No one can say they've gone through life without some sort of traumatic experience. We have each encountered losses and hurts, done intentionally or unintentionally, the result of living among imperfect people in an imperfect world. Our children are,...
By now I would think all women taking, or of age to take, contraceptives have heard ads for IUDs or Intrauterine Devices. The little pieces of plastic or copper that go into the uterus to prevent pregnancy for up...
We're so conditioned to compare our own bodies that we don't blink an eye when that same societal pressure is placed on our children, as early as their first pediatrician appointment. We wear their percentile ranking like a badge of...
May is Celiac Awareness Month. And if you don’t know what celiac disease is, you are not alone. Celiac disease is an autoimmune disease where the body views gluten, which is the protein found in wheat, rye, and barley, as...
May is National Asthma and Allergy Awareness month, with the week of May 8-14 being Food Allergy Awareness Week.  Asthma and allergies are serious chronic diseases that affect many adults and children throughout the country. One in thirteen American children...
You asked and got the answers! Columbia Mom readers submitted questions about COVID-19 vaccines for children, and we had the unique opportunity to sit down with Dr. Kenneth Alexander, the Chief of Infectious Diseases at Nemours Children’s Health in...
I struggled to become pregnant. I fought to stay pregnant. I fought hard for her.  After numerous ultrasounds and weeks on bed rest, I gave birth to a perfect baby girl. In that hospital room, I whispered to her that...
Many of you are probably familiar with Autism Awareness Month/Day, which occurs each April as a way to educate the public about Autism. While most people are aware Autism exists, the depiction of it as a problem that needs...
We’ve had many firsts in our family that we’ve celebrated, some of which were a pretty big deal. We’ve also had some not so exciting firsts, and cavities were one of those unwelcomed ones. According to kidshealth.org, cavities develop when...
Therapy is a common resource used by a diverse group of people. It’s not only applicable during a huge period of growth or after a traumatic event. It can be used preventatively or to help minimize the number of...
One minute it was 2019; a pretty good year in general. It was a time when we thought the year 2020 was going to bring nothing but new apps and more ways for our kids to download things on...
Here's a quick quiz for you. Do you avoid indoor dining? Do you race through grocery stores or opt for grocery delivery? Do you mask up to go indoors? Do you sanitize your hands after a public outing? Do...
January is National Blood Donor Month. Per the Red Cross, "January marks the 52nd anniversary of National Blood Donor Month – a time to recognize the importance of giving blood and platelets while celebrating the lifesaving impact of those who roll...
Making decisions about your child's health is one of the most important choices you'll face. We recently partnered with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to share information about COVID, vaccinations, and how they relate to children...
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