A type of epilepsy that occurs in kids and teens is juvenile myoclonic epilepsy. The jerking or spasming of muscles is a common occurrence with juvenile myoclonic epilepsy. Other seizure forms can be present in one person, involving consciousness impairment or extreme convulsive seizures.
One of the... ... read Juvenile Myoclonic Epilepsy Symptoms and Causes
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Childhood eczema is increasing and is becoming a common problem to school age children. It is estimated that around 20% of children are affected by eczema. This skin disease can take many forms and have long-lasting effect on a child’s health and self-image.
In its initial forms the skin is hot,... ... read Try Aromatherapy to Ease the Symptoms of Childhood Eczema
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The National School Lunch Program and the School Breakfast Program should adopt a new set of nutrient targets and standards for menu planning, says a new report from the Institute of Medicine. The recommended targets and standards would update and improve the programs’ abilities to meet children’s... ... read New nutritional requirements could be on menu for school meals
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If we want to finally figure out a solution to the growing problem of obesity among children in America, we first have to understand the causes of childhood obesity. Naturally, people tend to look at a child’s family for clues. Does family history and genetics contribute to a child’s weight?
Let’s... ... read How Important is Family History to Childhood Obesity?
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If you’re the parent of a child with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), then you know there is nothing you won’t do to help your child. Even families that are already following a treatment plan that includes medication, usually continue to actively seek alternative treatments... ... read Alternative Treatments for ADHD: The Feingold Diet
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You may have heard about childhood obesity and have some concern about your own children. If they do not have a weight problem now, that is good news. But, you can be proactive to prevent obesity from ever happening in your family.
Children are impressionable. They learn most of their habits from their... ... read Important Steps to Prevent Childhood Obesity
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As a chef for 20 years, what’s the toughest challenge I’ve ever faced? Soufflés? Demi-glaces? Deep-fried Turkeys? Forget about it. Try getting a five-year-old to willingly eat something other than French fries.
Here are 5 easy tips to help that picky eater change his or her ways.
Sit down and eat... ... read 5 Tips to Getting Get Picky Kids to Eat Healthier
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Our modern world is full of distractions: 24-hour news, 500 channels, after-school activities and daily errands. It’s no wonder that many people—especially children and teenagers—are having a harder time getting a good night’s sleep. With so many gadgets to play with and so many places... ... read Helping teenagers to get better sleep
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What do you know about juvenile rheumatoid arthritis?
In children ages 16 and younger, juvenile rheumatoid arthritis causes the joints to become inflamed and stiff — usually lasting for more than six weeks. JRA can affect any of the joints.
Surprisingly, juvenile rheumatoid arthritis affects more... ... read Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis
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Autism symptoms vary greatly between those stricken with autism. Despite this variance in symptoms, there are core autism symptoms that are observed.
Many of these core autism symptoms are seen first in relationship and social interactions among children diagnosed with autism. Some of these core autism... ... read First Diagnosed: The Core Symptoms of Autism
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