Vayarin is a medical food that can be used to treat children with ADHD. As a non-stimulant with omega-3 fatty acids, it is an especially good option for those parents who do not want their child on a stimulant drug.
During Screen-Free Week in 2013, April 29 to May 5, the Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood urges children, families, schools, etc. to "turn off screens and turn on life."
National Infant Immunization Week is held each year to highlight the importance of immunizations that protect children against 14 vaccine-preventable diseases.
The Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Program provides some financial support to children with severe mental and/or physical disabilities who meet strict financial eligibility requirements.
National Preparedness Month, sponsored by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, is observed each September. It's a great time to learn how to get your family prepared for any type of emergency that might strike.
Tamiflu is a prescription antiviral medication that can be used to treat and prevent influenza infections (the flu) in children and adults, if their symptoms have started within the last day or two before starting to take Tamiflu.
Learn about Concerta, a stimulant medication that is used to treat children and teens with ADHD.
National Window Safety Week is observed at the beginning of April to help educate parents about the dangers or window falls.
World Health Day, observed on April 7, marks the founding of the World Health Organization.
This year, National Public Health Week is being observed from April 2 - 8, 2012.
Safe Haven Laws allow a parent to leave an unwanted newborn baby in a safe place, such as a hospital, emergency medical services, police station, or fire station, and not have to worry about getting in trouble. The baby will then be given to the state's child welfare department.
ProQuad is a vaccine that combines the MMR and Varivax vaccines for measles, mumps, rubella, and chicken pox into a single shot.
Rotarix is a new rotavirus vaccine that protects children against mild and severe gastroenteritis that is caused by certain strains of rotavirus.
Prevnar 13 is an updated version of the Prevnar vaccine that can protect children against more types of pneumoccocal bacteria that cause serious infections, including meningitis, pneumonia, and blood infections.
Learn about Cervarix, an HPV vaccine that may compete with Gardasil.
Gardasil is a vaccine that protects against the two types of HPV or Human Papillomavirus that cause most cervical cancers and the two types that cause the most genital warts.
Intuniv, a new FDA-approved treatment for children with ADHD, is a long-acting non-stimulant medication that can help to control disruptive ADHD symptoms, including hyperactivity, impulsivity, and inattentiveness.
Pneumovax is a pneumococcal polysaccaride vaccine that is recommended for high risk children who are at least two years old.
Vyvanse, an FDA-approved treatment for children with ADHD, is a long-acting stimulant.
Kinrix is a combination vaccine that includes the DTaP and IPV vaccines into a single shot.
Pentacel is a combination vaccine that combines the DTaP, IPV, and Hib vaccines into a single shot.
RotaTeq is an oral vaccine that works to prevent severe cases of rotavirus gastroenteritis caused by different serotypes of rotavirus.
Learn about Zyrtec or cetirizine, an antihistamine that is used to treat seasonal and perennial allergic rhinitis or allergies in children and adults and which is now available over-the-counter.
Singulair is a prescription allergy medication that can be used to treat indoor and outdoor allergies in children, including infants as young as six months old.
Nexium, the "little purple pill," has now been approved to treat children over age 1 year of age with acid reflux, which is also known as heartburn or more formally as gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).