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Camp, to ease the suffering
Camp Sunshine, located along the shores of Sebago Lake, Maine, is a free camp for children with life-threatening diseases and includes every member of the immediate family. (read the story...)

Under the Weather
I feel horrible when my kids are sick, and I would gladly take a stomach bug, or bad cold, so they could be spared. But there is also something so sweet when your child is ailing and utterly dependent on you. (read the story...)

Kids and Bedwetting
There is no magic age when children are ready to work on becoming dry. (read the story...)

THUMBSUCKING — Beyond the Toddler Years
When thumbsucking is no longer a mere reflex, breaking the habit will take patience and understanding to eliminate the prolonged habit. (read the story...)

Spina Bifida
Prevention is key. (read the story...)

Safety on the Swing Set
Vital information before you install. (read the story...)

Learning About Good Eating, From the Ground Up
While removing vending machines from schools, measuring and reporting children’s body mass index (BMI) to parents, and eliminating junk food from cafeterias are well-intentioned steps on the road to helping kids make healthier choices, there is one local early childhood education program that is taking a proactive approach among their youngest students. (read the story...)

Walking on Eggshells : Oppositional Children and Mental Health
When Oppositional Behavior in children becomes a mental health concern. (read the story...)

Are Your Kids Making You Eat More?
Although it might be difficult at times for parents with children at home to avoid the common trap of eating less nutritious foods, making smarter, healthier food choices is crucial. (read the story...)

Kids Who Get High on Gambling
All the excitement in the name of gambling overshadows the serious problems the activity can cause when young people get caught up in its “thrill”. (read the story...)

More Vegetables, Please!
Prepping kids to eat right. (read the story...)

When A Parent Has Cancer
When you're diagnosed with cancer, how do you tell your children? (read the story...)

Teen Suicide Increases
A report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), published in Pediatrics, finds that suicide rates in children under 19 years of age increased between 2003 and 2004. Suicide was the only statistically significant increase in child death over this time. Overall, the suicide rate increased by 18.2 percent from 2003 to 2004, an increase largely driven by older teens. (read the story...)

Sweet Dreams
Armonk mom sings for children in distress. (read the story...)

New Children’s Hospital to Open at Maimonides
On any given day, Dr. Michael Marcus communicates with parents and young patients in up to six or seven different languages. (read the story...)

Kids sick? Now, House Calls!
Naomi Friedman is a physician associate who has been making house calls for a while, but because of the demand, just expanded her practice to include children. (read the story...)

Kids Who Are “Different”
More and more children who seem easily distracted, act impulsively, shift attention frequently, fail to follow instructions, or act without considering the consequences of their behavior are being labeled as having either attention deficit disorder (ADD) or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). (read the story...)

Finding Friends, when cancer strikes
“Having cancer gave me membership in an elite club that I’d rather not belong to,” said comedienne Gilda Radner. (read the story...)

Heavy Bleeding Got You Down?
New procedure offers relief. (read the story...)

Preventing Shaken Baby Syndrome
Shaken Baby Syndrome (SBS) is the name given to the injuries that occur when a child is violently shaken. (read the story...)

Strength Training for Young Athletes
When to begin. (read the story...)

How Are Your Kids Doing?
Pediatric nurse practitioners issue guidelines on diet and exercise for kids. (read the story...)

A Spoon Full of Sugar
Mom tips for helping the medicine go down. (read the story...)

Have You Checked Your Child’s Bedroom?
Pillows, linens and quilts on the bed, and certain blinds on windows, can be lethal to our kids — if not properly purchased. (read the story...)

A Near-Disaster Sets Mom on a Mission
Every parent needs to know how to save a life, stresses Farley Boyle. (read the story...)


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