How to Remove a Tick

If you see a small brown bug attached to your child’s skin, it may be a tick. A wood tick (dog tick) is the size of an apple seed. A deer tick is the size of a poppy seed or pinhead. After feeding on blood, ticks can swell to triple their size and are easier […]

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Can Children & Teens Have Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)?

PTSD was once seen as something that only combat veterans and war refugees might struggle with. But new research shows that people of all ages can experience PTSD, even young children. Kids may develop PTSD in response to any one-time or repeated traumas that threaten their sense of safety and security. This could be a […]

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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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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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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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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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