What patients and families need to know
Posts published by Jeannine Hunter
Friday, January 30, 2015
Division Chief, Psychology and Behavioral Health, Adelaide Robb, MD, discusses how children with autism spectrum disorders may not have the necessary social skills to navigate peer interactions including offers of friendship, teasing, and bullying.
Monday, January 26, 2015
Neonatal Intensive Care Unit social worker Lauren Obidi talks about how providing the best care for our smallest patients requires a huge multidisciplinary team, or as she calls it a “village to raise a child.”
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Children often feel anxious about getting surgery, so Children’s National has certified Child Life Specialists to help families feel comfortable. We spoke with certified Child Life Specialists Liz Anderson and Lourdes Rocha to help families understand how to prepare for surgery.
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Allison McCarley Jackson, MD, Chief of the Division of Child and Adolescent Protection Center at Children’s National, gives perspective on how to discipline children in a way that is not physical.
Thursday, August 28, 2014
A recent report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found that use of alternative tobacco products such as hookah is on the rise among teenagers although cigarette smoking among United States high school students has slowed.
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