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Keeping Kids Clear of MSRA
by Tara Kompare, Pharm.D. - October 27, 2008

Tips to prevent and treat MSRA.

Leaves of Three: Avoding Poison Ivy
by Tara Kompare, Pharm.D. - June 25, 2008

Camping is a wonderful family affair. Children and parents work together to set up tents, start campfires, and swat away mosquitoes. Despite our careful planning of every article of clothing to bring, what type of sandwiches to make, and which adult beverages we need, we usually forget something.

Into the Mouths of Babes: Eight Easy Tips for Feeding Your Kids
by Tara Kompare, Pharm.D. - May 20, 2008

The latest obsession among moms focuses on how they can trick their children into eating foods that are actually good for them. And, since summer is when most of us start craving juicy, fresh fruits and veggies, now is a great time to experiment with some fun, healthful food tips for you and your family...

BUYER BEWARE: Herbals and Your Kids
by Tara Kompare, Pharm.D. - March 28, 2008

A scrape on the knee is easily fixed with a Band-aid and gentle kiss. Parents look forward to these rare moments when we can help mend our children without too much trouble. And it is when our children become ill that we try our best to make them well.

Kids & Food Allergies: Facts vs. Fiction
by Tara Kompare, Pharm.D. - March 05, 2008

For those unfortunate few with food allergies, certain "surprises" can bring more than bad taste — they can cause a full-blown emergency. Here are the facts on food allergies...

Five Secrets for Happy and Healthy Hearts
by Tara Kompare, Pharm.D. - January 31, 2008

In appreciation of Valentine’s Day, here are five secrets to help keep your kids’ hearts (and yours!) both happy and healthy.

Flu Fighters: Keeping Kids Healthy
by Tara Kompare, Pharm.D. - October 31, 2007

You tend to see them at this time of year – mothers sporting backbacks equipped with disinfectant sprays, highchair liners, and a gallon of hand sanitizer. Paranoid? Just plain silly? Not to those of us who have survived a flu infestation during the holidays!

Battle of the Bugs
by Tara Kompare, Pharm.D. - September 12, 2007

Bacteria, viruses, fungi, and protozoa constitute the world of germs, and they love to take residence in schools. They can be found on food, tables, doorknobs, and on lots of little hands.

The Bumblebee Boogie
by Tara Kompare, Pharm.D. - October 13, 2007

Most of us, when under attack by a bee, start performing what I call the “bumblebee boogie”. To help prevent any awkward outdoor moments for your little ones, who embarrass so easily, just follow these simple “bee-etiquette” dos and don’ts:

How To Be Safe in the Sun
by Tara Kompare, Pharm.D. - May 30, 2007

This summer . . . “Stop, Spray, and Play”.

Engage Your Endorphins!
by Tara Kompare, Pharm.D. - April 25, 2007

Our bodies are equipped with naturally occurring wonder drugs, little wonder molecules that, when properly ignited, are capable of lifting your spirits in ways you never thought imaginable.

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