Topic: Children’s Health

care away from home for children with complex conditions
Sep 15 2016

Away from home: Transitioning care for young adults

Family Caregiving  •  By Miles Varn

During this time of year, many young adults are transitioning outside of their local area to attend college, travel abroad, or start a new job. Having access to professional healthcare support is critical in managing their ongoing healthcare needs. Quick access to experienced physicians and high-quality care can be especially important if your child should... Read More

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Lifestyle changes to reduce ADHD symptoms
Aug 23 2016

How Lifestyle Changes Can Lessen the Impact of ADHD

Family Caregiving  •  By Miles Varn

If your child has been diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), your doctor will recommend treatment approaches to help manage ADHD symptoms so that your child can focus on school work and building positive social relationships. In addition to your doctor’s recommended treatment, a recent study found that there are also simple lifestyle changes... Read More

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Healthy travel for young children and older adults
Jun 21 2016

Healthy travel tips for children and older adults

Family Caregiving  •  By Miles Varn

If you’re planning a trip with your whole family, there are some important healthy travel tips that can help make your vacation a safer and healthier one for the youngest and oldest members of your family. By planning ahead, you can lower the risk of some health issues and make sure you’re prepared to handle... Read More

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Protect your child from the wrong diagnosis
Apr 26 2016

Is your child at risk for the wrong diagnosis?

Family Caregiving  •  By Miles Varn

An Institute of Medicine (IOM) study found that 12 million Americans receive the wrong diagnosis each year and that nearly every American will experience at least one misdiagnosis in his or her lifetime. The IOM study focused on adults who received the wrong diagnosis, but some researchers believe the problem could be just as significant... Read More

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Apr 12 2016

Help your child manage a chronic health problem away from home

Disease Management, Family Caregiving  •  By Miles Varn

If your children are living with a chronic health problem like diabetes, asthma, depression or anxiety, or epilepsy, it’s important they know how to get the care they need when they’re away from home. Whether they’re headed to summer camp or going away to school, there are steps you should take well before they leave... Read More

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Protect your family from mosquito-borne illnesses
Mar 1 2016

How to protect yourself from Zika virus and other mosquito-borne illnesses

Travel Health  •  By Miles Varn

Zika virus is the focus of a great deal of attention in the media and from researchers around the world. While the virus is a concern for women who are pregnant or planning to become pregnant in the near future, there are also several other mosquito-borne illnesses that you should also be aware of. We... Read More

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Keep college students healthy
Sep 3 2015

How can you help your child be healthier at college?

Family Caregiving  •  By Miles Varn

Whether you’re sending your child to college for the first time or you’re a veteran college parent, you probably have some questions about what you and your children can do to help them stay healthier while they’re away from home. Discussing these strategies with your children and their physician is a good first step. Get... Read More

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What should a young athlete eat
Aug 27 2015

What should your young athletes eat for a healthier season?

Family Caregiving  •  By Miles Varn

Back to school also means back to sports for many children and teens. If your children take part in an after-school sport or play on a rec league team, you can help fuel their performance and keep them healthier by providing them with a nutritious diet tailored for their higher activity level. So what should... Read More

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learning disability
Aug 20 2015

Does your child have a learning disability? Getting help early can make a big difference

Family Caregiving  •  By Miles Varn

Nearly 2.4 million students in the U.S. are currently receiving special education services for learning disabilities. That number is growing as parents, educators and physicians become more attuned to the signs of learning problems. Evidence has been uncovered that confirms what specialists have always believed—early intervention for learning disabilities can significantly improve a child’s outcome.... Read More

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emergency room safety
Jul 23 2015

Is your child at risk for medical errors in your local emergency room?

Family Caregiving  •  By Miles Varn

If your child was seriously injured or ill, you’d most likely take him or her to the closest emergency room. But not all emergency departments (EDs) are adequately staffed and equipped to provide safe, appropriate care to children. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, 20 percent of ED visits are for children, but only... Read More

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