Childrens Health Archives

What causes back pain in children and teens?

August 19, 2021

Anyone who has spent time with children knows that some of them can bend themselves into positions that defy logic. A teenager may think nothing of dropping into full splits in front of the television. A child with extra flexibility may love impressing her friends by bending her thumb all the way back to her… [Read More]

Kids Eat Right Month (Conclusion)

September 3, 2020

In celebration of Kids Eat Right Month, this entire month you have been encouraged to eat and cook healthier. Encouraging healthier meals does not have to sacrifice taste. The Mayo Clinic published an article outlining 5 tasty ways to tweak recipes for healthier eating. (1) Let’s look at a few: 1. Start fresh and stay… [Read More]

Kids Eat Right Month (Week 3)

August 20, 2020

August is celebrated as Kids Eat Right Month sponsored by the Academy of Nutrition Dietetics (“Academy”). Today, the Academy represents more than 100,000 credentialed practitioners, registered dietitian nutritious, dietetic technicians, and other dietetics and nutrition professionals, and is committed to improving the nation’s health and advancing the profession of dietetics through research. This week, this… [Read More]

How allowing our kids to express themselves can improve their mental wellness as adults

May 23, 2019

By: Dr. Nicole Washington board-certified psychiatrist “Stay out of grown folks’ business” “Speak when spoken to” “You’re too young to have an opinion” I am sure that many of you have either heard these words when you were a kid or have spoken them to your own children. Oftentimes in the Black community we don’t… [Read More]

Children and mental health: What can you do to help your child?

September 13, 2018

By: Priscilla Q. Williams, RN Author, Speaker, Certified Life Coach, Global Nurse According to the Children’s Mental Health Report, mental health disorders are the most common diseases of childhood. An estimated 17.1 million children have or have had a psychiatric disorder more than the number of children with cancer, diabetes, and AIDS combined. This is… [Read More]