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3 Ways to Reduce Your Child's Halloween Fears

Posted 10-22-2014 at 04:13 PM by ChristaIB (HealthBoards Blog)
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Halloween can be a scary time for some children. Attractions, decorations, costumes, haunted houses, parks and even trick or treating can stir up intense fear. When you have a terrified child on your hands, it can be difficult for them and your entire family to enjoy the popular holiday. Consider taking these few steps, and perhaps you can minimize their concerns before October 31 arrives.



1. Quit the Teasing

As an adult who has spent...
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Can Delaying Motherhood Affect You and Your Baby?

Posted 04-16-2014 at 06:04 PM by ChristaIB (HealthBoards Blog)
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Many women today are choosing to delay motherhood until after age 35. You may be waiting to start a family until after you've established your career or traveled the world, which makes sense, but keep in mind that delayed motherhood can increase certain health risks for you and the baby.

Waiting to Become a Mother

Some experts believe the risks of delaying pregnancy are greatly exaggerated and that the overall health of the mother, before and during...
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Children's Eye Health

Posted 08-06-2013 at 09:38 AM by ChristaIB (HealthBoards Blog)
Updated 08-09-2013 at 10:56 AM by ChristaIB

Did you know that August is Children's Eye Health and Safety Month?

As kids, we all got advice on how to care for and protect our our own children. The thing is, while some of the advice—like “Don’t stare at the sun”—is good, a lot of it is inaccurate, and even dangerous. Below we revisit seven popular myths regarding children’s
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Back to School Anxiety

Posted 08-02-2013 at 12:15 PM by ChristaIB (HealthBoards Blog)
Updated 08-09-2013 at 09:54 AM by ChristaIB

Some kids actually look forward to going back to school each Fall. They get new clothes, they get to see their friends, and they view each new school year as starting a new chapter in their lives. But for many students, and their parents, the changes associated with a new school year can be a source of anxiety. Below are some tips for managing back to school anxiety, and making the beginning of a new school year pleasant for everyone.

Identify the Source of Anxiety

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Schizophrenia and parental abuse

Posted 04-28-2012 at 02:19 PM by howcurious
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Hello,

my psychiatrist has asked me to write to express myself, I would like to give a different vsion of the disease. I was diagnosed schizophrenia 16 years ago, recently I have been diagnosed with a schizoaffective disorder, I have been working for more than 10 years, I live alone and I drive my own car, I have friends and I have a normal life (except during the two occasions that I was in the hospital with a duration not exceeding two weeks).

I can say...
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