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6 Things You Need To Know About Children And Vitamins So You Can Choose The Best Ones For Your Child

Going to the pharmacy to buy vitamins for your child can be a daunting experience. The choices are overwhelming.

“But how do we best determine what kinds of vitamins our children need? Should all kids be taking the same vitamins across the board? In partnership with Walgreens, we’ve gathered some important facts about vitamins to help . . . → Read More: 6 Things You Need To Know About Children And Vitamins So You Can Choose The Best Ones For Your Child

The Latest on Head Lice

Most parents will have to deal with head lice at some point in their children’s lives and it is not a pleasant experience.

“The American Academy of Pediatrics put out its latest clinical report on head lice in 2015, a joint project of the group that focuses on . . . → Read More: The Latest on Head Lice

Many Young Adults With Autism Also Have Mental Health Issues

A recent study found that young people on the autism spectrum are more likely to suffer from psychiatric conditions such as depression, anxiety and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) than are typically developing people.

“When it comes to mental health diagnoses and use of psychiatric services, there’s a really strong need for the entire . . . → Read More: Many Young Adults With Autism Also Have Mental Health Issues

For Children With Severe Anxiety, Drugs Plus Therapy Help Best

Recent study finds that for children and teens dealing with severe anxiety the combination of therapy and medication seems to bring greatest benefits.

“Teens and children struggling with anxiety are often prescribed medication or therapy to treat their symptoms. For many, either drugs or therapy is enough, but some young people can’t find respite from . . . → Read More: For Children With Severe Anxiety, Drugs Plus Therapy Help Best

Concussion Laws Are Working, But Young Athletes Are Still At Risk

Football tackle at youth game during the day.

The law passed to prevent recurrent concussions in children seems to be working, but initial concussions are still a risk for young athletes.

“All 50 states and Washington, D.C., have enacted varying versions of Washington state’s Zackery Lystedt law, named for a 13-year-old football athlete who . . . → Read More: Concussion Laws Are Working, But Young Athletes Are Still At Risk