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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.

All About Hypothyroidism

By: Joshua Tarkoff, MD on January 19, 2022

January is National Thyroid Awareness Month. Since hypothyroidism is the most common thyroid gland medical condition in children and impacts one out of every 1,250 kids in the United States, that makes it a perfect time to raise awareness about hypothyroidism. Dr. Joshua Tarkoff, pediatric endocrinologist, informs parents what they should be on the lookout for. 

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.

Tips for a Happy and Healthy Holiday Table

By: Leyanee Perez, RDN/LDN on December 10, 2021

Hosting a holiday at home does not come without challenges, but the good news is that you can navigate the holidays beautifully and help create memories for years to come with a good plan and strategy. This is why we have created a list of things that can help you navigate the holidays with the confidence of a worry-free table.

Five Indoor Holiday Activities To Do With Your Family

By: Zoe Costa on December 07, 2021

Engaging in holiday activities can create memories that your children will remember forever! The holidays are a great reminder of what is important, and for me, that is family. With the hustle of everyday activities, we tend to rush through the day without taking the time to be present. Here are some great activities you can do from home with your family and kids.

Participate in Safe Toys and Gifts Month This Holiday Season

By: Bella Behar on November 29, 2021

December is Safe Toys and Gifts Awareness Month. During the biggest gift-giving month of the year, it is important to be cautious when buying presents for your little ones. 

With Rising Rates of Diabetes, National Diabetes Awareness Month Is More Important Than Ever

By: Adriana Carrillo-Iregui on November 22, 2021

November is National Diabetes Awareness Month, which provides us an opportunity to share information about Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes. This year, diabetes awareness is more important than ever, because diabetes rates are rising among children and adolescents. Dr. Adriana Carrillo-Iregui, pediatric endocrinologist, shares the reason for the increase in pediatric diabetes and how parents can help to prevent it.

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