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Getting books from health care providers will soon be a routine part of regular pediatric checkups.
Foram Mankodi, M.D., began seeing patients at the Belle Plaine clinic July 13.
There is something special about Camp Wabi, a camp designed specifically to help young people struggling with weight. Campers and counselors share what's up with Wabi.
The early years in a child’s life have a significant effect on his or her future learning, behavior and well-being. Adverse childhood experiences, known as ACEs, create toxic levels of stress that can harm brain development.
Adverse childhood experiences, or ACEs, are negative events in a child’s life that can have lasting effects on health and well-being. There are multiple ways to build and strengthen a child’s resilience and help lessen the consequences of ACEs.
Despite some fluctuating oxygen levels at birth, Lauren Hoel went home shortly after her birth in November 2011. But four days later, when her parents brought her in for a routine well-baby visit, they requested Lauren's oxygen levels be retested.
Your 15-year-old son is getting a ride home from school with one of his friends. His buddy pulls out a device that looks like a USB flash drive. But it isn’t a computer device at all. It’s a Juul, a trendy vaping device among teenagers and young adults, and he asks your son if he is interested in trying it.
Constipation can cause issues with bowel movements in as many as 30 percent of children. It’s a common concern for many parents. Most often, constipation affects preschool-age children but can also occur in older children.
The holidays are here, and toys are a great way for children to learn and become good problem solvers. Sometimes, though, our good intent can lead to a child being cut, bruised, poisoned, shocked, suffocated or choked by unsafe toys.
Vaccinations are an important way to keep your child safe and healthy. Some parents have opted out of having their children vaccinated because of a fear that immunizations lead to autism. A 2015 study dispels the myth.
Whether it is time for a well-child visit, a preventive exam or a bigger health concern, Cheryl and Dan Meyer and family, including their adult daughters and young grandchildren, call Sarah Strahm, a family nurse practitioner at Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire. As a Family Medicine provider, Strahm takes care of patients of all ages and life stages.
Social media is a fun and easy way for kids to connect with friends. Because kids younger than the legal age of 13 are starting to join in, it’s important to teach them that even though social media is fun to use, there also are risks.
A new school year is a great time to revisit goals and re-establish good habits — for kids and their parents.
Does your child have difficulty focusing on an activity or seem impulsive in behavior? When symptoms are severe enough and cause ongoing problems in more than one area of your child’s life, it could be a sign of a neurobehavioral disorder, such as ADHD.