The holidays are full of joy and excitement, especially for children. But each year, more than 300,000 children may end up in the emergency department (ED) for injuries caused by holiday decorations, toys, or burns from a fire. This winter, follow these tips from the American Academy of Pediatrics to help keep your kids out of the ED.

8 tips for a healthy winter

Winter can be the season for indulging in cookies and hibernating on the couch. Or it can be the season for savoring a bowl of vegetable soup and taking a walk in your coziest jacket. The choice is yours. If you like the sound of the second option, here are some tips to help you…

flu shot

To avoid being sidelined by a flu bug this year, there’s one simple step you can take: Get a flu shot. Getting vaccinated for the flu every year is the single best way to keep the virus away, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). And the time to get your shot is now—before…