Raising Healthy Kids
Autism and Co-Existing Conditions

More Than Autism: Coping with Co-Existing Conditions

Did you know that nearly three-quarters of children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) also have another medical or psychiatric condition? These co-existing conditions — what doctors call co-morbid conditions — can take a tremendous toll on the lives of children with ASD and their families. Autism, or autism spectrum …

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Preventing SIDS
Infant Safe Sleep and SIDS

The Essential Guide to Safe Sleep for Your Baby

Most parents of newborns have experienced this basic, primal fear: You lay your baby down to sleep, yet you can’t help but continually check on him to make sure he’s still breathing. This worry is a normal one, and one that fades with time. That said, setting up a safe …

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Adolescent Health
Is Your Teen Sleep Deprived?

Is Your Teen Sleep Deprived?

Many teens tend to stay up late. They’re on social media, watching television or YouTube, studying, or just tossing and turning for hours unable to fall asleep. Sleep can also be disrupted during stressful times during adolescence like exams or relationship problems. More than two-thirds of high school students in …

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Staying In Tune With Your Teen
anxiety in teens

Anxiety in Teens: What Parents Need to Know

Anxiety is a normal response by the body when stress or danger looms. We’ve all been there – and can probably remember those anxiety-inducing situations that are very common in our teenage years. You walk into a class before an important test, and you feel your heart beat a little …

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Raising Healthy Kids
10 Tips to Establish Healthy Childhood Eating Habits

10 Tips to Establish Healthy Childhood Eating Habits

As a parent, ensuring your child eats nourishing foods is one of your most important jobs. And while you may start out with the best of intentions (homemade organic baby food, anyone?) when your baby first arrives on the scene, there’s a tendency for those healthy habits to drop off …

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Raising Healthy Kids
Preventing Picky Eaters

Preventing Picky Eaters

“I don’t like that.” “I don’t want it.” “No!” “Yuck.” If mealtimes at your house include those phrases, you might have a picky eater on your hands. Picky eating is common in young children, as they are learning what they like and what in their world they can control. Unfortunately, …

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Common Childhood Illnesses
Understanding Ear Aches and Ear Infections

Understanding Ear Aches and Ear Infections

“My ear hurts.” Almost every parent hears this complaint from their young child at some point or another. Ear aches and ear infections are a frequent part of childhood. According to the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD), nine out of ten children will have at least …

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Parenting Advice
Baby Monitors: 4 Common Sense Tips

Baby Monitors: 4 Common Sense Tips

Every parent strives to protect their baby, nourishing them, buying the appropriate gear, and yes, monitoring them around the clock. Today’s baby monitors make it easy to hover. Some devices detect heart rate, oxygen levels and fever. Others alert you if your child’s cry reaches a certain decibel level. Unfortunately, …

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Raising Healthy Kids

Oh No, It’s Lice! Everything Parents Need to Know

The worst thing about sending your kids out into the world is they tend to bring stuff back with them – things like colds, flu, and yes, bugs! Head lice is commonplace in schools, day care centers and even places kids have extracurricular activities, like dance or karate studios. Anywhere …

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Preventing Illness
Surviving Cold and Flu Season Like a Champ

Surviving Cold & Flu Season Like a Champ

Winter will be here before we know it, along with it colder temperatures, and that means another cold and flu season is upon us. But that doesn’t mean that you have to surrender to your family getting sick. There are steps you can take to help ward off illness and …

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