Category: Family Caregiving

mental health
Feb 23 2024

How you can support your child’s mental health when they’re away from home

Family Caregiving

Millions of children and teens in the U.S. live with mental health conditions like ADHD, depression, anxiety, and substance use disorders. These conditions and their symptoms can be successfully managed by working with experienced mental health providers. But how do you ensure that your children are getting the care and support they need when they’re... Read More

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helping older relatives with healthcare
Jan 24 2024

The time to prepare to help older relatives with healthcare is well before they need help

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For most Americans, caregiving for an older loved one will be part of their future. Whether you’re helping aging parents, an older spouse or partner, siblings, or other loved ones, it’s wise to make preparations long before a healthcare crisis thrusts you into the role of caregiver. The goal is to be well positioned to... Read More

Nov 21 2023

Not getting enough sleep can negatively affect your children’s health

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As a parent or caregiver, you probably have first-hand experience with how cranky, distracted, and out of sorts your children get when they miss an hour or two of sleep. What you might not know is that when children consistently don’t get enough sleep, it can affect their physical and mental health and their development.... Read More

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infant and mother
Sep 12 2023

How to manage when your infant needs surgery

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There are many reasons infants may need surgery, from hernia repair and hydrocele surgery to operations for serious conditions like biliary atresia (a defect in the bile ducts that damages the liver) and surgery for congenital problems like heart defects. Of course, learning your baby needs surgery is stressful for any parent or caregiver, but... Read More

sports injuries
Aug 22 2023

What you can do to lower your children’s risk of sports injuries

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Every year, more than 45 million children and adolescents in the U.S. play organized sports. The good news is that playing a sport can have positive effects on your child or teen’s physical health and self-esteem and can help them build skills like collaboration, leadership, and perseverance. The less positive news is that sports injuries... Read More

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family health concierge management
Jul 25 2023

What vaccines do your children need for school?

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Back to school time is closer than your kids wish it were. In addition to buying school supplies, new clothes, and books, late summer is the time for a before school check-up so you can get health forms filled out and make sure your child has all the vaccines required by your state. Your pediatrician... Read More

May 9 2023

The documents caregivers need to make medical decisions

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Nearly one in five adults in the U.S. is caring for another adult with health issues or other needs. If you’re providing care to parents or older relatives, one important part of that support could be making medical decisions on their behalf or helping them make informed medical decisions. The key to better caregiving is... Read More

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Apr 25 2023

Answers to common questions about autism spectrum disorder

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About 1 in 36 children in the U.S. have been diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) according to a recent report from the CDC and 2.21% of people (or 5,437,988 people) over the age of 18 may be living with ASD according to CDC estimates. If your child, young adult, or you have been diagnosed... Read More

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respiratory infections
Dec 6 2022

Respiratory infections: When to take your child to the doctor

Family Caregiving  •  By Miles Varn, MD

If you’re the parent of young children, you’re well acquainted with the snotty nose and cough that seems to return each fall and winter. In most cases, your child has caught a cold and will get better with time and perhaps some over-the-counter medicine to help ease symptoms. But there are other respiratory viruses that... Read More

depression during the holidays
Nov 8 2022

“How can I help family and friends living with depression during the holidays?”

Family Caregiving  •  By Miles Varn, MD

If someone you care about is among the 10% of Americans living with depression, the holidays can become more complicated to navigate. Holidays can be more emotionally difficult and draining for people with depression and other mental health conditions. Parties, family dinners, and celebrations can add to stress, increasing depression symptoms and making it harder... Read More