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Tips for Choosing the Best Doctor for Your Child

Tips for Choosing the Best Doctor for Your Child

When searching for doctors to treat your child with intellectual and developmental disabilities, there are specific attributes you may want to look for, such as office wheelchair accessibility. Others, like cancellation policies, are universal but take on greater significance for a family of a person with special needs, whose day-to-day lives can be less predictable. These questions are a good place to start.

When Your Child with Special Needs Should Say Goodbye to the Pediatrician

When Your Child with Special Needs Should Say Goodbye to the Pediatrician

Among the many transitions your child will make, leaving a pediatrician and switching to adult health care may be one of the most important. Follow our plan for easing the change.

How to Build a DNA Kit for Your Child

How to Build a DNA Kit for Your Child

Having a current child ID kit enables parents to provide immediate and essential information for the search, recover, and rescue of a missing child. Follow these tips to build a DNA kit for your child.

Younger Siblings Get Lost in the College Rush

Younger Siblings Get Lost in the College Rush

The college application process is a hectic journey for your child. While your oldest is taking standardized testing, filling out applications, and interviewing with their top colleges, it's important to consider how younger siblings feel during this time. From having their older sibling leave home for the first time, to picking up on the general stress of the application process, here are some tips on making sure younger siblings don't get lost in the college rush.

Sledding Safety: How to Choose the Best Sled and Avoid Injury

Sledding Safety: How to Choose the Best Sled and Avoid Injury

Sledding is a fun winter activity, but it's responsible for tens of thousands of trips to the emergency room every year. Here are tips on how to choose the safest sled for your child, avoid sledding injuries, and treat injuries when accidents happen.

Is a Health Care Proxy Right for Your Child with Disabilities?

Is a Health Care Proxy Right for Your Child with Disabilities?

If your child has a disability and is about to turn 18, you should know about options such as a Health Care Proxy and the more involved legal guardianship, both of which allow you to stay involved in your child's medical care once he reaches adulthood.

What is Panic Disorder and How Can I Cope?

What is Panic Disorder and How Can I Cope?

Six million American adults suffer from sudden panic attacks each year. Francine Rosenberg, Psy.D., shares the symptoms of panic attacks and panic disorder, as well as ways to cope with panic attacks and panic disorder.

Top Six Reasons Why Kids Choose to Smoke

Top Six Reasons Why Kids Choose to Smoke

Michael Popkin, Ph.D., spokesperson for Real Parents Real Answers, a campaign to prevent kids from smoking, shares six reasons kids choose to smoke cigarettes.

10 Tips to Tame Your Winter Allergies

10 Tips to Tame Your Winter Allergies

Joan Lehach, M.D., who specializes in allergy, asthma, and clinical immunology at Montefiore Medical Center in New York, reveals what triggers allergy symptoms in the winter and shares 10 tips to help reduce winter allergy symptoms.

Study Shows Parents Unclear About Process of Specialist Care for Kids

Study Shows Parents Unclear About Process of Specialist Care for Kids

University of Michigan C.S. Mott Children's Hospital recently released a new National Poll on Children's Health about specialist referrals. The study shows parents are unclear about their roll in the process of specialist care for kids.

Ask the Expert: What Is a SpineCor Brace?

Ask the Expert: What Is a SpineCor Brace?

A certified orthotist explains the SpineCor brace, how it's different from other back braces, and how it's used to treat scoliosis in children and teens.

Ask the Expert: What's Scoliosis and How Is It Treated?

Ask the Expert: What's Scoliosis and How Is It Treated?

A certified orthotist explains what scoliosis is and its causes, the signs of scoliosis, dangers of the disorder, and how it is treated.

10 Tips to Keep Your Kid's Teeth Healthy

10 Tips to Keep Your Kid's Teeth Healthy

The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recently released its first-ever "State of Little Teeth Report" and is launching the Monster-Free Mouths Movement to encourage good oral health in kids. Plus, 10 oral health and tooth brushing tips to keep your kid's smile healthy.

Teaching Kids to Manage Valentine's Day Expectations

Teaching Kids to Manage Valentine's Day Expectations

For some kids, Valentine's Day can be more of a disappointment than a sweet celebration. Help your kids put things into perspective and deal with their V-day heartaches with these five tips for managing expectations.

Five Signs You've Got Post-Holiday Blues

Five Signs You've Got Post-Holiday Blues

The post-holiday blues are fairly common as the holiday magic wanes and you and your family shift back into your routines. But if feelings of sadness seem so linger or get worse it may be a sign of Seasonal Affective Disorder, a form of depression.

National Sleep Foundation Released First International Bedroom Poll

National Sleep Foundation Released First International Bedroom Poll

The National Sleep Foundation recently released information from its 2013 International Bedroom Poll. Find out where the U.S. falls compared to other countries in terms of sleep habits and bedtime routines. The foundation also provides tips for making a good sleep environment and how to improve your sleep.

The Truth Beind Common Food Safety Myths

The Truth Beind Common Food Safety Myths

The Partnership for Food Safety Education shares four common food myths and the facts behind them, as well as ways to practice food safety and how to prevent food poisoning in children.

Ask the Expert: How Can I Tell If My Child Has Food Poisoning?

Ask the Expert: How Can I Tell If My Child Has Food Poisoning?

It can be tough to tell the difference between food poisoning and a stomach bug, but doctors recommend similar treatment for both illnesses. Read on for tips from a pediatrician on how to treat food poisoning in kids and when to bring your child to the doctor.

Tips to Help Kids Use Technology Safely

Tips to Help Kids Use Technology Safely

A recent study shows that more and younger children are using technology. The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association provides safety tips for children using technology, headphone safety tips for children, and signs of childhood hearing loss.

What to Do When You're at the End of Your Rope

What to Do When You're at the End of Your Rope

As parents, we all have meltdowns now and then. Dr. Rita Eichenstein suggests key ways to deal with stress and frustration that will help you avoid the "end of the rope" and help you and your family feel happier.

2 Foolproof Pie Recipes from Jennie's Kitchen

2 Foolproof Pie Recipes from Jennie's Kitchen

Brooklyn mom Jennifer Perillo, cookbook author and the celebrated blogger behind InJenniesKitchen.com, shares her recipes for chocolate chess pie and brown butter apple pie, including a recipe for foolproof pie crust that you'll want to hang on to.

Ask the Expert: How Should I Treat My Child's Headache?

Ask the Expert: How Should I Treat My Child's Headache?

Wendy Anderson-Willis, M.D., a pediatrician at Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus, OH, shares what causes headaches in children and the treatments for a child's headache.

The Warning Signs and Steps to Prevent Type 2 Diabetes

The Warning Signs and Steps to Prevent Type 2 Diabetes

In honor of November being American Diabetes Month, Healthyroads, a health services organization, shares five warning signs of type 2 diabetes and three steps to prevent or delay the onset of type 2 diabetes.

Caregivers Frequently Administer Kids' Asthma Medication Incorrectly

Caregivers Frequently Administer Kids' Asthma Medication Incorrectly

A new study done at The Children's Hospital at Montefiore shows that the majority of caregivers administer children's asthma medication using an incorrect technique.

Fad Diets Can Cause More Harm Than Help to Young Children

Fad Diets Can Cause More Harm Than Help to Young Children

Pediatrician and childhood obesity specialist Dyan Hes, M.D., reveals that certain fad diets can cause more harm than good to young children due to missing proper nutrients for growing children. Healthy portion sizes and eating in moderation are appropriate ways for children to stay healthy.




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