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Tips for a happy, healthy holiday season

‘Tis the season for family gatherings, friends, food and fun. It’s also a time when healthy habits can fall by the wayside. Here’s some simple tips from Stanford Children’s Health on how to help kids stay healthy during the holiday season and cold winter months.

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Which flu vaccine should children get this year?

Influenza (flu) season runs from October through May – and, as with any other type of illness, prevention is the best protection. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommended that all children over the age of 6 months get vaccinated.

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Sleeping isn’t just for babies

Is your teen getting enough sleep? Joelle McConologue, MD, a Stanford pediatrician at Bayside Medical Group in Pleasanton offers advice on helping teens get the zzz’s they need.

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A nurse that goes above and beyond

Many of our nurses at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford volunteer at Camp Heart & Hands — a non-profit that serves children with cancer and their families.

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Healthy New Year’s Resolutions for Kids

Ring in 2017 with healthy New Years Resolutions that the whole family can do together. Tips about healthy eating habits and how to keep them all year long from our Pediatric Weight Control program which is now enrolling patients for January.

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Sweet Strategies for a Healthy Halloween

We spoke to Cindy Zedeck, MA, program director at Stanford Children’s Health Pediatric Weight Control Program about how to manage sugar-overload while still having a fun and festive holiday.

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Healthy, Happy Halloween!

October is here and with it comes the excitement of costumes and candy. Halloween is a fun-filled time for kids and parents alike but can also present some dangers to your superhero, princess or ghost.