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Q&A: What you need to know about AFM

The mysterious disease, acute flaccid myelitis, has parents talking — should you be worried?

Not-so-sweet and too sexy: The Halloween costume dilemma

How to talk to your daughter about what’s age-appropriate

8 ways to reduce your breast cancer risk

Many factors over the course of a lifetime can influence your breast cancer risk.

What you need to know about disordered eating

If your child has an unhealthy relationship with food, then you need to pay attention

Back-to-school physical examinations

Learn about the whens and whys of annual physical exams and about some best practices regarding sending kids back to school healthy and ready to learn

Pregnant? Get moving!

Prenatal exercise keeps you healthy and can aid in delivery and recovery

Breast cancer screening recommendations: an update

According to the National Cancer Institute, it is estimated that about 1 in 8 American women will be diagnosed with invasive breast cancer during their lifetime.

What parents need to know about preventing, managing and treating asthma

Asthma is a chronic lung disease that can be controlled with appropriate medical care.

Are you at risk for adult allergies?

The immune system’s job is to fend off harmful invaders in the body, such as viruses and bacteria. With allergies, this process goes awry.

Vision and hearing health

Hearing and vision screenings and examinations can be an important part of a child’s overall health, but quite often parents are unsure about when it’s appropriate or what’s involved.

Get moving — together!

Family fitness classes make it easy to get off the couch and have some fun

What you need to know about scoliosis

Scoliosis progresses with growth spurts in height and it can run in families, usually on the mother’s side.

CTE: Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy

Sorting out the facts from the media frenzy

Reading, writing and jump rope

Physical education has developmental benefits for the brain

From accident to advocate

After a freak accident in gym class at age 13 changed her life, Brooke Mills of Concord made it her goal to educate people about concussions. She speaks often at local schools about her journey.
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