Why playtime is the most important part of your child’s day

Next time you take your child to the doctor, you may get an unusual prescription: playtime. Playing is more than a way for children to have fun and pass the time. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, playtime is the most powerful way for a child to learn and develop — physically, emotionally, socially … Continue reading Why playtime is the most important part of your child’s day

Kangaroo care: The importance of skin-to-skin contact after birth

Nine months of anticipation and growing love for this little person developing inside of you all come down to this one priceless moment — the delivery of your baby! You hear that first precious cry and you want nothing more than to embrace this sweet child. Is this just your newly found maternal instinct?  Yes, … Continue reading Kangaroo care: The importance of skin-to-skin contact after birth

For teen with hidden heart condition, annual physical a lifesaver

For 14-year-old Cain Porter, few things in life were more important than being active. From football and soccer to karate, track and cross country, he did it all — until an abnormal heartbeat during his annual physical before Boy Scout camp raised a red flag. During further stress tests, his heart began beating 50 percent … Continue reading For teen with hidden heart condition, annual physical a lifesaver