Posts Categorized: Children

What is an eating disorder?

As February comes to an end, UofL Health recognizes National Eating Disorder Awareness Week and the need to spread messages of awareness, support and hope to people with eating disorders and their loved ones. What are eating disorders? Eating disorders are a diverse set of serious yet treatable mental and physical illnesses that affect people…
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Stop the itch: Preventing head lice

You notice your children have been itching their scalps more often than usual. Yesterday, when you picked them up from day care, you noticed other children itching their scalps as well. You decide to go to the bathroom and dig out an old comb from the bottom drawer and check their scalps just make sure…
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Online learning and kids with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder

Schools are open for online sessions. Even though students finished the last school year online, it doesn’t mean the transition to online learning for this school year is any easier, especially for kids with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a neurodevelopment disorder that is often diagnosed during childhood. The hallmark…
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Overcoming pandemic fatigue

As humans, we have a psychological reaction to disaster and we’re seeing those reactions during the COVID-19 pandemic. Early on in any disaster, we go through a period of confusion. We are trying to figure out what’s going on and what’s going to happen next. During this period, many people feel overwhelmed and confused. Our…
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