Coping with Chronic Childhood Illness

By the American Psychological Association Parents want to protect their children and keep them safe. It can be particularly devastating to learn that your child has a chronic illness such as diabetes, cancer or juvenile arthritis. By managing your own emotions during...

Parents Ask: Stomach Aches and Pains

By Dr. Linda Lau, M.D., FAAFP Q: My daughter tends to have a lot of stomach problems. How do I know if it is just a regular stomach bug, a really bad virus, or even a parasite? Also, when should I see a doctor? A: As a parent, it’s not easy to hear your teary-eyed...

K9 Companions

Four-legged friends help kids with cancer By Nora Heston Tarte “Your child has cancer.” Nothing can prepare you for these four words. But they are the four words responsible for launching K9 Companions, a visit and placement program for assistance and therapy dogs to...

Heart Healthy Kids

By Alexa Bigwarfe It’s important for parents to remember that we have to teach our children how to live heart healthy lives. According to statistics, currently 23% of children between the ages of 2 and 5 are classified as “obese” in the United...

Bed-Wetting Blues

By Teri Cettina   Inviting friends over to play at her home is one of Bethany favorite things to do. But when two girls visited on a Saturday, Bethany, 7, was uncharacteristically out of sorts. It started when she hid a headband inside her house and challenged her...

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