Children with an autism spectrum disorder generally have poor social skills and poor social judgment. They also have a low tolerance for interacting socially for extended amounts of time because it is exhausting for them. Many children with autism want to have friends but don’t know how to go about it. This is where the parents can come in and lend a hand.
This month, HBO is airing a documentary entitled "The Weight of the Nation" urging Americans to view obesity as a public health emergency. We have all heard the statistics and they are grim.
"1 out of 3 children born in the year 2000 will develop diabetes."
“This is the first generation of children that will not outlive their parents."
An article published recently in The Lancet added to the growing concerns about the risks of radiation associated with CT scans in children. The investigators concluded that children undergoing CT scans had a minimally increased risk of developing brain tumors and leukemia. When looked at carefully, the study translated to about one excess case of leukemia and one excess brain tumor for every 10,000 patients undergoing CT scans.
When I was a little girl I loved to take care of people. I played with my dolls and cared for them using bottles, baby carriages and anything else I could get my hands on to make sure they were always neat and clean.
Long after I should have outgrown my doll years, those little dolls were still placed neatly on the shelves, practically in mint condition. I’d like to think that the years I spent caring for my little dolls was a sign that I would eventually go into the nursing profession.