A Mom's Priority: Pediatric Healthcare

Managing Your Asthma When Hiking

Asthma, especially mild asthma, is no reason to give up a love the great outdoors. If you have been diagnosed with any form of asthma, including both sports-induced and allergy-related asthma, then you simply need to be better prepared before heading out on a hike or into the back country. The following tips can help keep you breathing easily as you embark upon your next outdoor adventure. Tip #1: Know your triggers   Read More...

Has Your Child Recetly Been Diagnosed With Autism Spectrum Disorder? Treatments To Understand

If you have a child that has struggled in their early years with socialization, academics, tactile issues, focus, and more, you may have taken them in for an assessment with a physician or educational therapist (or both). And even though you know and understand that there is something different about your child, you may still find it difficult to understand what it means for you and your child when they get a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder.   Read More...

4 Tips For Communicating With Someone With Dementia

For people who have a loved one dealing with dementia, communication is a constant struggle. Not only do you have to learn to navigate your loved one's new behavior, but you also must learn to effectively communicate with them in a manner that is comfortable for both you and them. Here are some tips to keep in mind.   Stay Calm Always strive to stay calm when communicating with your loved one.   Read More...

Should You Worry About Toe Walking?

Children who are learning to walk can sometimes practice toe walking. In most instances, the practice is harmless and will correct itself. For some children, toe walking can be an indication of an underlying medical condition. If your child walks on his or her toes, here is what you need to know.   When Should You Be Concerned? Toe walking is common for toddler children. As they become more familiar with walking on different surfaces, they should cease the practice of walking on their toes.   Read More...

Getting Rid Of Lice On Your Child's Stuffed Animals

Head lice have nearly become a rite of passage in public schools across the country. It also means that outbreaks are common in daycares and preschools. If your little one has been affected by a lice outbreak, you not only need to treat their hair, but also their bedding and stuffed animals. If you're new to the process, here's what you need to know to be sure that you don't re-introduce lice from poorly treated stuffed animals.   Read More...