Tourette Syndrome: A Not-So-Frightening Diagnosis

May is Tourette’s Awareness Month! Tourette syndrome (TS) is a nervous system disorder. It causes people to have repetitive movements or sounds that they can’t control. These are known as tics, and they typically start in childhood. There are two types: motor tics and vocal tics. You may feel anxious if your child is diagnosed with Tourette […]

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Lupus in Children & Teens

May is National Lupus Awareness Month and May 10th is World Lupus Day, both dedicated to increasing understanding and support for those affected by the unpredictable and life-changing autoimmune disease. Lupus is a condition that causes uncontrolled inflammation or swelling. It can affect many different parts of the body in unpredictable ways. Most people diagnosed […]

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Hand Washing: A Powerful Antidote to Illness

May 5th is World Hand Hygiene Day! How many times have you and your child washed your hands today? You might not have given it much thought. It’s either part of your routine, done frequently without thinking, or maybe you don’t do it much at all. But as your pediatrician may have told you, hand […]

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14 Diseases You Almost Forgot About Thanks to Vaccines

​​April 22-29th is National Infant Immunization Week and April 24-30th is World Immunization Week! Immunizations protect your child against these 14 diseases that were once common in the United States.​​ 1- Polio Polio is a crippling and potentially deadly infectious disease that is caused by poliovirus. The virus spreads from person to person and can invade an infected […]

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Underage Drinking: How to Talk With Your Child About Alcohol Use

April is Alcohol Awareness Month a time to raise awareness and understanding of alcohol abuse. Over time, excessive alcohol consumption can lead to the development of chronic diseases and other serious issues that affect your quality of life, physical and mental health. How much do young people drink? Many adults assume it’s not a lot, […]

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Child Abuse and Neglect: What Parents Should Know

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month and Sexual Assault Awareness & Prevention Month. This is an annual observance in the United States dedicated to raising awareness and preventing child abuse. Abuse is a difficult topic and can be uncomfortable to discuss, but it is imperative that parents are aware of the risks and signs […]

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