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February 16, 2016
Author: Mayo Clinic Staff
Children and TV: Limiting your Child's Screen Time

Children and TV often go hand in hand. Understand the effects of too much screen time — and how to enforce reasonable limits.

Are you concerned about how much time your child spends watching TV or movies, playing with a smartphone or computer, or enjoying video games?

Although some screen time can be educational, it's easy to go overboard. Consider this gu....[read more]

January 12, 2016
Author: / Rupal Christine Gupta, MD
Head Lice In Children

The head louse is a tiny, wingless parasitic insect that lives among human hairs and feeds on tiny amounts of blood drawn from the scalp. Lice (the plural of louse) are a very common problem, especially for kids. They're contagious, annoying, and sometimes tough to get rid of.

But while they're frustrating to deal with, lice aren't dangerous. They don't spread disease, although their bi....[read more]

January 08, 2016
Author: Amanda Morin
Understanding ADHD

Suspecting or hearing that your child has ADHD can trigger a number of feelings. It can also raise many questions. You may wonder about symptoms, evaluations and how you can help.

The journey of parenting a child with ADHD can sometimes feel lonely. But the fact is that 9 to 10 percent of kid....[read more]

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