Health - Physical and Mental

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    Information on childhood obesity, how to determine if your child is overweight, possible causes of weight gain, and how you can help your child with weight issues.
    Review Date: 3/2/2017
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    A news article that discusses research findings that indicates how much sugar children should be eating daily.
    Review Date: 3/9/2017
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    Includes recommendations as to how parents may choose a mental health professional for their child.
    Review Date: 6/8/2017
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    Information is available on common childhood behavioral problems including psychosocial disorders, habit disorders, anxiety disorders, disruptive behavior and sleeping problems.
    Review Date: 6/6/2017
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    An overview of depression including signs and symptoms, risk factors, treatment and therapy options, and links for additional information. Also includes information on joining research studies.
    Review Date: 5/17/2017
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    Parenting tips are available on how to talk to children about violent or frightening events.
    Review Date: 6/2/2017
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    A new diagnosis emerged in the mental health field, disruptive mood dysregulation disorder (DMDD); it is described and its differences from depression and bipolar disorder are highlighted.
    Review Date: 7/27/2017
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    A comprehensive set of guidelines on how families can make the decision to seek a mental health evaluation for their child. Behaviors of concern in young children and adolescents are outlined. Various diagnostic evaluation options including family doctors, community mental health centers, and family and human services agencies are listed. Rights of families under The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act of 2004 (IDEA) is explained.
    Review Date: 6/29/2017
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    Down syndrome is described with an emphasis on its genetic roots and the prevalence of health problems among babies with Down syndrome. In addition, several treatment options including medicines, surgery, and physical and speech therapy are discussed.
    Review Date: 7/13/2017
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    Symptoms, causes, diagnoses, treatment, and prevention of ear infections are discussed
    Review Date: 2/27/2017
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    The occurrence and the treatment of ear infections in children are explained. The necessity of antibiotics in treatment of ear infections is discussed. Steps to prevent ear infections are outlined.
    Review Date: 6/21/2017
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    A detailed overview of early childhood trauma is available including its prevalence, related symptoms, protective factors and available services. It includes additional resources for mental health professionals, medical professionals, educators, judges and caregivers.
    Review Date: 7/24/2017
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    Early intervention is described and its importance for babies with Down Syndrome is explained.
    Review Date: 6/13/2017
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    Eating disorders, particularly anorexia and bulimia, are discussed, including prevention, causes, effects, warning signs, and treatment
    Review Date: 2/9/2017
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    Expert advice for parents with questions about preschoolers and ADHD.
    Review Date: 2/27/2017

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