As parents, finding out that our children have a medical problem, such as Auditory Processing Disorder (APD), can be devastating; however, when we take the time to learn more about the condition, we are better equipped to help our children through this difficult time.
Time was running out for young Adanelie Gonzalez, a four-year-old patient at Miami Children’s Hospital who had been born with a serious heart condition, total anomalous pulmonary venous connection (TAPVC). Even after two complex open-heart surgeries and multiple cardiac catheterizations, she would tell her parents, “I just can’t breathe.”
A visit to the gynecologist is disconcerting enough, what with someone poking around in your nether regions and all. However, the following information will make sure you are informed and have a better understanding of the common issues, exam guidelines and how to take a more active role in your own vaginal health.
In a society obsessed with diets, body image and popularity, eating disorders seem to provide an answer to some people’s feelings of depression and low self-esteem. Unfortunately, though, eating disorders are a mystery that may not have a happy ending. Much like Alice as she begins her journey, once you begin the path down the rabbit hole of an eating disorder, it is difficult to come out on the other side, no matter how young or old you are.
Some parents find it difficult to talk with their teenagers. Once children hit the teen years, they go through many changes. If you establish a strong foundation when they are younger, however, these changes should not affect your relationship.
Often we take our sight for granted. Many diseases and disorders that can cause loss of vision, if caught early in their development, are treatable. Regular eye exams with a trained Ophthalmologist or a Doctor of Optometry are the keys to keeping your eyes healthy and ensuring that problems are diagnosed quickly. Make regular eye exams a habit.