Unfortunately, children with ADHD are at an increased risk of experiencing depression and suicidal thoughts or behaviors throughout their lifetime, which suggests emotional and social factors should be a focus of care for these children.
Acute flaccid myelitis, or AFM, is a serious condition that affects the nervous system, causing weakness and paralysis in muscles. Thankfully, new treatments are being studied as doctors and scientists are learning more about AFM.
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Heading off to college can be exciting and stressful for both parents and kids. What most parents don’t know is that back-to-school is the beginning of what is called the “Red Zone,” which is a six-week timeframe where students, particularly first-year students, are more likely to experience sexual assault on campus. Read More
Because of the nature of practices, cheerleaders tend to see injuries similar to what dancers get. In this way, cheer athletes really should take care of, and prepare, their bodies for practice as a dancer would. Read More
Should kids with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) play sports? Of course! While some features of ADHD my pose challenges, generally speaking, kids with ADHD are able to play sports. Read More
When the temperature rises outside, it is important to be aware of the dangers it can bring. Exertional heat illness is one of the top three causes of death in sports and prevention is one of the greatest tools to keep from having a serious injury associated with the heat. Read More
Medical marijuana is marijuana used to treat a medical condition as recommended by a physician. Marijuana is the common name for the plant cannabis sativa, and its two primary components are cannibidiol (CBD) and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). Read More