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Baby Summer Safety

Taking care of a new baby in the heat of summer can be tricky. We are always trying to weigh out the risks and benefits of taking our activities outside and when we do go outside, we wonder if we are taking all the necessary precautions to keep baby protected. Whether you plan on staying in or venturing out, here are a few things to consider to help keep your babe safe and comfortable. 

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Women and ADD: What You Need to Know About Attention Deficit Disorder

According to Sari Solden, in her book Women with Attention Deficit Disorder, “Almost all women find that life today is complex, upsetting, or frustrating, but they are still able to meet most of [life’s] demands reasonably well... For women with untreated Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), however, the demands of daily life can be crippling. It cripples their self-esteem, their families, their lives, their work, and their relationships.” ADD, also known as Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (AD/HD), affects between 3 and 5 per cent
of the population. However, adult ADD, especially as it appears in women, often goes unrecognized. 

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6 Simple Tips to Help Your Kid be the Happiest One at the Dentist’s Office

You may imagine your little one smiling at you in the distant future with their full set of pearly white adult teeth, and taking care of their teeth can seem of utmost importance - and it is. Taking your child to regular dental appointments can help protect their teeth and overall oral health. However, a simple dental visit can easily create anxiety for both parent and child. Be proactive to ensure that your child is the happiest one at the dentist’s office, and you will probably be the happiest parent there.

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My Tween Wants to Wear Contact Lenses, Now What?

As an optometrist, I am often presented with children and/or their parents expressing an interest in contact lenses. Although this may be a terrifying thought at first for parents, I think contact lenses can be a great addition to glasses, especially if your tween or teen is active in sports, extracurricular activities, or has a higher prescription.

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