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Choosing Backpacks: Take a Weight Off Their Shoulders

Choosing Backpacks: Take a Weight Off Their Shoulders

Days are getting shorter, nights are getting cooler, and store shelves are stacked with back-to-school supplies. If you and your child will be shopping for a backpack, you’ll have plenty of choices in colors, sizes and styles. Here are some tips to help you find the backpack that’s best for your child.

What’s for Lunch? Pro Tips to Keep Your Kids Well Fed

What’s for Lunch? Pro Tips to Keep Your Kids Well Fed

Busy family schedules can challenge efforts to keep your kids well fed during the school year. Registered Dietitian April Ho shares some research-proven techniques for making sure they’re eating all their fruits and veggies with far less hassle.

Q & A: Back-to-School Physicals

Q & A: Back-to-School Physicals

Kids are returning to school and it’s a good time for parents to check in with the pediatrician to see if their children are due for an annual physical. UR Medicine Primary Care pediatrician Dr. Anne Ryan answers some common questions about physicals.

Heads Up: Don’t Stay in the Game after Concussion

Heads Up: Don’t Stay in the Game after Concussion

Fortunately, serious sports injuries are rare, but concussions remain a concern among players, coaches, trainers, and families. UR Medicine expert Dr. Jeff Bazarian shares important information on concussions that has emerged from recent research.

Shifting to a School-Time Sleep Schedule

Shifting to a School-Time Sleep Schedule

It’s time for kids to snap out of their summer sleep schedule so they’ll be well rested and ready to succeed in the classroom. UR Medicine pediatric sleep expert Dr. Heidi Connolly offers advice for helping kids acclimate to a school-time sleep cycle.

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