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Activities for Kids – Homemade Playdough

What can you mix with your hands and is made in a wide range of colors? Playdough!  Even though play dough can be purchased from a store, it's a fun and easy activity to...
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8 Activities For Kids While Self-Isolating

It’s been a week since most individuals started practicing self-isolation, and to your kids, this may feel like a lifetime. As parents, it can be overwhelming to help the kids stick to a schedule...
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Get Playful – Indoor Summer Activities for Your Kids

Ordinarily we think of outdoor summer activities with the kids. Swimming, hiking and riding bikes are all on the list because of the nice weather. What about those days when you want to beat...
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Focusing on Active Kids – The Motivate Youth Program

Hometown Health shares Renown Health's mission of making a genuine difference in the health and well-being of the people and communities it serves. Hometown Health's Wellness Team knows it is important to encourage everyone...
Kids homemade slime

Easy Homemade Slime to Keep Kids Busy

Here is a recipe for easy homemade slime that is sure to win over any child's playful spirit, and help you keep your little one happily preoccupied. Using some ingredients that you have within the...
Fall Activities

Not a Fall Sports Fan? Ways to Keep Kids Active

The mornings are crisp and it's about time to pull out those scarves and boots, so what does that mean? Football, baby! But not all kids are fans of fall sports. Elaina Lantrip, an...
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Kids, Exercise and Sports: Encourage them Early and Often

Join Renown Health and the Nevada Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics for the next "Walk with a Doc" on Saturday, Feb. 9. Take a brisk and healthy walk around the Sparks Marina...
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Bye-Bye Holidays, Hello Routines: Getting Kids Back into the Groove

The kids are back in school and the holidays are all but a distant memory: Now what? Karen Wagner, APRN, offers specific tips about getting kids back to their routines in the post-holiday-hustle-and-bustle. Are you...
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Motivate Youth: Inspiring Kids to Pursue a Passion for Fitness

Watch what happens when a program called Motivate Youth -- from the creators of Hometown Health's Motivate U -- teaches children about the benefits of fitness, nutrition and a passion for setting and achieving...
hidden sugar

Sweet Enough: Watch for Hidden Sugar in Kids’ Foods

Hidden sugar in children's food and drinks can not only contribute to obesity and other physical conditions, but it can also affect a child's mental health. Read on for more information about the dangers...
Top 5 Things to do in Northern Nevada

Top 5 Kid-Friendly Activities in Northern Nevada

It can be a challenge to come up with kid-friendly activities on the fly. To help, here's some of our favorite family outings and activities.  Here are five of our favorite kid-friendly spots around northern...
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36 Hours for Kids: Supporting Our Youngest Patients

The 36 Hours for Kids Radiothon will broadcast live Feb. 23-24 on Alice 96.5 to benefit children with complex medical conditions who rely on Renown’s Children’s Hospital for care. Think back to when you were a...

10 Creative, Must-Do Winter Activities

Don't let snow and cold temperatures keep you inside. We have creative and fun winter activities for a memorable, active season in the chilly outdoors. There are many reasons to love living in northern Nevada,...
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Kids and Sports: Safety Comes First

Participating in sports is great for promoting healthy self-esteem, and bone and muscle development in kids. Keep your young athletes healthy and injury-free with our expert tips. By Elaine Cudnik, A.P.R.N., Renown Medical Group Pediatrics Keeping...

5 Tips for a Relaxing Vacation With Kids

Go ahead and plan that fun getaway for the entire family. You really can have it all: A vacation with kids that includes downtime for the grownups. “I need a vacation after my vacation." What parent...

Must-Do Winter Activities for the Family

There are many reasons to love living in northern Nevada, but the variety of outdoor activities the state offers is probably the biggest draw. Take time this winter to enjoy being outside with fun...
hidden sugar

Sweet Enough: Watch for Hidden Sugar in Kids Foods

You’re getting your child’s school lunch ready and you think you’re including healthy items like yogurt and granola – but are these foods really all they’re cracked up to be? Some of your kids’...
dehydration

How to Make Sure Your Kids Avoid Dehydration

With temperatures spiking over 100 degrees, it's important for your kids to drink plenty water. A recent study says more than half of kids and teens aren’t — our expert shares her tips to help...
7 Kid-Approved Spring Break Activities

7 Kid-Approved Spring Break Activities

Springtime is here, and with it, Spring Break. We've compiled a list of fun and easy kid activities for each day of the week.  If you’re starting to notice an increase in restless behavior in your...
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Grocery Shopping During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Who would have thought the simple task of grocery shopping could cause anxiety for people? While we work hard to prevent the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus) by social distancing, staying home, and washing our...
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How Important is Dental Health? 6 Dental Tips for Parents and their Children

Did you know that dental health can have a big impact on a child’s overall health? If your child’s dental health needs help, don’t despair. Read on to learn about oral health and an...
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What Is the Role of a Child Life Specialist?

What is the role of the child life specialist? Here are common questions and answers about how these special individuals give both parents and kids peace of mind. Let's face it: A hospital can be...
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Suicide Risk – How to Spot a Friend in Crisis

Suicide prevention extends beyond suicide prevention month in September. Sure little anxieties and challenges happen every day, yet when they spiral into depression it can destroy your quality of life. But how can you...
Back to School – How to Have a Safe Return

Back to School – How to Have a Safe Return

If you’re feeling anxious about Washoe County School District’s decision to return to school during the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, you’re probably not alone. Whether you have kids attending school, or loved ones who work...