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Sesame Street introduces new character with autism

Sesame Street, famous for inclusion, acceptance and “sunny days,” is introducing a new character in an effort to promote greater understanding of autism. Julia, a green-eyed girl with pumpkin-orange hair, will make her Sesame Street debut in April during National Autism Awareness Month. Julia is a key part of Sesame Street’s initiative to raise understanding  

Remember the basics to prevent accidental poisonings

Poisoning is the No. 1 cause of injury-related death in the United States and National Poison Prevention Week (March 19-25) is dedicated to raising awareness in an effort to curb the problem. “It’s not just little ones that are in danger it’s adults as well,” notes Dr. John LaCount, a pediatrician with St. Elizabeth Physicians’  

What causes a flat spot on baby’s head?

The recommendation to put your baby to sleep in their crib on their back has dramatically reduced the  

How to stay healthy and active this season

St. Elizabeth Healthcare looks at spring high school sports and what athletes, coaches and parents should know to  

First foods for baby: What and when

Among the many milestones parents record in their baby’s life, introducing a baby to the world of food is often a favorite activity, but it is often clouded with conflicting advice from everyone from grandma to your neighbor to the stranger in the grocery store. When should you introduce your baby to foods? What foods  

What is a missed miscarriage?

Miscarriage can be a devastating loss that is typically accompanied by signs such as bleeding or cramping. However,  

Keeping kids active in the winter

Cold-weather advertisements replete with rosy-cheeked children frolicking in the snow make it look easy, but keeping kids active  

Thinking about natural childbirth? Tips from the experts

Melissa Wills had an epidural during her first pregnancy. But, she opted to deliver her second and third  

7 tips for helping reluctant readers

Dyslexia is a language-based learning disability that manifests itself as difficulty learning to read, write, spell or sometimes speak. Fortunately, once dyslexia is diagnosed, there is a lot therapists and parents can do to help. While a dyslexia-trained tutor can help your child master rules and tricks that will help make reading easier for him,