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How to Help a Child During and After a Seizure

There are fewer things in life that are as heartbreaking as finding out your child has a medical condition. It can be equally disconcerting and frightening if they haven’t been diagnosed with anything, but they’ve recently had a seizure and you’re scrambling trying to find out what caused it. What, exactly, are seizures? Why do…

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How to Help a Child During and After a Seizure

Thalassemia: Symptoms, Causes, & Treatment

Hearing that your child has been diagnosed with a serious medical condition brings along many feelings — overwhelm, denial, anger, confusion. You may be wondering how to move forward. What’s the best form of treatment? Even if the ailment sounds somewhat familiar (such as is often the case with inherited disorders like thalassemia) you may…

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Thalassemia: Symptoms, Causes, & Treatment

Developmental Assessment

When it comes to taking care of your child, you want to make sure you do as much as possible — provide them with a good quality of life, safeguard their health, and show them a lot of love. And, while some things are popularly known as things you do as a regular part of…

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Developmental Assessment

When Should My Child Get a Flu Shot?

At some point or another, most people have had experience with the flu. The fever, body aches, congestion, and fatigue are miserable. You feel like you have no energy to get anything done, so in addition to feeling unwell, it’s extremely disruptive of your daily routine. Therefore, when it comes to the possibility of it…

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When Should My Child Get a Flu Shot

A House Full of Love

Jamie Dwyer has been a healthcare professional for more than a decade — with six of those years working as a nurse. After spending 14 years assisting adults with special needs at a group home in New York, she joined the Sonas family. And, for the past two years, she has been a home caregiver for…

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A House Full of Love

7 Fun Activities for the Visually Impaired

If you’re taking care of a visually impaired loved one, you may be wondering about the types of activities you can do. You want to ensure you choose something that’s enjoyable and that doesn’t place focus on the fact that your loved one has little to no vision. Fortunately, there are plenty of activities that…

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Fun Activities for the Visually Impaired

Pediatric Tonsillitis

If your child has been complaining lately about discomfort in their mouth — or being fussier than usual — you may be concerned about its root cause. In fact, anything that causes them to experience pain can become a cause for alarm when it becomes consistent, and you can’t figure out what it is. Such…

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Pediatric Tonsillitis

Can G-Tubes Be Removed?

Gastronomy tubes (also known as g-tubes) are necessary for both adult and pediatric patients who can’t consume nutrients or hydration on their own due to a health condition. The families of such patients deal with the emotional load that comes with becoming acquainted with new medical terms, getting ready for the g-tube procedure on their loved…

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Can G-Tubes Be Removed?

Limited Mobility Exercises for Children

If your child’s health or life circumstances prevent them from having full mobility, you may be wondering how to encourage as active a lifestyle as possible. After all, regular exercise promotes good cardiovascular health as well as allows children to interact with peers as they play or do other fun activities. But is it really…

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5 Limited Mobility Exercises for Children

Ear Infections in Children

Having kids comes with certain joys — such as when they say their first words, take their first steps, or do something that absolutely melts your heart. But it also comes with a lot of responsibilities and sleepless nights — especially if your child is suffering from an ear infection. Why, exactly, do they happen?…

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Ear Infections in Children