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Child Development

ADHD Treatment for Young Children

About half of young children 2 to 5 years of age receiving care for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are not receiving psychological services, including the recommended treatment of behavior therapy, according to a new CDC Vital Signs report.

May 3, 2016

Flow Restrictors May Help Prevent Medication Poisonings in Young Children

Flow restrictors are intended to work with current child-resistant packaging, such as child safety caps, to help keep young children from getting into medicines when adults aren’t looking.

March 17, 2014

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ADHD Estimates Rise

ADHD is one of the most common chronic conditions of childhood. It often persists into adulthood. Children with ADHD may have trouble paying attention and/or controlling impulsive behaviors.

May 16, 2014

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Autism Estimates Continue to Rise: New Data to Drive Action for Communities and Families

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that 1 in 68 children (or 14.7 per 1,000 eight-year-olds) in the United States has been identified with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

March 27, 2014

CDC Issues First Comprehensive Report on Children's Mental Health in the United States

This report is an important step to better understand childhood mental disorders and help children reach their full potential in life.

February 28, 2014

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Class is In: Essential Tips before going back to school

As students go back to school, it is important that parents and students recognize key health and safety information that will help ensure a great start to the school year.

August 14, 2015

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Essentials for Parenting Toddlers and Preschoolers

As students go back to school, it is important that parents and students recognize key health and safety information that will help ensure a great start to the school year.

October 30, 2014

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Head back to school safer and healthier this year!

Heading back to school is an exciting time of year for students and families. As students go back to school, it is important that they eat healthy and stay active, are up to date on their immunizations, and know the signs of bullying for a healthier and safer school year.

February 28, 2014

January is National Birth Defects Prevention Month

Every 4½ minutes, a baby is born with a major birth defect in the United States. They are a leading cause of death among U.S. infants, accounting for about 20% of mortality in the first year of life. In addition, babies born with birth defects have a greater chance of illness and long term disability than babies without birth defects.

January 7, 2013

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