Children And Birth Defects Birth defects can occur to
couples whom have no family history of birth defects and to those who even have other healthy children. There
are some birth defects in which there is no known cause. Alcohol abuse and certain medications may be causes for
birth defects and some infections can also cause birth defects.
Autism Having a child who has been diagnosed with autism can be a particularly challenging time for any
family. The emotional roller coaster lurches from disbelief, anger, relief at finally having an explanation
for your childs unusual behavior, guilt, surprise, helplessness, devastation, understanding, and so the list
AIDS and HIV Babies born to HIV-infected women may become infected before or during birth or through
breast-feeding after birth. Children who are born with the HIV virus are often diagnosed at an early
age and treatments can begin immediately.
Alcoholism Alcohol is the leading preventable cause of mental and physical
birth defects. When a woman drinks alcohol during her pregnancy, she risks giving birth to a child who could
have lifelong mental and physical deficiencies.
Anger Management Techniques A teen has many tools available to them in which to manage their anger. Anger Management Tools are
what a teen can use to channel or funnel their emotions so that they can express themselves without causing
injury to themselves, others or property.
Depression Researchers are beginning to understand that this is a serious problem amongst the youth of this
country. Studies are telling them that one in every eight teenagers and one in every thirty-three children
under the age of twelve are suffering from depression. This becomes a bigger problem because if a child has a
depressive episode so young it means they are likely to have another within five years
Diabetes Although the
increase in obesity in children is beginning to increase the incidence of these overweight children
developing type 2 diabetes, it is usually type 1 diabetes that develops in
Eating Disorders Eating disorders tend to affect young people more than any other age group. Because eating disorders
often develop during the often-difficult period of the adolescent years, it is imperative that parents take a
proactive role in helping prevent the onset of an eating disorder in the family.
Snoring It is estimated that somewhere between 3% and 12% of children of a preschool age snore even though
the majority of these children are probably without any other symptoms and otherwise appear quite fit and
healthy. This type of snoring experienced by children is called primary snoring.
Weight Loss Surgery Due to our international childhood obesity epidemic, weight loss surgeons are now taking the drastic
measure and launching weight reduction surgery for adolescents as well as adults. Treatment consists of
radical surgery on those children who are morbidly obese.
Infection Control There are countless measures at the home you can take to avoid infections. However, always remember
that there are some good bacteria too so try and be cognizant that antibacterial products will not
necessarily be the best cleaning solution for you.
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) Facts If your child is exhibiting any of the following symptoms: obsessive thoughts, repetitive behaviors,
frequent mood swings, extreme shyness or isolating behaviors or depression, your child may be suffering from
one of many teen anxiety disorders. So, how can you treat anxiety disorders such as obsessive
compulsive disorder? Believe it or not, you have many options both conventional and holistic in
Skin Infection A baby's skin is not just tender and soft, it is susceptable to many skin infections. Some common
skin conditions and infections include: baby acne, candidiasis, chapped skin, cradle cap, diaper rash,
eczema, heat rash or also known as prickly heat and impetigo.
Quitting Smoking Those who begin smoking young are more likely to smoke long
term. Sometimes kids get caught by their parents who by their disappointment and concern are able to help
them quit but all too often their parents are not aware of their new habit because the teen smokes only at
school or because he parents are too busy to see.
Sports Injuries The most common sports injuries are Achilles tendon injuries, dislocations, fractures, knee
injuries, sprains and strains, shinbone pain, and swollen muscles. Sports injuries can be caused by accident
during the course of playing the sport or when exercising, or they can be the result of poor training, or
improper gear and equipment.