Mental Health Problems

Is this your child’s symptom? Mental health problems that often need urgent help Examples are anxiety attacks, depression, substance (drug) abuse and acting out Resources include hotlines, mental health experts and your child’s doctor Types of Serious Mental Health Problems Suicide thoughts, threats or attempts Homicide thoughts or threats Child abuse Drug or alcohol abuse […]

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Dry Skin

Is this your child’s symptom? Cracked skin or dry, rough skin Cracked skin on hands, feet and lips Dry, rough skin of entire body surface Causes of Cracks in the Skin Most cracked skin is found on the feet, hands or lips. Feet. The soles of the feet are most commonly involved. Most often, cracks occur […]

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Antibiotics: When Do They Help?

Antibiotics are strong medicines that can kill bacteria. They have saved many lives and prevented bad outcomes. These drugs do not kill viruses. They only work on bacteria. Every day, doctors must decide if a child’s infection is viral or bacterial. Here’s how they do it: Bacterial Infections Much less common than viral infections. Antibiotics […]

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Rock-A-Bye Baby! Sleep Safety.

What You Can Do: Recommendations for Infant Sleep Safety Until their first birthday, babies should sleep on their backs for all sleep times—for naps and at night. We know babies who sleep on their backs are much less likely to die of SIDS than babies who sleep on their stomachs or sides. The problem with […]

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Home Alone?

As our state is in the beginning phases of reopening and many parents are preparing to return to work, this summer offers a different outlook compared to the usual routine of many families. With concerns of the potential spread of COVID-19 upon reopening our state and the desire to continue “social distancing” as much as […]

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Face Mask for Children

Cloth Face Coverings for Children During COVID-19 T​o protect ourselves and others from COVID-19, the CDC now recommends ​cloth face coverings be used when outside. But what about children? Continue reading for answers to some frequently asked questions about cloth face coverings and children during the COVID-19 pandemic. Why are people wearing cloth face coverings right now? Since […]

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