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Understanding the Teen Brain

Cognitive control supports the ability to put aside short-term gratification in pursuit of a goal. It matures as we age. But in adolescence, our reward centers mature much faster.

Teen Suicide Prevention: Teaching Kids to Ask

Psychologist Dr. Laura Anthony wants teens to know the warning signs of suicide. And if they see those signs, she wants them to come right out and ask.

How Anesthesia Affects Developing Brains

New research shows the effects of anesthesia on developing brains might be longer-lasting - and easier to trigger - than previously thought.

Virtually Endless

Virtual reality is more than fun. It also has legitimate medical purposes. Here, our Extended Reality team is exploring new applications for the technology, from creative distraction to procedure prep.

Bullying 101 and Prevention Tips

We know how hard it is to find out your child is being bullied. That’s why our pediatric psychologist is sharing bullying tips for parents, as well as what to do if your child is being cyberbullied.

How to Help Your Child Develop Social Skills

A psychologist shares what parents need to know about their kids' social skills. Find out what it takes to develop social skills in kids and how this can help them make friends and strengthen relationships.

The Migraine Problem: New Frontiers in Headache Treatment for Kids

Migraines affect nearly 10% of kids, but it can be difficult to diagnose them properly. Learn about the difference between a migraine and a headache, as well as how our experts are diagnosing and treating migraines.

Post-Concussive Syndrome: The Big Picture Behind the Symptoms

"Post-concussive syndrome" refers to concussion symptoms that last more than a week or two. But there's often more to them than meets the eye. Learn what causes post-concussive symptoms, and why "syndrome" might be a misleading term.

What Every Child Needs

Harley Rotbart, MD, a nationally-renowned parenting expert, shares the eight basic needs of a child and how to help kids become happy, successful adults.

Keto Diet for Kids with Epilepsy: The Benefits and Risks

Touted by neurologists and celebrities, the ketogenic diet has many benefits, including seizure reduction for kids with epilepsy — but it can also be dangerous. Learn more about keto and its benefits and drawbacks for kids with epilepsy here.

The Consent Conversation: What Is Consent, and How Do You Discuss It with Kids?

In the #MeToo era, teaching kids and teens about consent — what consent means, who can give it, when they can give it and when they know if they have it — is more important than ever. Our pediatric experts offer advice on how to start the conversation.

Parental Discretion Advised: Children and Media

It's hard to decide if your child is ready for action movies, social media, explicit songs — and even harder to keep up with parental controls and new technology. Our experts share insights on guiding children through today’s media landscape.

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