What Your Baby's Skin Is Telling You

By Collin Searle
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Every new baby is unique and beautiful. Don’t be surprised, however, if your baby doesn’t look like the babies you see on television commercials or in magazine advertisements. Your baby may have lumps on his head, puffy or crossed eyes, a flat nose, a small chin, dry skin, or a rash.

Every baby is different in their own way, but what should you see in a normal newborn’s appearance, and what could cause you concern? Let’s take a look at what your baby’s skin might be telling you.

Kindergarten Registration Begins Soon, Are Your Kids Up-To-Date on Vaccinations?

By Tamara Sheffield, MD
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It may seem like fall is a long way off, but most Utah school districts start kindergarten registration in February. For parents, this means collecting birth certificates and other important information, including vaccination records.

In Utah, children are required by law to be protected against certain childhood illnesses through immunization.  This not only protects the child, but helps to create a “wall of immunity” among those that can’t be vaccinated. If there are enough people that are protected against a disease due to vaccination, it means that a disease has a very hard time getting a start in a community. It is kind of like keeping surfaces in your home clean – if there is nowhere for disease to grow and thrive, it will die off when it has no place to go.

Your Heart Wants (Needs) More Sleep!

By Intermountain Healthcare
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Practically everyone wishes they were getting more and better sleep, mostly because it feels so good and life goes more smoothly when you feel rested. Those are compelling reasons to take steps to improve your sleep hygiene (as it’s called) right there – but when you look at the strong connection between a good “sleep life” and a healthy heart, going to bed earlier, starting tonight, should move to the top of your “to-do” list!