Asperger’s Myths and Facts

Asperger’s Myths and Facts

While there is still a lot to learn about autism in general, high-functioning autism, also known as Asperger’s syndrome, is considered to be even more of a mysterious condition and people can hold many, sometimes conflicting misconceptions about it. A Brief Look at...
10 Great Stories for Nature-Loving Kids!

10 Great Stories for Nature-Loving Kids!

If your little one likes nothing better than to play outdoors until you drag her in for the nightly bathtime or who seems happiest when they are out in the woods or the local park? That is great! Research has shown that taking kids outside helps them with fitness...
Hiccups: Which Remedies Work?

Hiccups: Which Remedies Work?

“Drink some water upside-down—that’ll help.” “Close your eyes. I’ll scare you!” “Have you tried spinning on your head while singing the national anthem? I heard that helps.” Just about everyone has experienced hiccups at some point in their life. It’s a familiar...
HSFK: Vaccines

HSFK: Vaccines

If you are young enough, you might remember going to the doctor to get your “shots” in order to start school.  And let’s face it, getting these shots is no fun?  So why did your mom and dad insist you get them? And why do people take them so seriously?  Read on to...
Thyroid Disease

Thyroid Disease

Your thyroid gland is a small, butterfly-shaped organ located at the base of your throat. Small as it is, however, the thyroid gland is incredibly important for the rest of your body. It helps your body burn calories to maintain energy and affects the way your body...
Sleepwalking

Sleepwalking

If you watch cartoons, chances are you have probably seen cartoon characters such as Bugs Bunny get out of bed in the middle of the night and have crazy adventures while they are sleepwalking.  While this makes for a great cartoon, however, the reality is no laughing...
Tay Sachs

Tay Sachs

Because of better pre-natal testing for parents and a more thorough knowledge of this disease, Tay Sachs is not as common as it used to be. And this is a good thing, because it its most common form, it attacks infants in their first year of life and is always fatal. ...
Sudden Infant Death Syndrome

Sudden Infant Death Syndrome

Sudden Infant Death Syndrome is one of the more heart-breaking medical conditions out there. If your family has been affected by this kind of tragedy, you might be feeling confused and wonder what exactly happened.  Read on to learn more about this problem. What is...
HSFK: Rubella

HSFK: Rubella

Because rubella is so rare in the United States, chances are if you are a kid, you might not even have heard of it!  However, even though it is unusual to get this infection anymore — and although it is mild in most cases in children — it can be very...