen seem tethered to her phone? Is he up until all hours playing video games? If so, you’re not alone. Research shows that most teens have access to digital media—video games, texting, Facebook, Snapchat, Instagram, the list goes go on and on.
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Think twice before using a walker for your baby

Watching your child take his or her first steps can be one of the most exciting times for a family. As babies learn how to walk, many families purchase walkers or toys to assist them in standing up and learning balance.
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Insect bites and poisonous plants: A guide for parents

For kids, outdoor fun often includes not-so-fun things like cuts, ticks, poison ivy and infected bug bites. Luckily, you can easily prevent or treat these conditions if you are prepared.
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Healthy snack ideas for kids (and adults!)

When the kids roll in from school, often the first words out of their mouths are, “I’m hungry!” So what’s a parent to do when it comes to balancing hearty young appetites with the pursuit of good health? Here are some tips:
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Children’s Hospital Radiothon raises more than $240,000 in eleventh year

GREENVILLE, S.C. – The eleventh annual Children’s Hospital Radiothon, presented by Entercom Upstate, has raised $240,266 for Children’s Hospital of Greenville Health System (GHS), helping sustain the many programs and services that support children and families during a hospital stay. The majority of fundraising occurred during a live two-day radio broadcast on seven Entercom Upstate...
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What you should know about measles

The SC Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) has confirmed a measles case in South Carolina for the first time in years, making it one of 22 states with a confirmed case of this highly contagious, viral, respiratory illness in 2018.
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