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Does your teen want a tattoo?
By Lisa Black
Oct 1, 2017 7:40 AM
The American Academy of Pediatrics published its first report on body modifications, safety precautions and potential complications
How to make Halloween fun for kids with sensory issues
By Katie Taylor
Sep 30, 2017 7:30 AM
There are many ways parents can help children with autism and other sensory issues enjoy Halloween. Preparing early, being flexible about costumes and customizing traditions can make Halloween fun for the whole family.
Neonatal facilities increasingly use donated breast milk to save premature babies
By Michael Alison Chandler
Sep 29, 2017 3:21 PM
The percentage of advanced neonatal care hospitals across the country that provide donated breast milk has nearly doubled, from 22 percent in 2011 to nearly 40 percent in 2015.
Constable: Camp One Step still saving two-time cancer survivor
Sep 24, 2017 8:00 AM
Five years ago, Bartlett native and childhood cancer survivor Colleen McGrath had just started working for the childhood cancer camp she credited with saving her life when she was diagnosed with Stage IV colon cancer. She rejected the idea of hospice, and now, at 32, a cancer-free McGrath is the social media coordinator for Camp One Step.
Most parents give kids the wrong dose of medicine
Submitted by Lurie Children's
Sep 24, 2017 7:20 AM
With cold and flu season upon us, it's important for parents and caregivers to know how to administer the correct dosage of medicine. A study last year found that parents are unintentionally making at least one dosing error when administering medicine to a child.
Helping freshmen succeed: Tips from college advisers
By Stacey Steinberg
Sep 23, 2017 7:30 AM
While parents naturally want to do all they can to ensure that their children succeed, many have a hard time knowing when to hold on and when to finally let go. Here's some tips from experts about how parents can support their college students while also giving their children the autonomy they need.
Build healthy dental habits with your kids
Submitted by DecisionOne Dental
Sep 22, 2017 3:02 PM
Fall is a great time to begin or re-establish good dental habits with your children.
To fidget spin or not to fidget spin?
By Dr. Erik L. Johnson
Sep 17, 2017 7:30 AM
Some light up. Some play music. All spin in a mesmerizing way. But do fidget spinners -- the kid craze of 2017 -- have health benefits, or are they a health hazard?
Exercise & autism: Learning to surf helped save my son
By James Mulvaney
Sep 16, 2017 7:30 AM
Exercise, particularly in the water, can soothe the jangly nervous systems of people with autism as one father found out when his autistic son started surfing.
Understanding how a child's brain works at different ages can help parents cope
By Jenna Gallegos
Sep 10, 2017 7:30 AM
We know brain development continues from infancy to adulthood, but many parents underestimate how much a child's brain changes from year to year and how those changes can influence behavior.
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