Adults have had a difficult time with the news, but what about our kids? As adults, it is our responsibility to process tragic experiences with our children who may be feeling fear and confusion.
Increased reports of teen suicide have rattled our nation and city, of late, and multiple studies have shown a sharp increase in adolescent depression. Could teen smartphone use be contributing to this spike?
More than a third of adults aren’t getting enough sleep, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Medical research shows a lack of sleep affects your physical health, safety (think driving while drowsy), and mental health.
Cold and flu season is upon us. That’s the bad news. The good news is that there are things you can do to prevent your kids from catching or spreading the viruses. Here are our top five recommendations.
Each time she prepares for a fitness class, Legacy volunteer Jennafer Hamilton looks out into the crowd of eager school-aged children and parents who renew her commitment to volunteer. “The smiles. It’s really just about the smiles,” she says.
Parents should be aware that toys have some hidden risks, too. In 2016, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, there were 240,000 toy-related injuries requiring emergency room visits.
Maintaining your teeth isn’t only about looking good. As Legacy’s Director of Dental Care Dr. Mark DeAnda explains, poor dental hygiene can lead to problems bigger than an unpleasant smile. Tooth decay and gum disease can affect other parts of your body, including your heart.
Untreated and/or uncontrolled diabetes can cause blindness, amputation, kidney failure, heart attack and more. The disease affects almost 10 percent of all Americans, according to the American Diabetes Association.
As we enter full-force into the holiday season, it’s a great time to focus on your diabetes self-care and also remind yourself that there are many things that you can do to prevent or delay diabetes symptoms.
Kids will misbehave, but effective consequences can help them improve. Legacy’s director of therapy services shares a proven technique to help parents cope.