Full disclosure, I spend about 73% of my time obsessing about whether there will be summer camp in Rhode Island. I send borderline appropriate emails to people I work with on virus response, nagging them about this.
I’ve expanded my obsession to neighboring states. Maine seems promising! Maybe we can move there for the summer?! I’m perusing Airbnb like it’s my (fifth) job.
A new study links young children’s screen time with changes in the brain and slower language development. But parents, before you freak out, take note: Experts — including the author of the study — say it’s probably because of what activities the screen time is replacing instead of the iPads themselves.
The study, published in JAMA Pediatrics, tested 47 children between the ages of three and five on their language and budding reading skills. …
It’s the time of year when parents feel hyper-anxious about their child catching the flu. School is in session, there’s lots of upcoming travel, and the virus is circulating.
While there’s no need to panic — and many fears are unfounded — it is true that the flu can be dangerous for young ones. Robert A. Finkelstein, MD, of the Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine of Weill Cornell Medicine, says he often sees young children in the emergency room during flu season. “We see many children with the flu, particularly between late October and late April.”
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