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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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School readiness tips for parents

School readiness tips for parents

Back-to-school is an exciting time for many kids and parents, but for parents of kids entering school for the very first time, “back”-to-school can be overwhelming and even scary.

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.

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Help teens reduce worry over body image

Help teens reduce worry over body image

According to surveys by the National Institute on Media and the Family, 53 percent of girls report being unhappy with their appearance. Experts have found that poor body image can lead not only to social isolation, but also to serious emotional problems, including depression and anxiety.

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.

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Caring for chronically ill children

Caring for chronically ill children

As they Grow Special Needs Over the last two decades, the number of children in the United States with chronic illnesses has dramatically increased. According to one study, chronic health conditions in children rose from 12.8 Percent in 1994 to 26.6 percent in 2006 . New advances in technology and medicine have allowed these children to lead longer, more fulfilling, and independent lives than in the past.

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."

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