Migraine Headaches in Children & Teens

Roughly 39 million people in the United States suffer from migraines. While they most often strike adults, many children also experience intense, throbbing headaches and other symptoms of migraines. Read on for helpful information about the signs, symptoms and causes of migraines and how to help children and teens dealing with them. What is the […]

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Cytomegalovirus (CMV) Infections: What Parents Need to Know

June is National Cytomegalovirus Awareness Month and many people have never heard of this common virus! Cytomegalovirus (CMV) is a common virus that is part of the family of herpes viruses. It is responsible for the most common infection at birth- known as a “congenital infection”- in the United States. How does CMV affect children? […]

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Helping Teen Parents and Their Children Build Healthy Futures

Teen parents have plenty of obstacles to navigate. Their kids will likely face some too. The good news is that as a grandparent, there’s a lot you can do to help! It helps to be aware of the possible challenges your teenager may face as a parent. That way, you can help your child meet […]

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Stroke in Babies & Children

“Stroke” is an injury to the brain or the blood vessels in the brain. If a blood vessel is blocked, it can’t deliver oxygen or nutrients to the brain. Unlike other parts of the body, the brain cannot survive for long without blood flow – if an area of the brain runs out of oxygen […]

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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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