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Q&A: What to do if a child gets stung, bitten or impaled by thorns

        Yes, the Sonoran Desert is full of critters — many of whom are more active during the summer months. It’s also filled with sharp...

2021 Summer Survival Guide

The heat is here, and with it long days of staying indoors. If there’s a silver lining to the pandemic, it’s that we now...

15 Father’s Day ideas

Treats, car shows, crafts, activities and concerts! Here are some ideas to show dad how special he is to you. Give him something sweet: Alien Donuts...

Help prevent wildfires with safe campfire alternatives

Summer in Arizona means a few things. It means the perpetual presence of air conditioning and heat so extreme one can get burned on...

Sari on Science: The bugs in your own backyard

You may have heard the headlines: Cicadas are coming out to greet many states in the Midwest and on the East Coast. Billions of...

Arizona Sunrays boasts two Olympic hopeful gymnasts

Fingers crossed, Arizonans could be cheering on two local gymnasts at this summer’s Olympic Games in Tokyo. Jade Carey and Riley McCusker, who are...

Children’s Museum of Phoenix exhibit celebrates author and artist Eric Carle

The Children’s Museum of Phoenix recently unveiled its first traveling exhibit, which pays tribute to children's author and illustrator Eric Carle, who passed away...

D-Backs host free family vaccination event at Chase Field

The Arizona Diamondbacks — in partnership with the Arizona Department of Health Services and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona — will host a...

Arizona Science Center opens POP! The Science of Bubbles

Beginning June 1, Arizona Science Center will be open seven days a week, offering an inspiring and captivating array of new exhibits and summer...

Sea Life Arizona breeds mosquito-eating fish

Sea Life Arizona aquarium at Arizona Mills in Tempe is helping eliminate mosquitos. In partnership with Arizona Game and Fish, the aquarium is breeding endangered...

Reduce your family’s drowning risk

Drownings are lightning fast and silent. Make simple changes now to help reduce any family’s risk of drowning.

Post-pandemic mental health: Will the kids be all right?

Parents and educators continue to worry about the mental health fallout from teens being physically isolated from friends, teachers and extended family members during...

Raising Outdoor Kids: Plan a Hawaiian Islands family adventure

Just before the pandemic began, we were fortunate enough to introduce our kids to Hawaii on a surprise vacation to the island of Kauai....

Maricopa County Reads summer reading program runs June 1-Aug. 1

Maricopa County Reads is the free summer reading program intended to help stop "summer slide" — the term used to explain learning losses experienced...

Using Common Sense: Re-establish screen-time boundaries this summer

Re-establishing tech and screen-time boundaries in the wake of the pandemic’s virtual free-for-all may seem like a tall task, but with a combination of...

Statistics don’t matter if it’s your kid who drowns

Guest post by Jeff Weiss, MD As a pediatric hospitalist at Phoenix Children’s Hospital, I have cared for many children who were non-fatal drowning victims....

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