The common cold plagues households throughout America year-round, but even more so as cold weather approaches. Caused by a staggering array of rhinoviruses, colds spread person to person, through contact with contaminated surfaces and airborne respiratory droplets from sneezes and coughs. In cold weather, more people congregate indoors, and so the contagion spreads more easily.
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Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a common mental health disorder in which people experience trouble focusing on tasks, controlling their impulses, or sitting still. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, about 3 to 5 percent of children, meaning at least one child in a class of 25 to 30 students, will have
Just like adults, it’s natural for children to feel down sometimes. During their developmental years, they may often feel strong emotions of fear and worry. However, if your child is feeling “blue” for a long period of time, it may be more than normal ups and downs. It could be a sign of depression. If
Mental health disorders are becoming increasingly common in both children and teenagers. Factors such as stress at home or school, losing a loved one, and bullying can lead to serious problems, including depression, anxiety, eating disorders, and self-harm. It is believed that half of all mental health disorders start by age 14 and often go
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is among the most common neurodevelopmental disorders affecting children in the United States. According to statistics, approximately 388,000 children aged 2–5 years; and some 2.4 million children aged 6–11 years are diagnosed with ADHD. ADHD is also deemed the most extensively researched pediatric mental health condition, and yet, there has
Your first visit to the pediatrician is stressful, not only for you as the parent but for your child too. But trips to see the pediatrician are necessary to ensure your child’s healthy growth and development. And developing a good rapport with your child’s pediatrician will go a long way toward decreasing the stress level
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