Cannabis use, including among among pregnant women, is rising sharply in the US. Media and even government outlets seem in a rush to promote it as a side-effect free answer to stress, anxiety and other conditions. But does its use by expectant mothers pose a risk to their unborn children?
It’s almost an American tradition. Probably international, too. Parents have rules for kids, grandma and grandpa frequently ignore them. “Grandma’s house, grandma’s rules,” right? Maybe, but it doesn’t always sit well with parents. Later nights, extra TV and endless snacks may be bones of contention between parents and grandparents.
If you’re like a lot of people, you’ve been doing sanitation gymnastics for months in an effort to prevent infection from the COVID-19 virus. Studies said it could live on countertops, door knobs and other surfaces for weeks and only bleach and disinfectant could save us. But is that true?
One argument in America right now is whether kids can go back to school in the fall. Many teachers, their unions and some in government say it can’t be done safely due to COVID-19 coronavirus. Many parents and others in government say in-person learning should resume.
Adolescents and teenagers often have poor sleep habits. This results in both inadequate amounts of sleep and sleep that is poor quality. Sleep issues can affect their physical growth, as proven in repeated studies. But it also impacts depression and other aspects of mental health.
Doctors and public health officials have had plenty to worry about during the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. Spread rates, mortality rates and who was really at-risk top the list. Also on that list was this: how likely are pregnant mothers to pass the virus along to their unborn children?
By now you’ve been bombarded with news headlines about the “grave danger” to children posed by COVID-19 coronavirus. Reports of “unusual” illnesses related to the virus are swirling, too. But what is the real risk that your children might be killed or left damaged by COVID-19?
Many Americans, including many parents, believe cannabis – marijuana – to be a more benign alternative to other substances, causing few negative side effects and little harm to the body’s systems. But as research continues onto cannabis, we’re learning the truth – and it seems to be getting uglier.
Your kids are especially vulnerable to the psychological and emotional scars that can come from being blasted with pandemic news and misinformation all the time. Join me for some strategies and tactics to help them avoid the worst of it!
A hospital is a scary place for children. Even the hallways can leave them shaking. MRI scanners, though, represent a source of abject terror for most children. One man decided there had to be a better way – so he invented one by redesigning MRI’s to be more “kid-friendly.”