Gina Gallucci-White

Tame the Halloween Horrors Empathy and communication can help children ease their fears

Baby girl crying on her first halloween party

  For some children, Halloween is a time to overindulge in candy, take on a new identity for a day and witness spooky decorations transforming houses into macabre homes. However, the holiday can be an anxiety-inducing stressful time for others. Ghosts, spiders, blood, the dark, scary costumes, goblins and clowns …

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Kids and Brain Injuries What Parents Need to Know When Their Children Play Sports

Scoring a goal

Participating in sports has obvious benefits for children, including making friends, building self-esteem and learning about teamwork and good sportsmanship. However, youth sports involves some risk, including the potential for brain injuries. Some of the most common ones area doctors see include concussions and whiplash. Learn more about the potential …

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Fitting in fitness One mom considers her options

Facebook’s former director of market development, Randi Zuckerberg, once tweeted, “The entrepreneur’s dilemma: Maintaining friendships. Building a great company. Spending time w/family. Staying fit. Getting sleep. Pick 3.” I wonder how many others identified with her words; they definitely ring true for me. Spending time with my family is number …

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