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Suicide Prevention: Help for Kids and Teens

by Kari J. Tanta, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA, Children’s TherapySeptember is suicide prevention month. Though a yearly event, suicide prevention month 2020 highlights a heightened need for all of us to take time to refresh our knowledge about suicide. In a year filled with COVID-19, racial inequalities and police violence, social isolation, and economic har...

Child Development

Suicide Prevention: Help for Kids and Teens

by Kari J. Tanta, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA, Children’s TherapySeptember is suicide prevention month. Though a yearly event, suicide prevention month 2020 highlights a heightened need for all of us to take time to refresh our knowledge about suicide. In a year filled with COVID-19, racial inequalities and police violence, social isolation, and economic har...

Childhood Weight Management

Does Breastfeeding Affect the Risk of Childhood Obesity?

Yes! After Valley Family Medicine Residency physicians reviewed over a dozen studies with more than 76,000 infants primarily from the Unites States and Great Britain, they found that breastfeeding lowers the risk of childhood obesity. Based on what the cumulative research shows, here are some feeding guidelines to help lower the risk of childhood o...

Children’s Therapy

Suicide Prevention: Help for Kids and Teens

by Kari J. Tanta, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA, Children’s TherapySeptember is suicide prevention month. Though a yearly event, suicide prevention month 2020 highlights a heightened need for all of us to take time to refresh our knowledge about suicide. In a year filled with COVID-19, racial inequalities and police violence, social isolation, and economic har...

Infant/Toddler

How to Get Your Child with Suspected Disabilities or Developmental Delays Identified, Evaluated and Into an Early Intervention Program with Child Find

by Natalie Frei, PT, DPT, Children's Therapy Child Find is the process of locating and evaluating children before age 3 for disabilities and/or developmental delays. IDEA, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, requires all school districts to locate, evaluate and provide services for students ages 0 to 21 who have a qualifying disability...

Pediatric Sleep

Sleep Resources for a Better Night’s Rest from Sleep Expert Wynne Chen, MD

“The best part of my job as a sleep physician is having the opportunity to meet interesting people every day and educate them about a vital part of their daily lives that is often overlooked–their sleep.” Wynne Chen, MD, Pulmonary & Sleep Disorder Clinic “We now know that common sleep disorders such as obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) sp...

Safety

Suicide Prevention: Help for Kids and Teens

by Kari J. Tanta, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA, Children’s TherapySeptember is suicide prevention month. Though a yearly event, suicide prevention month 2020 highlights a heightened need for all of us to take time to refresh our knowledge about suicide. In a year filled with COVID-19, racial inequalities and police violence, social isolation, and economic har...

Teen

Suicide Prevention: Help for Kids and Teens

by Kari J. Tanta, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA, Children’s TherapySeptember is suicide prevention month. Though a yearly event, suicide prevention month 2020 highlights a heightened need for all of us to take time to refresh our knowledge about suicide. In a year filled with COVID-19, racial inequalities and police violence, social isolation, and economic har...