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Take the Quiz: Poison Prevention

On the American Academy of Pediatrics site, they note that many of the approximately 3 million people who swallow or come into contact with a poisonous substance are children under the age of 5. Poison danger can be found in many settings at home and in child care. Nurse Sue has put together a quiz […]

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Take the Quiz: Baby Teeth

It’s really the tooth, the whole tooth: good oral hygiene starts at birth and can help your child’s academic success. A study conducted at the University of North Carolina found “Children with poorer oral health status were more likely to experience dental pain, miss school, and perform poorly in school. These findings suggest that improving […]

Take the Quiz: What Would You Do?

The latest health quiz for child care providers from our health consultant, Nurse Sue, focuses on safety and first aid situations providers may encounter in their day to day work. Take the quiz and let us know in the comments how you did! Loading… Download a copy of the quiz to share at your center

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Take the Quiz: Car Safety in Summer

Each summer we hear the terrible stories in the news about children dying because they were left unattended in a hot vehicle. It is a tragedy that knows no racial, social, or educational boundaries. This month’s health quiz looks at some of the risks and how you can avoid them. Download a copy of this […]

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Take the Quiz: Dental Health

February is Children’s Dental Health Month. Think you know what’s important to help your children build a smile that will last a lifetime? Take Nurse Sue’s monthly health quiz and find out.

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Prenatal Care: The Very First Step

Descargue esta información en Español Even before our children enter the world we can make choices that will help them grow up healthy and successful. There is so much advice out there: “Eat this.” “Don’t eat that!” Pregnant women are bombarded with Dos and Don’ts. It’s hard to keep it all straight. Here are the […]

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Take the Quiz: Toy Safety

The annual Trouble in Toyland report, issued by the U.S. Public Interest Research Group with the support of local health partners such as Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital, serves to warn consumers about dangerous or potentially deadly toys on the market each year. Many parents are aware of this list and avoid purchasing these products, but […]

Take the Quiz: Flu Shots

Flu season is approaching. According to the SC Department of Health and Environmental Control, last week there were 60 new cases of flu reported in the state. Since October 2, there have been 15 influenza-related hospitalizations and one influenza-related death. The predominant strains of the flu virus being reported are Influenza A and Influenza A(H3N2). […]

Take the Quiz: Emergency Preparedness

As we approach the anniversary of the 2015 floods and stay glued to our TVs watching the forward progress of Hurricane Matthew there’s no better time to think about emergency preparedness plans. Our child care nurse consultant Nurse Sue has put together this quick quiz to help you get ready. For more on how to […]


Postpartum Care: What New Moms Need to Know

There’s so much excitement surrounding the birth of a new child, and the amount of information about what to do with that child once they are born is seemingly endless, but what about mom’s postpartum care? Adapted from resources from WebMD, here is Nurse Sue’s list of what moms need to know to care for […]