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Arkansas has one of the highest rates of Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, or ADHD, in the country, with the condition affecting nearly 15% of our population. Though ADHD can present significant hurdles for those with the condition, many of them live productive, healthy lives through a variety of treatment options.
An individual is diagnosed with ADHD when he or she displays at least six out of the nine (five out of nine for individuals 17 and older) symptoms of either inattention type ADHD or hyperactivity-impulsivity type ADHD over a period of six months or longer within at least two settings, such as home and school/work. Read on to learn more about the symptoms of ADHD and find out if you or someone you care for may need a professional evaluation.
A baby who breastfeeds well cues (shows readiness) for feedings, is in a good feeding position, latches-on (attaches) deeply at the breast, and moves milk forward from the breast and into his or her mouth. It is also comfortable for the mother.
A baby has to wake up and let his or her mother know that he or she wants to eat. This is called showing feeding cues. A baby should show he or she is hungry 8 to 12 times in a 24-hour period. Watch your baby and begin breastfeeding when you see your baby:
With the kids out of school for summer vacation, now is the perfect time for family-friendly activities. Fortunately, the Natural State is full of opportunities for fun and safe adventures your kids will never forget. Whether you’re looking to experience the great outdoors or beat the Arkansas heat, there’s a destination for your family, close to home!
Spring is finally here, and its longer days and pleasant temperatures present the perfect opportunity to enjoy outdoor activities with your grandchildren. Here are some ideas below to bond with the youngsters in your life while encouraging healthy habits.
Want to help the whole family eat healthier in 2018? An easy way to reach your goal is to include vegetables in your meals. While it might be difficult to get your kids on board the veggie wagon at first, the following tips will help your pickiest eaters love produce.
One of the most imminent threats to the safety of children over the age of one is injury from a toy, and the influx of shiny new ones during the holidays can increase this risk. By taking a few precautions, you can significantly reduce the likelihood of your child getting hurt.
Caring for a child with asthma can be daunting. As a parent, you try to keep them from developing the condition, or remove asthma triggers if they already have it. While this often involves trips to the allergist and keeping the house clean, there are a few surprising ways you can possibly prevent and treat childhood asthma.
When a kid is bullied, the experience often leaves the child’s parents feeling emotional, discouraged and completely powerless – which fortunately isn’t the case. While you can’t keep negative experiences out of your child’s life, you do have the power to healthily handle bullying, and help your child do the same. If your child tells you that he or she has been bullied, follow these tips.
Children today are more sedentary and consume more sugar than generations before. As a result, pediatricians are treating a host of health problems at a higher frequency, including asthma, type 2 diabetes, sleep apnea and obesity. Help your kid build healthy habits that will last their lifetime by following these tips.
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