Tara Kompare, Pharm.D.

Keeping Kids Clear of MSRA

(Oct. 27, 2008) - Tips to prevent and treat MSRA.

Leaves of Three: Avoding Poison Ivy

(Jun. 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

(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

(Mar. 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

(Mar. 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

Five Secrets for Happy and Healthy Hearts

(Jan. 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

(Oct. 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!

The Bumblebee Boogie

(Oct. 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:

Battle of the Bugs

(Sep. 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.

How To Be Safe in the Sun

(May. 30, 2007) - This summer . . . “Stop, Spray, and Play”.

Engage Your Endorphins!

(Apr. 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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