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Back-to-School Backpack Safety by Dr. Ryan Coogan

Back to school for many school kids means new clothes, new supplies, and new backpacks. It can also mean new back ACHES.

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Calling Dr. Mom

When my daughter was little, she missed a number of school days with what I thought was the flu. But it wasn’t long before I realized what she actually had was a bad case of “I-don’t-want-to-go-to-school-itis.”

Confessions of an Imperfect Mom

"You can forget about being a perfect mom," my mother said to me over the phone when my husband and I arrived home from an emergency clinic where my two-month-old daughter had received a shot of strong antibiotic for a bacterial infection she'd caught on the plane a few days earlier, and my two-year-old son had been diagnosed with yet another ear infection.