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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Art therapy engages the mind and body in ways that are different from language alone. Visual and symbolic expression gives voice to experience and empowers individual, communal and societal transformation. Read More
Studies have shown that having pets leads to a number of mental health benefits, such as decreased anxiety and depression, improved self-esteem and creating a sense of purpose. If you are considering getting a pet, here are four benefits that can come from having a four-legged friend. Read More
While pediatric audiologists and speech language pathologists each serve different roles, they often work together to track a child’s progress and make adjustments to hearing devices or therapy to best serve a child and their family. Read More
When you see the words “nephrotic syndrome,” you might think the words describe a specific disease that impacts a particular part of the body. Because we know “nephro” means kidney, we know this is a disease in the kidneys. But this isn’t quite true. Read More
Adolescence is a time of many new things – including puberty changes and the onset of menstruation. A first period can be an exciting experience, but one that may cause some anxiety for young women and their caregivers. Read More