Posts Tagged: children

My child has a heart murmur. What does that mean?

Imagine taking your 18-month-old child to see her pediatrician for her regular well-child visit. The doctor listens to her for an extended period of time looking somewhat concerned. He then turns to you and says, “Has anyone told you that your child has a heart murmur?” You tell him no, he then says, “We need…
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Depression is an illness. Have you been screened?

Depression is recognized as the most common type of mood disorder today. It is estimated that 17 percent of the U.S. population (between 5-12 percent of men and 10-20 percent of women) will suffer from a major depressive episode at least once in their lifetime. Over time, untreated depression can lead to significant impairment, other…
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Choose safe toys this holiday season

Do you know what toys are safe for a child? As an adult, sometimes it’s hard to tell. A toy might not look dangerous to you, but hazards may lurk for children. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission estimates that hospital emergency rooms in the United States treated more than a quarter-million toy-related injuries in…
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