Kids & Parenting

The Importance of Back-to-School Vaccinations

The new school year is fast approaching and kids around the country are getting their supply lists for the classroom. One item not on their list – but that should be a top priority – is an updated vaccination record. Learn more about vaccination records and find a Baptist Health pedriatrician near you today.

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3 Healthy Versions of Your Kids’ Favorite Foods

You want your kids to fill up on healthy food, but it can be hard to make them put down the chicken nuggets in favor of more wholesome options. Help even your pickiest eater get the nutrition they need with these healthy versions of three popular kid-friendly recipes: strawberry shakes, cookies and mac and cheese.

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Is It ADHD?

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.

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