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Child Development Stages and Milestones: What to Expect

Child Development Stages and Milestones: What to ExpectTUESDAY, May 30, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- From their first smile to their first step to the first day of school, children go through a remarkable transformation on their way to adulthood.Here, experts explore the five developmental stages, from infancy to adulthood, and take a deeper look at the developmental milestones acquired along the way. Understanding each stage's developmental milestones can help create an environment that supports their growth.Child development stagesChild development refers to how a child grows and changes over time. The Cleveland Clinic defines the five developmental stages:Birth to 18 months: Newborn through infancy18 months to 3 years: Toddlers3 to 5 years: Preschool6 to 12 years: School age13 to 18 years: AdolescenceDevelopmental milestones are defined in...

Authoritative Parenting: What It Is, Techniques & Discipline

30 May 2023
Authoritative Parenting: What It Is, Techniques & DisciplineTUESDAY, May 30, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- Children’s personalities and moods can be as diverse as the cosmos, so figuring out the best parenting style can be challenging.To help, experts here take a deep dive into authoritative parenting, including what it’s like, examples of authoritative parenting style, its disciplinary strategies and how it compares to authoritarian parenting.What is authoritative parenting?Authoritative parenting is a supportive and nurturing style of parenting that still includes firm boundary-setting, according to the American Psychological Association. Parents use two-way communication and calm reasoning to help their children understand the rules. Although they take input from their child, parents still have the final say.The Cleveland Clinic notes that...

PMS: What It Is, Symptoms & How to Get Relief

30 May 2023
PMS: What It Is, Symptoms & How to Get ReliefTUESDAY, May 30, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- Are you tired of feeling moody, bloated and achy every month right before you get your period? You're not alone. Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) is a common condition that affects many women. Here, experts explore what PMS is, its symptoms and, most importantly, how to find relief from those pesky monthly symptoms. Keep reading to understand your body better, learn how to manage PMS, understand the subtle differences between early pregnancy symptoms and PMS, and when you should seek professional help.What is PMS?PMS refers to the collection of symptoms that typically occur in a predictable pattern that coincides with a woman’s menstrual cycle. When does PMS start? According to Women’, PMS starts after ovulation and ends with the...

HPV: What It Is, Symptoms in Men vs. Women & Treatment

30 May 2023
HPV: What It Is, Symptoms in Men vs. Women & TreatmentTUESDAY, May 30, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- Talking about sexually transmitted infections (STIs) can be uncomfortable. But whether you’re talking to your partner, child or doctor, these are important conversations to have.The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates 20% of Americans had an STI in 2018. There are still more undetected, unreported and untreated STIs that can result in “serious health consequences.”Human papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common STI in the United States, so it’s important to know the facts.What is HPV?The CDC reports there were 43 million HPV infections in the United States in 2018. It’s a virus, and Mayo Clinic says it’s so widespread that an estimated 85% of all people will become infected with HPV in their lifetime.Dr. Nipunie...

ER-Based Pharmacies Could Improve Kids' Care, Pediatricians' Group Says

30 May 2023
ER-Based Pharmacies Could Improve Kids` Care, Pediatricians` Group SaysTUESDAY, May 30, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- When parents rush their kids to an emergency room in the dead of night for an asthma attack or high fever, they are often discharged with a prescription. The problem is, there may be nowhere to fill it promptly.Now, a new report from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is calling attention to the issue, and highlighting one potential solution: 24-hour ER pharmacies.Studies have found that when children are prescribed medication in the emergency department, one-third to one-half of families never pick up the prescription.There are likely various reasons for this, but research shows that trouble getting to a pharmacy is a big obstacle, said Dr. Gregory Conners, chair of the AAP's committee on pediatric emergency medicine.Emergency department...

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