KidZania USA and Children’s Health Collaborate to Ignite Passion for Health Care Professions in Young Minds

KidZania USA and Children's Health Collaborate to Ignite Passion for Health Care Professions in Young Minds

Launching this October, KidZania Dallas and Children’s Health will provide children with the opportunity to participate in a variety of interactive medical experiences and hands-on learning activities. With scripts developed by team members at Children’s Health and Children’s Health Andrews Institute for Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, KidZania visitors will be introduced to the worlds of … Read more

Games, YouTube and hugs: How Gaza mothers calm terrified children amid war

A Palestinian boy watches news on his phone at his house in Khan Younis in the southern Gaza

Gaza City – As another Israeli air raid thundered, eight-year-old Pretty Abu-Ghazzah stood shell-shocked, while her five-year-old twin brothers rushed to their mother Esraa’s arms. Pretty’s youngest sibling, aged two, cried loudly. To escape the heavy bombardment in their neighbourhood of Deir el-Balah in the central Gaza Strip, Esraa brought her children to her in-laws’ … Read more

Learn how to support mental health of children of color

Wilsee Kollie, then a Cedar Rapids Kennedy High School senior and now enrolled at Kirkwood Community, stands for a portrait May 26. (Jim Slosiarek/The Gazette)

Kennedy High graduate Wilsee Kollie organizing event Saturday Wilsee Kollie, then a Cedar Rapids Kennedy High School senior and now enrolled at Kirkwood Community, stands for a portrait May 26. (Jim Slosiarek/The Gazette) CEDAR RAPIDS — Cedar Rapids resident and college student Wilsee Kollie is hosting a conversation Saturday about how families and community members … Read more

Running Wild: The Impact of Wildfires on Mental Health

Running Wild: The Impact of Wildfires on Mental Health

Case Study “Anna,” a 5-year-old girl, presents to clinic with history of eczema, reactive airway disease, seasonal allergies, and concerns of behavior problems. Her mother reports that Anna has been more irritable with increased tantrums, defiant behavior, and sleep problems over past few months. Anna was looking forward to enjoying summer in Ohio, but in … Read more

How the Israel war, blockade affect mental health of Palestinian children

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The children of the Gaza Strip know very well what suffering is. From birth, they have lived under a partial Israeli blockade, poverty and violence. And now, with the escalation of the Israeli offensive and a total blockade following the rocket and ground attacks by Hamas fighters, their suffering will likely only get worse. Dr … Read more

New York seeks to limit addictive social media feeds in bid to stop deteriorating youth mental health

Social media has been linked to dangerous mental health consequences for young people. (Shutterstock)

Gov. Hochul and other top New York officials are cracking down on Facebook, Instagram, TikTok and other social media platforms in a bid to get children to break the often dangerous habit of scrolling their feeds for hours on end. A package of bills — introduced this afternoon by Hochul, Attorney General Letitia James and … Read more