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FDA says ‘no’ to local anesthetics for teething babies

FDA says ‘no’ to local anesthetics for teething babies

In 2012 the FDA warned parents against using products containing the local anesthetic benzocaine to relieve their infants’ teething pain. Today the agency extended that advisory to viscous lidocaine — another local anesthetic.

Make Tummy Time comfortable for baby

Make Tummy Time comfortable for baby

Tummy time is an important part of baby's development because it helps baby learn how to sit up, crawl, roll over, and eventually stand. It is never too early to start tummy time with baby; you can get baby started from day one.

Vaccination

Vaccination

In recent years parents have been expressing concerns to healthcare providers regarding the necessity and safety of vaccinations, and data has shown that there has been a decrease in the amount of vaccinations being administered (Blendell & Fehr, 2012). Much of the concern is due to unreliable and confusing information that is presented to parents, a majority of which can be found on the internet.

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Working together to benefit students

Working together to benefit students

Independent Educational Evaluations: What schools see vs what neuropsychologists see and how they can work together to benefit students.

Protecting kids’ teeth during summer months

Protecting kids’ teeth during summer months

While most parents and caregivers are pros at dealing with these common injuries, many may not know what to do for mouth injuries, like a chipped or knocked out tooth. The fact is that about 50 percent of kids experience some type of tooth injury during childhood, so it’s best to be prepared, especially because the moments just after a tooth injury can be traumatic.The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) has some simple tips for parents and caregivers to help them deal with the most common tooth injuries.

Still having accidents at the age of six?

Still having accidents at the age of six?

If your son or daughter was doing well with potty training and now has starting soiling or not making it to the bathroom on time when having a bowel movement, they may have a condition called encopresis.

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Do you need to rethink your  first-choice college?

Do you need to rethink your first-choice college?

Tens of thousands of high school students will be receiving their college acceptance letters in April. It’s an anxious time – students, and their parents, want to believe their school holds the promise that attendance will be their “Golden Ticket” to eventual financial success. So, if they are trying to get from “Point A” (here and now) to “Point B” (financial independence), how do they select the school that will deliver that return on their investment?

Gap Semesters: Hitting ‘Pause’ before college

Gap Semesters: Hitting ‘Pause’ before college

A Gap programs offer an educational bridge between high school and college and create opportunities for students to experience some of the world before committing to further studies.

New report: U.S. teens say they are sleep-deprived and stressed

New report: U.S. teens say they are sleep-deprived and stressed

American teens say they are not getting enough sleep and they are feeling the weight of stress according to a teen-led research study of nearly 1,000 youth ages 13 to 19. The news comes as part of the Teens Take on Health report released by National 4-H Council and Molina Healthcare.

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Autism and Medical Care: A Guide to getting the attention an individual with ASD needs

When a child with autism spectrum disorder enters a doctor’s office, are they being treated with the same care and attention as a child not on the spectrum?

National Autism Network - Things autism parents want the public to now

National Autism Network - Things autism parents want the public to now

The National Autism Network has asked its community of parents, who are more than 10,000 strong, what they most want the public to know about their children. "It was a simple question that generated some very powerful responses," said Cari DeCandia, co-founder of National Autism Network. “National awareness is great, but we're trying to go beyond awareness to acceptance. We hope this list will help."

Top self-advocacy tips for a person with Autism

Top self-advocacy tips for a person with Autism

Autism authors Monica Holloway and Areva Martin see firsthand, as parents to teens on the spectrum, the benefits that self-advocacy can bring to people with autism. They offer the following tips for self-advocacy, inspired by their own personal experiences and resources offered by Autism Speaks and the Autism Society.

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