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Focus on Vision & Oral Health
July 2016 | Issue No. 128
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Most parents want to know what exactly hand, foot, and mouth disease is, how to help their child cope with the discomfort it causes, and most of all when their child can go back to child care, camp, or school.
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Ask the Pediatrician:
By: Kristie E. N. Clarke, MD, MSCR, FAAP
New Study Findings: 
716_nailbiting_allergies_girl_preschool_hc.jpgA new study published in Pediatrics found that children between ages 5 and 11 who sucked their thumbs or bit their nails were at a lower risk of developing allergies at a later age. However, the study does not encourage children to take up these habits. Learn more here.
Back-to-School Tip: 
716_eye_chart_glasses.jpgAs you start planning for the new school year, don’t forget to include an eye exam on your list (especially if your child has any of these warning signs). 
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