Halloween Health & Safety Tips

Halloween is a time for spooky thrills and imagination. But the holiday also brings some extra risks for children and teens. Did you know that child pedestrian injuries are more likely on Halloween than on any other night of the year, for example? Help keep Halloween fun and safe for your family with these tips. Safety on […]

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Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS): Common Questions & Concerns

October is Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) Awareness Month. Approximately 3,500 infants die annually in the United States from sleep-related infant deaths, including sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). and other causes that are unclear at first, including accidental suffocation or strangulation. The shock, grief, and guilt felt by families who lose an infant can be […]

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Cerebral Palsy in Children

Children with cerebral palsy have trouble controlling their movement. The condition is the most common disability that affects a child’s motor control. Cerebral palsy usually is caused by a brain injury or abnormal brain development before birth or early in life. Genetic causes, although less common, can also play a role.  Here is what families need to know about […]

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Fevers: What to Do Without Over-the-Counter Medicines

As a parent, it can be stressful when your child doesn’t feel well. With sick season ramping up for children, parents are looking for ways to manage symptoms—including reducing fevers. And many are coming up short on locating over-the-counter acetaminophen and ibuprofen products for infants and children. If you find yourself in this situation, stay calm: […]

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RSV, Flu & COVID: What is the Difference?

Your child has a stuffy nose, cough, and fever. Is it the flu? COVID? Or are they symptoms of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV)? Let’s look at four common childhood illnesses caused by viruses – COVID, flu, the common cold, and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV). All of them share some similar symptoms. Here are some clues […]

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Hearing Loss in Children

September is Deaf Awareness Month. The deaf community comes together every September to promote awareness of needs amongst the community and to celebrate the rich history surrounding the deaf community. They also use this time to highlight continued advocacy for deaf rights under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). In recognition of Deaf Awareness Month, […]

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