What Parents Should Know About Vaping

You’ve noticed that your 15-year-old daughter has been coughing a lot lately. You’re worried she might be sick. You ask her if she’s ever tried vaping, and she admits that…

Caring for a Child with Epilepsy

Epilepsy is a brain condition that causes recurring seizures and affects about 3 million people in the United States—450,000 of which are children and teens. Most children can maintain a…

5 Tips for Water Safety and Drowning Prevention

Drowning is the leading cause of injury-related death in children ages 1-4 and the third leading cause of injury-related death in children and teens ages 5-19. This statistic is a…

A Quick Guide to Helmet Safety

Millions of Americans ride bicycles each year, but fewer than half wear helmets when out on a ride. For instance, according to findings from a CDC survey, only 48% of…

Child Passenger Safety Recommendations

Although it’s impossible to shield little ones from every danger in life, child safety regulations such as car seat recommendations, state and local child passenger laws and automobile requirements go…

Stuttering in Children: Causes and Treatments

As children develop language skills, they often exhibit what’s called a speech dysfluency, which is an interruption in the flow of speech. For example, Most kids from 18 months to…

My Child Got Hurt—Should We Go to the ER or Urgent Care?

Young children often can’t explain their pains, so it can be difficult to tell if your child needs to be seen for an injury or if it will resolve on…

Parents’ Guide to Teens and Vaping

What is vaping? Using e-cigarettes, a practice often referred to as “vaping” has been claimed by many to be a safe alternative to traditional tobacco cigarettes. However, research suggests vaping…

The Importance of Early Intervention in Neurodevelopmental Disorders

Neurodevelopmental disorders describe variations or delays in functions typically associated with the development of the central nervous system (CNS). These variations or delays hinder the central nervous system’s ability to…

Types of Anxiety Disorders in Children

As children grow and learn about the world around them, it is not uncommon for them to develop worries, fears and anxious thoughts about potential dangers, loss, safety and even…