Water Beads – Can be Harmful

Water-absorbing gel beads sold as children’s toys and used in vases and gardens are a growing problem among young children. The non-toxic water beads are called jelly beads, water orbs, hydro orbs, polymer beads and gel beads. When the tiny hard plastic balls are placed in water, they can grow up to 200 times their […]

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What Parents Should Know About Juuls

If you are the parent of a middle or high school student, you may already know that the popular new e-cigarette JUUL is reigniting concerns about nicotine addiction in youth. JUUL has been making headlines and prompting crackdowns from the Food and Drug Administration for its popularity among teens.  Read more

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Number of Flu-Related Pediatric Deaths Rise

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) held a news briefing Friday on the worsening influenza outbreak. The CDC said this is the first time in 13 years every state in the continental U.S. is being hit with widespread flu. The CDC said they aren’t sure how severe this flu season will end up being, but […]

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