Maayan S. Heller

Is it plagiocephaly?

Newborns’ soft skulls can be misshapen in childbirth, which usually resolves on its own within the first month or so.

Talk with your hands

Psychologists studying the use of gestures at the University of Chicago say using their hands to work out a problem

Daycare may reduce risk of asthma

A recent study in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology suggests early daycare attendance may protect high-risk infants from later developing asthma.

Apraxia of speech cases on the rise

Recent reports indicate an increase in the number of kids diagnosed with childhood apraxia of speech (CAS),

Mental health drug update

The FDA has recently approved the antipsychotic drug Risperdal for treatment of schizophrenia in adolescents ages 13-17 and for short-term treatment of bipolar disorder in youths ages 10-17.

More than just the winter blues?

Lots of people get that ‘blah’ feeling as cold weather, shorter days and gray skies set in, but you might be surprised that for many, it’s more than just the winter blues.

Bracing for braces

Lots of kids need braces—that’s no secret.

Addressing urban asthma

Asthma is the primary chronic disease in U.S. children, affecting more than 6.5 million. It’s also the third leading cause of childhood hospitalizations and the number one cause of school absences.

Treating and managing teen acne

Dealing with acne can be emotionally painful for both you and your teen, but you can help your child manage breakouts and feel better.

Protect those peepers

Keeping a close eye on your children’s eyes may help prevent serious eye problems.
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