Kare 11 Features

Back to School ‘Sleep Boot Camp’

Preparing your child for the first week back to school takes more preparation than filling a back pack with pencils and paper. It means getting their sleep schedule adjusted to getting up earlier. For most children the time to start the transition to the new schedule is one to two weeks before school starts. Begin…

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Prepping for Back to School

Put together an emergency kit for your teen’s locker. Include band-aids, mints, deodorant, chapstick, lint roller, hand sanitizer and Kleenex. Organize clothes for the week in your closet to help keep your morning on schedule. Post a daily routine to help younger children stay on schedule and know what to expect in their day. Clear…

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Immunization Schedules

Source: American Academy of Pediatrics | Updated 2/2017 The following 2017 schedules indicate the recommended ages for routine administration of currently li​censed vaccines for children a​​nd adolescents. Any dose not administered at the recommended age should be administered at a subsequent visit, when indicated and feasible.​ To download: Recommended Immunization Schedules for Children and Adolescents Aged 18 Years…

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Workplace Wellness

Learn more about the latest initiatives from Feeling Good MN focused on “Workplace Wellness” in this month’s Kare 11 segment.

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Workplace Well-being

Feeling Good MN is proud to partner with the Greater St. Cloud Development Corporation as well as local public health agencies to focus on workplace well-being. To learn more about the initiatives and goals of these efforts in Central Minnesota…

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A Practical Overview to Worksite Wellness

There are many things you can do to make your workplace healthier. To help get you started, Feeling Good MN offers this practical overview, including strategies and examples that can make a big difference. By focusing on the role that policies, systems and environments play in our health, we can begin to make changes that…

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Outdoor Play

Learn more about the latest initiatives from Feeling Good MN focused on “Outdoor Play” in this month’s Kare 11 segment.

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BLEND Fit Kid Series

BLEND Fit Kid Series: Sign up today! If you’re looking for ways to keep your kids active and social this summer and fall, look no further! The BLEND Fit Kid Series offers a variety of local family fitness events throughout Central Minnesota. Learn more and sign up today! BLEND Fit Kits Series information can be…

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Don’t let your kids be couch potatoes

Janet Handrigan, MD CentraCare Health Medical Director of Wellness When I was a child, we played outside until our moms made us come in. We played kick the can, tag, softball and sometimes just ran for the fun of it. Now we are afraid to let our kids outside without direct supervision so they sit…

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Why is playing serious business?

Sue Peck, Pediatric Physical Therapist CentraCare Health – Long Prairie When you watch kids on a playground, it appears that they are just running around having fun. Actually, play is vital to the development of children’s social, emotional, cognitive and physical development. Playgrounds are built for varied ages and abilities. Some playgrounds simply have swings…

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