Topic: Children’s Health

mental health
Feb 23 2024

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

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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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sleep
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

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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

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May 4 2023

Webinar: 2023 High-cost claims report: A look into trending conditions and injectable drug prices

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Sun Life has been sharing its data, insights, and an overview of trends surrounding high-cost claims and high-cost injectable drugs for 11 years. Join us on Wednesday, May 17 from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. (ET) for a webinar and panel discussion on Sun Life’s latest research on these topics. This year’s report includes: Data on... Read More

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ASD
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

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back to school
Aug 23 2022

Back to school: How to support your child’s mental health

Family Caregiving  •  By Miles Varn, MD

Many children have butterflies when heading back to school. Will they like their new teacher? Will their friends be in their class? What if they forget their homework? But beyond these typical worries, some school age children experience higher levels of anxiety and other mental health issues like depression. The disruptions of the pandemic—remote learning,... Read More

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college
Aug 16 2022

How to prepare your college freshman to manage healthcare away from home

Family Caregiving  •  By Miles Varn, MD

If you have a first year college student in your house, you’ve got a busy summer on your hands. There are forms to complete, supplies to buy, bags to pack, and travel plans to make if your child is going away for school. One thing that might not be on your to-do list is helping... Read More

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