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Questions to Ask When Your Child Needs A Bone Marrow Transplant

When you learn that your child may need a bone marrow transplant (BMT), you will naturally have a lot of questions. We encourage you to ask as many as you › Continue Reading

5 Pulmonary Concerns in Teens Who Use E-Cigarettes

Coverage of vaping-related illnesses is all over the news – and with good reason. E-cigarettes have been utilized for a while, yet suddenly there has been a dramatic uptick in › Continue Reading

How to Help A Preschooler Who Begins to Stutter

Stuttering is not an uncommon occurrence in preschoolers. In fact, some researchers suggest that stuttering may occur during development in 5-11% of kids between the ages of 2.5 and 5 › Continue Reading

Is Your Teen or Young Adult Prepared to Manage Their Own Healthcare?

Teen transitions can be hard. And let’s face it, there are a lot of them. Making the move to the world of adult healthcare is just one of the many › Continue Reading

Common Seizure Triggers in Infants and Children

Whether your child has just had her first seizure or several, they are scary to watch and can seem catastrophic. Seizures are caused by electrical changes in the brain and › Continue Reading

Parents of Teens: 8 Facts To Know About Nicotine in E-Cigarettes

The number of teens using e-cigarettes is staggering. According to the NIH, 9.5% of 8th graders, 14% of 10th graders and 16% of 12th graders used them in the prior › Continue Reading

5 Points To Know About Asthma and Seasonal Respiratory Illnesses

Each season has its own set of respiratory illnesses that can be problematic for kids — and especially for those with asthma. Typical peaks of asthma exacerbations happen in the › Continue Reading

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11 Safety Tips for Trick-Or-Treaters on Halloween

If your kids are like mine, they’ve been counting down the days until Halloween since October 1. It’s an exciting holiday – playing dress-up, running around the neighborhood, and consuming › Continue Reading

Can Pediatric Pancreatitis Be Managed with a Specific Diet?

Families of kids with pancreatitis are hungry for information and strategies to help them manage their condition and feel better. Pancreatitis is inflammation of the pancreas that can cause significant › Continue Reading

Keeping Teens Safe Online Requires A Mix of Monitoring and Teaching

While social media was meant to bring people together in a positive way, we’re all well aware of the potential abuses, such as cyberbullying. One of the main reasons that › Continue Reading