Less money for vaccinating children, providing HIV testing, treating substance abuse and preparing for biological, chemical and radiological disasters.
Leon Farrant, a graphic design student at Purchase College, used data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to create a striking infographic showing the impact vaccines have had on health in the U.S.
In wake of Newtown shootings, school psychologists seek greater role in school mental health efforts
School psychologists must be part of the conversation about school safety and mental health services, both nationally and at the local level, says the leader of the National Association of School Psychologists at its annual meeting here in Seattle.
For National Heart Month, five Seattle Children’s providers share their tips for helping kids and teens build strong, healthy hearts.
From 2000–2008, the percentage of women who initiated breastfeeding went up from 47.4% to 58.9% for blacks, and 71.8% to 75.2% for whites. Initiation rates for Hispanics went from 77.6% to 80.0%.
It’s hard to write a brief post on something as complicated on teens having and raising children! Your story will be different than anyone else’s, and your experience unique. However, I think the following 8 points are good ones to consider when your teen tells you they are thinking about becoming a parent.
One option for pregnant teens is to bear the pregnancy to term, have the baby, and put it up for adoption. 2-3% of teens who are pregnant choose this route. However, the term “adoption” is not as simple as it used to be; there are different types of adoptions available. In this post, we’ll explore resources, basic information, and options for you and your teen to consider.
Pregnant teens have three options when they are pregnant: They can terminate the pregnancy, or they can carry the pregnancy to term and either raise the child or arrange for an adoption. No matter what happens, this is a decision and a time your teen will always remember. You’ll remember it, too.
By Jen Brown, RN
From Seattle Children’s Teenology 101 weblog
Male teenagers who are involved in a teen pregnancy often don’t get much attention. And yet while the young woman bears the physical effects, a pregnancy takes two people. If your teen son is involved in a pregnancy, his reaction may surprise you. He may be expecting to do absolutely [...]
Finding out that your teen is pregnant, or has gotten somebody pregnant, is usually quite a shock. There are some situations and cultures in which you’re not shocked, and may be okay with the news, in which case your path will be easier.
The requirement is only for individuals, small-groups; advocates say benefits may not be comprehensive or affordable enough.
At Seattle Children’s, 62 infants, kids and teens tested positive for flu last week – three times more than the number of cases seen in the first week of December. In this post, Dr. Tony Woodward, medical director of the division of emergency medicine at Seattle Children’s, shares tips parents can use to keep the flu from spreading:
In this third article from her series on teens, sex and the risk of sexually transmitted infections, Seattle Children’s physician Dr. Yolanda Evans talks chlamydia.
In this second article from her series on teens, sex and the risk of sexually transmitted infections, Seattle Children’s physician Dr. Yolanda Evans talks about gonorrhea.