Health - Physical and Mental

  • Description:
    A variety of tips to help keep children safe in the home. Includes tips on preventing falls, water safety, poison prevention, fire safety and more.
    Review Date: 4/7/2017
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    Important ways to help prevent kids from eating or drinking a poisonous substance in their home are discussed. Several resources are recommended for more information about poisoning.
    Review Date: 7/24/2017
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    Tips are offered on how parents can manage their child's tantrums and meltdowns.
    Review Date: 6/7/2017
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    Symptoms of seasonal influenza or the flu are provided, teens who are at high risk for flu complications are identified, and benefits of flu vaccines are highlighted.
    Review Date: 3/31/2017
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    The role of sports in promoting health, self-esteem, and teamwork among children with ADHD is discussed.
    Review Date: 7/24/2017
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    Information on lead poisoning in young children is provided, including why it is harmful, how it happens, long-term effects, and treatment options.
    Review Date: 4/19/2017
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    Information on lead poisoning in children, including how children are exposed to lead, how to lower the risk of lead poisoning, and what doctors will do if your child's blood has a high level of lead.
    Review Date: 4/21/2017
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    Key mental health issues during adolesence including depression, eating disorders and drug abuse are discussed. Mental health "red flags" parents should be alert for are listed.
    Review Date: 7/11/2017
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    Mindfulness awareness activities for children ages 6-10 years, including hearing, breathing and seeing exercises.
    Review Date: 3/6/2017
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    Expert opinion is available as to how parents of children with ADD/ADHD can work with teachers to make learning a positive experience and help their child move ahead academically.
    Review Date: 7/25/2017
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    Tips for parents are available to prepare healthy snacks for children.
    Review Date: 7/12/2017
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    Includes grocery shopping tips when shopping with kids.
    Review Date: 7/10/2017
  • Description:
    Includes the signs and concerns regarding obesity and being overweight. Parenting tips are available on helping children lose weight, or maintaining a healthy weight. Other information and support, such as books, clinical reports, and organizations, are listed.
    Review Date: 6/26/2017
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    An overview of the obsessive-compulsive disorder is presented including the symptoms, risk factors, diagnosis and treatment.
    Review Date: 3/31/2017
  • Description:
    An autism spectrum and early intervention focused website lists different types of developmental and behavioral disorders and provides a brief description and links to additional websites that may be helpful as resources.
    Review Date: 6/26/2017

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