This year, alone, more than 380 confirmed cases have been identified (with seven deaths) of vaping-related pulmonary illness. This illness can be devastating, putting hundreds of previously healthy people in intensive care, on oxygen and using mechanical ventilators.
More than 213,000 kids younger than 18 years are treated in US hospital emergency departments for playground-related injuries every year. Here are a few tips to help make the playground adventure safer.
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Despite increasing consciousness about the dangers of sugary drinks, milk and milk-alternative beverages remain an area of confusion. All types of milk can cause cavities if they are inappropriately consumed. Read More
You may remember your parents telling you to figure out what you want to do with your life. Well time flies, and you might find yourself ready to have these same conversations with your child. So how do you encourage them to think about their plans for the future? Read More
Bipolar disorder, also known as manic depression, is a mental illness marked by episodes of mania and depression. It causes extreme mood swings which are accompanied by changes in the child’s energy level, sleep, thinking and behavior. Read More
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. Read More
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. Read More