2022 Blog Posts

Curb the Candy Craze for Trick-or-Treaters

By: Maria Parra on October 14, 2022

An important lesson we can teach our children is that no foods – not even candy – need to be completely off limits. It is well recognized that restricting foods can lead to an increased desire to consume the forbidden food. In worst case scenarios, restriction can lead to negative thoughts about these foods in the future while negatively affecting relationships with food.

What Parents Should Know About Amblyopia

By: Luxme Hariharan, MD, MPH on August 17, 2022

Whenever I must deliver a diagnosis of amblyopia, or lazy eye, to a child’s parents, they typically have a lot of concerns. Can it be cured? Will it permanently impact their vision? What does the outlook look like for my child Amblyopia is a condition with long-term implications both for a child’s vision and physical appearance. Luckily, I can offer parents many assurances about the condition.


Three Ways You Can Support Families of Children With Autism

By: Krystal Giraldo on April 15, 2022

Odds are you either know someone with autism or know of someone with autism. Autism now affects one in 68 children and boys are five times more likely to be diagnosed with autism than girls. The numbers alone are alarming. The fact that there is no medical detection let alone a cure, even more so. As a self-proclaimed advocate for my child on the autism spectrum, I have complied a list of 3 simple (and fun) ways YOU can support families with children with autism.

Delicious and Nutritious: Add Latin American Flavor to Your Plate

By: Maria Parra on March 14, 2022

March is National Nutrition Month. That makes this month a great time to start making nutritious food choices for better overall health. If you think that eating healthy means eating boring, think again. The nutrition team at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital is here to remind you that a world of flavors from other cultures is waiting for you. All you need are a few tips to start eating fun, healthy and delicious meals from around the globe! 

Enjoying Spring Break With Kids During COVID-19

By: Ana-Sofia DuLaney on February 14, 2022

Spring break is approaching, and as you plan an exciting family trip, the question may linger about how you and your family can travel safely with the ongoing COVID-19 worries and precautions. Here are a few tips that can help you plan so that your family can have a trip to remember.

Putting a Stop to Teen Smoking

By: Vanessa Molina Santamaria on January 19, 2022

Parents, teachers and pediatricians often faced the challenge of encouraging teens to avoid smoking cigarettes — or helping them quit if they started smoking. Now that challenge has taken a different form, as e-cigarette use, or vaping, has become the growing trend among today’s teenagers. 

National Stalking Awareness Month: Awareness and Prevention

By: Becky Salgado on January 17, 2022

January is National Stalking Awareness Month, and we are sharing tips, information, and resources to assist anyone who may be a victim. While any sort of unwelcome communication or interaction is unpleasant, it’s important to know the seriousness of stalking and the safety measures that can be taken to protect oneself.

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