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Healthy Smiles for Life!

Healthy Smiles for Life! posted on Nov 1

October is National Dental Hygiene Month.  Good dental hygiene is important for people of all ages but is particularly important for children and infants. It is important to begin an oral health and dental hygiene regime as soon as your baby is born. Dental Hygiene   …Continue Reading Healthy Smiles for Life!

Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Domestic Violence Awareness Month posted on Oct 17

Many women experiencing domestic violence suffer in silence.  October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and the opportunity to shine the light on a public health issue impacting millions of people in America.  Women experiencing domestic violence no longer need to suffer in silence; always remember   …Continue Reading Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Toy Safety Tips for the Holiday!

Toy Safety Tips for the Holiday! posted on Dec 7

As you get ready for the hectic holiday season, we are reminded about important decisions that should take place before purchasing toys for children.  Let’s keep children safe by following these toy safety tips: Avoid toys with small balls and parts for children under age   …Continue Reading Toy Safety Tips for the Holiday!

Keep your child safe! Stay up-to-date!

Keep your child safe! Stay up-to-date! posted on Oct 7

Disease prevention is a huge part of public health, and it is always better to prevent a disease than to treat it. Immunizations can protect both the people who receive them and those with whom they come in contact. Over the years, vaccines have prevented   …Continue Reading Keep your child safe! Stay up-to-date!

Best Practices for Car Seat Safety!

Best Practices for Car Seat Safety! posted on Aug 12

As parents, we want to do everything we can in our power to protect our children. Using a car seat (child safety seat) is the best protection you can give your child when traveling by car. Child safety seats can substantially reduce the risk of   …Continue Reading Best Practices for Car Seat Safety!