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Family Exercise Tips for Feeling Great Together

Learn expert tips for inspiring your family to get outside, stay active and lead a healthier lifestyle.

Respiratory Illness in Kids: How to Tell the Difference Between COVID-19, RSV, Flu and More

It can be hard to tell the difference between common respiratory illnesses in children. Our experts share advice on how to compare symptoms, prevention tips and when to seek care if your kid is sick.

Staying Healthy During Holidays: Physically, Mentally and Emotionally

With the hullabaloo of the winter holidays, it’s easy to lose sight of what really matters. Learn tips for refocusing on your mental, physical and emotional health to ensure you and your family come out of the season feeling replenished, happy and healthy.

Co-Sleeping, Bed-Sharing and Room-Sharing. What’s the Safest?

Is co-sleeping safe? What about bed-sharing or room-sharing? Learn about safe sleep for babies and find answers to common questions from our pediatric sleep experts.

Anterior and Posterior Fontanelle Closures

Learn about anterior and posterior fontanelle closures, bulging and sunken fontanelles, and special considerations for premature babies from our experts.

Winter Health and Safety Tips for Kids

Between seasonal viruses and cold weather activities such as skiing and sledding, there are many health and safety risks caregivers should prepare for during the winter months.

Tips for Talking to Kids About Wildfires

When wildfires are close to home or are in the news, it can cause considerable anxiety in kids. We provide tips for talking to children about wildfires and other natural disasters.

Types of Coughs in Kids

Coughs help clear your airways and fight infection, but sometimes they can be a sign of something more serious. Learn about the types of cough, home remedies to ease symptoms and when to see a doctor.

Wildfire Smoke and Kids: Health Effects

Smoky air and ozone are especially dangerous for kids. Get tips for staying safe and staying active, even on bad air quality days.

Kids, Teens and Vaping: Should Parents Be Worried?

Is vaping harmful for kids? Is it addictive? Our pediatric breathing experts share the what we know about teen vaping with tips for parents who are concerned about the trend and vaping’s effects on kids. Learn the latest.

Social Media Safety: Kids and Teens Weigh In

These social media safety tips for parents include real insights from teens, plus suggestions from experts at Children's Colorado.

Recognizing Childhood Illness and When to Seek Care for Babies

It’s important to know when your baby has a cold and when it may be more serious. Learn how to recognize illness in babies and when to seek care.

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