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6 Signs Your Child May Have an Eating Disorder

Eating disorders are characterized by unhealthy approaches to eating, weight and exercise. But they are more than a refusal to eat healthy; eating disorders are complex psychiatric disorders. If your child has an eating disorder, he or she also might have problems with self-image, anxiety and even depression. As many as 24 million people in […]

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Are you Prepared to Help your Child Cope with Anxiety?

Anxiety disorders affect one in eight children and, if they go unrecognized and untreated, can lead to poor school performance or socialization, loss of sleep and even eventual substance abuse. 7 Types of Anxiety While anxiety is a normal emotional response to stress, anxiety disorders are psychiatric illnesses characterized by constant and overwhelming worry or […]

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How Much Do You Know About Sudden Cardiac Arrest?

What is Sudden Cardiac Arrest? Sudden cardiac arrest is when the heart abruptly stops functioning. When the heart is no longer pumping blood to the brain and other vital organs, death can occur within minutes. “While not common, sudden cardiac arrest is more devastating in young people,” says William Scott, M.D., Co-Director of The Heart […]

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Plastic Surgery and Teens: Right, Wrong or Somewhere in Between?

The term “plastic surgery” often brings to mind thoughts of entertainment personalities who have cosmetic surgery to keep a youthful appearance. When thinking of plastic surgery in children we usually think of reconstructive procedures such as cleft lip and palate repair, however cosmetic procedures can sometimes be the right choice for children. Cosmetic surgery procedures […]

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The Chiari Challenge – Managing an Increasingly Common Condition

Has your child recently been diagnosed with a structural defect of the cerebellum known as a Chiari malformation? This scary-sounding, but relatively common condition is often discovered accidentally when children are screened for a different issue. Most children have no symptoms, and those who do may report nonspecific ones like headache and neck pain associated […]

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