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10.17.2017
Safety Tips for a Ghoulishly-Great Halloween

Candy, costumes, and cheer—Halloween is always a fun time for children. But, for parents, it can become a real nightmare if your child gets hurt or sick on the trick-or-treating trail. Whether you’re trick-or-treating with your child or ...

09.21.2017
When Kids Should Take a Sick Day

It isn’t long after students begin their first day of school that cold and flu season begins. The average American child has six to eight colds a year, and this causes more missed school days than any other illness. Thousands of children ...

09.05.2017
Lunchbox 101: School Lunches that Pack a Punch (of Nutrition)

As your family launches into a new school year, there’s a new task to consider: packing lunch. The ingredients in your child’s lunchbox can help determine their success in the classroom. Starting the school day with a healthy breakfast ...

08.29.2017
5 Tips to Reset Your Child's Sleep Schedule

For many families, summer brings more flexible schedules that are often woven around picnics, ball games, vacations, and other fun activities. Traveling, staying up late, and getting out of the “school routine” means bedtimes and wake-up ...

08.29.2017
6 Tips for a Healthy, Happy School Year

The days are getting shorter, there’s a slight chill in the air, and soon the school buses will be out in full force as the kids make their way back to the classroom. Whether your child is starting their first year of school or they’re ...

08.18.2017
Viewing Safety for the Total Solar Eclipse

On August 21, over 300 million people in the United States may be able to watch a total solar eclipse. If you’re interested in checking out this solar event, we want to make sure you do so safely. Staring directly at the Sun without eye ...

08.17.2017
Protect Your Vision At Any Age

Did you know that August is Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month? The school year is right around the corner, which means that back-to-school prep is in full swing—is eye health and safety on your checklist? Each year as children grow, ...

08.03.2017
Never Leave Your Child Unattended in a Hot Vehicle

Since 1998, 726 children have died of heatstroke after being left in vehicles in the US alone. There have been 29 deaths so far in 2017. All of these deaths could have been avoided. While some parents may leave their child in a locked car ...

05.15.2017
Camp YesUCan

Camp YesUCan is a day camp for children, 7-11 years of age, who have chronic asthma. Campers learn about their asthma while participating in recreational activities. Topics include: Understanding how asthma affects them Learning how to manage asthma ...

05.05.2017
Help Cut Down Germs on Hand Hygiene Day

Help Cut Down Germs on Hand Hygiene Day These days, it seems like there are endless factors you have to take into account when considering your overall health. There’s one tried and true tactic that has always been effective, however, and ...

12.27.2016
Local Family Celebrates the Holiday Season with a Tradition of Giving

Children who visited the FMH Pediatric and Pediatric Emergency Department this holiday season received an extra special treat thanks to a recent donation from a local family. Brandi Balducci, a longtime employee of Frederick Memorial Hospital, is the ...