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Fevers in Children

During this time of cold and flu almost every family is bound to have at least one child with a fever.  Knowing what to do when your child develops a fever can be confusing as there is a lot of misinformation out there, so let’s clear that up.  The first thing to know is the

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Books for Kids with Anxiety

With all of the books that are out there it can be hard to know which of the many to pick on a certain topic.  Therefore, I have collected a number of good titles on the topic of childhood anxiety to help families out.  There are books for kids of all ages and a section

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E-cigarettes

E-cigarettes are devices that heat a liquid, usually containing nicotine, flavoring and other chemicals, into an aerosol that can be inhaled.  Other names for e-cigarettes include vapes, vape-pens, e-cigs, e-hookahs, mods, and electronic nicotine delivery systems.  They can look like traditional pipes, cigarettes, or cigars, or like pens, USB devices or other everyday objects.  While

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Stuttering

Stuttering is a speech fluency disorder characterized by repetitions of sounds, syllables, or words along with pauses in speech called blocks. Stuttering is a normal part of speech development in children when their speech and language abilities have not yet developed to keep up with what they want to say.  This typically occurs between ages

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Youth Suicide

Adolescence is a time of tremendous growth and potential.  Teens can have difficulty navigating new milestones in preparation for adult roles.  These transitions can lead to various mental health challenges that can be associated with increased risk for suicide.  Suicide is the second leading cause of death among youths age 15 – 24.  Approximately one

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Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

The month of September is designated as Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.  Childhood or pediatric cancer is not just one disease, rather many different types of cancer that affect children and adolescents at a rate of about 15,000 patients each year in US.   The most common type is leukemia, a cancer of the blood, followed by

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