Author: Karen Plumley

Holidays and the autistic child

Holidays are stressful for everyone. Shopping, decorating, hosting family get-togethers, impromptu travel plans and trying to stay away from the flu are just a few of the issues that families face during the holiday season. Imagine how it must be…

Advocating for the rights of others

Pelham resident Lynne Aboujaoude advocates for her son, Nicholas every day. Born with Down syndrome, 14-year-old Nick has had his share of medical difficulties in his young life, including two open-heart surgeries and a good number of pulmonary problems. But…

How much caffeine is too much for kids?

There is only one instance in which caffeine is recommended for children, according to Dr. Carol Robey, FAAP, a pediatrician from Merrimack Valley Pediatrics in Nashua. “The use of caffeine is FDA approved for the treatment of apnea in premature…

What you need to know about athlete’s foot

Have you ever had the experience of a pleasant, relaxing drive home from your son’s victorious soccer game when suddenly out of nowhere, an overpowering smell hits you smack in the face? Wondering what it could possibly be, you scan…