Posts Categorized: Children

Sleep apnea in children

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in children is characterized by intermittent complete or partial obstruction of the upper airway that disrupts normal ventilation during sleep, normal sleep patterns or both. The prevalence of pediatric OSA has been estimated at 1-4 percent and its prevalence may be expected to increase with the current pediatric obesity epidemic. It…
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Be seen this Halloween

Twice as many children die as a result of being hit by a car on Halloween than any other day of the year. Now, that’s a scary statistic. Here are some tips to keep everyone safe and the roads a little less scary this Halloween.   For more Halloween safety tips, visit www.safekids.org.  

What parents need to know about SIDS

SIDS is defined when a baby dies during sleep and we never find a cause even after an investigation of the death scene and complete autopsy. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1,500 infants died of SIDS in 2013 and is the leading cause of death in infants 1 to 12 months…
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Depression is an illness. Have you been screened?

Depression is recognized as the most common type of mood disorder today. It is estimated that 17 percent of the U.S. population (between 5-12 percent of men and 10-20 percent of women) will suffer from a major depressive episode at least once in their lifetime. Over time, untreated depression can lead to significant impairment, other…
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