Vaccines are considered one of the most powerful interventions of public health in the 20th century. Every year, vaccines protect billions of children from numerous deadly and debilitating infections like measles and polio. Yet, growing numbers of parents are opting to delay vaccination, partially vaccinate, or completely forgo vaccination for their kids. Let’s talk aRead More
How To Prepare for Kids’ Annual Check Up?
An annual well-child visit to your child’s pediatrician is just as important as your child’s health. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends taking your child for a well-child exam at least once a year after the age of 3 years. Typically, the annual child check-ups include a physical exam, immunization, and assessment of growth, development,Read More
Four Keys to Unlocking Autism
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 1 in 36 children (that makes up 2.8% of the child population) in the US receives a diagnosis of autism by the age of 8 years – and this number is rising very rapidly. Autism is a spectrum disorder, meaning that it affects every childRead More
Bad Habits That Harm Kids’ Eyesight
Poor eyesight is just one aspect of children’s health that parents worry about. For instance, myopia or nearsightedness is a common eyesight problem in children, affecting nearly 5% of preschoolers, 9% of school-aged children, and about 30% of teens. Indeed, some children experience eyesight issues due to genetics, but in many children, eyesight problems areRead More
Why Does Your Child Need to Have an Annual Check-Up?
Children undergo so many physical, developmental, and mental changes in the course of a year. This means their health and well-being conditions can also change drastically. Pediatricians recommend annual checkups for children so they can monitor these changes constantly. However, there is more to these appointments than just keeping track of your child’s progress. Let’sRead More
5 Incredibly Easy Ways to Motivate Your Kids to Exercise
Exercise is essential for everyone, regardless of age. However, physical activity is important for children’s health because it can lay down the foundation for healthy habits. It can also help them develop strong minds, bodies, and other skills. While kids may not always be eager to exercise, there are plenty of ways to motivate themRead More
Factors to Consider While Treating Adolescent Mental Health
Taking care of adolescent mental health is crucial to helping young people reach their full potential and lead healthy, productive lives. However, treating adolescents can present unique challenges due to the complex changes they experience during this period of development. It’s essential for medical professionals to take a holistic approach to treatment. That includes physical,Read More
5 Possible Causes of Autism – And How to Help Your Child
Autism is a complex and challenging condition that can be difficult to understand. As parents, it’s important to learn as much as possible about autism. Learning how best to support children with this condition is also crucial. One of the best ways to start doing this is to look at the potential causes of autism.Read More
How Covid Treatment for Kids Is Like After 3 Years into the Pandemic
It has been three years into the Covid pandemic that literally stopped the world, but researchers are still learning about it every day– because the virus hasn’t completely gone. With that being said, like adults, our kids are also still at risk of catching this deadly virus anytime. Fortunately, unlike before, now you can doRead More
Why is Adolescent Mental Health Important?
While adolescence can be a joyful phase of life, it can be risky for mental health issues. It is the time when your child goes through many changes and challenges in a short period of time. This all happens when your adolescents’ brains are still maturing. Sadly, a major reason for rising teen mental healthRead More