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Age: Little Kids

7 questions to ask before using ADHD meds

Children with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) are at a significantly greater risk for substance abuse problems than other children, according to recently reported research in the July, 2014 issue of Pediatrics. This raises many questions that parents should consider before placing … Continue reading

Why I’m the “nerdy aunt”

By: Dr. Abboud In my house I am known as the ‘nerdy aunt’ by my children.  For my nieces, nephews and my own children, as birthday and gift giving time approach, I am always looking for educational activities or magazines … Continue reading

Take the pool pledge

Children drown quickly and silently.  According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, the majority of deaths and injuries in pools and spas involve children ages 1-2 and occur in residential settings. Drowning is the leading cause of unintentional death … Continue reading

Dangerous exploration

The headlines continue to be written about children who have been left alone unattended in a vehicle and died due to heatstroke.  According to Safe Kids Worldwide, every 10 days in the United States a child dies when left alone … Continue reading

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