Drug overdose deaths among pregnant and postpartum women increased more than 180 percent in the past five years, according to a new study conducted at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health. The analysis also revealed that the number of pregnancy-associated overdose deaths reached a record high in 2020, likely exacerbated by social, economic, and
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Dreading Family Gatherings? How to Survive the Holidays! The Parenting Junkie discusses what to do when you find yourself dreading family gatherings. With the holidays upon us many people find themselves dreading seeing family. You can learn how to survive the holidays with family. Instead of avoiding family during the holidays, learn how to survive
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A team of researchers from Nagoya University in central Japan investigated how restrictions on children’s activities during the COVID-19 pandemic affected their life habits and their abilities to perform physical activities. By comparing medical examination data before and after the onset of the pandemic, they found that physical functions among adolescents deteriorated, including their dynamic
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Behind Florida’s decision to block clinical services for transgender adolescents is a talking point — repeated by the state’s governor and top medical authorities — that most cases of gender incongruence fade over time. The Florida Board of Medicine voted Nov. 4 to approve a rule that barred physicians from performing surgical procedures on minors
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A new JAMA Network Open study determines the impact of wearing glasses on the risk of infection with the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) and other respiratory viruses. Study: Effect of Wearing Glasses on Risk of Infection With SARS-CoV-2 in the Community A Randomized Clinical Trial. Image Credit: dissx  Can eyeglasses prevent infection? The
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Both medication and a specific form of talk therapy called cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) are proven evidence-based treatments for children and adolescents with anxiety disorders. But when CBT does not lead to improvement, do parents and their children opt to begin medication treatment? And what factors contribute to this decision? These were the questions researchers
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Join the Play Pandemic Challenge → https://theparentingjunkie.com/challenge And ❤ share this video with 10 friends (https://youtu.be/Q_4g3nHQFkQ) An attitude of gratitude within your mind is the first step for learning how to teach mindfulness for children. Having an attitude of gratitude means that you practice gratitude daily and have gratitude for life, no matter the circumstances.
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In a recent Biological Psychiatry: Global Open Science study, Stanford University researchers assess how stress and social disruptions caused by the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic have affected the neurological development of young adults. Related Stories Study: Effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Mental Health and Brain Maturation in Adolescents: Implications for Analyzing Longitudinal Data. Image
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Join the Play Pandemic Challenge → https://theparentingjunkie.com/challenge ❤ Share this video with 10 friends (https://youtu.be/wXIw_0EK8Ic) The Parenting Junkie shares how to create space to show up to your parenting life. 📦 Move Over Corona, there’s a new pandemic in town. It’s play, and it’s spreading like wildfire throughout the globe. Don’t just survive…thrive. If you
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If your child is doing distance learning right now, then typical screen time rules might not apply in your house for the moment. But since most of us are spending a lot more time on screens lately, we thought it would be good to share some screen time tips for parents from Dr. Katherine Rivera
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