Summer Safety Tips: Stay Safe Outdoors!

Pediatricians advise on the best ways to keep kids safe and healthy this summer Summer is a favorite time of year for many children – especially after the disruptions of the coronavirus pandemic. The long days of summer provide a much-anticipated break from school and are often

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How to Keep Kids Safe Until they can be Vaccinated

About 145 million or 43.6 percent of people in the United States are now fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus, and about 310 million have received at least one dose. Officials with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration say the

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Helping Your Child and Teen With Depression

A Patient Story from Horizon Health Miranda’s mom, Peggy, was aware that her daughter was dealing with normal teenage angst. She would fight with her siblings and girlfriends, cry, get angry for no apparent reason, and was often unapproachable. But her grades were good, and without any

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Combatting More than Just Summer Learning Loss

Lazy summer days are great for lounging around the pool. While these afternoons are synonymous with summer, failure to flex cognitive muscles, along with physical ones, can lead to struggles when children return to classrooms. Summer learning loss, also dubbed “summer slide,” is a term used in

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Kids and COVID

Kids and COVID

Why We Got the COVID-19 Vaccines by Sophia and Lola McVige We’ve heard a great deal about the COVID pandemic’s negative impact on kids, but I’m not sure people realize that these challenges continue. If you think you’re sick of COVID, think about what kids have been

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Explore & More and National Grid Expand STEM Programming

Explore & More – The Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Children’s Museum is pleased to announce enhanced STEM programming for children in the Western New York community. Through support from National Grid, this expansion will allow for families both in-museum and at-home to learn about STEM careers and

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Raising Awareness of Child Abuse

by Annette Pinder The Child Advocacy Center Needs our Help As COVID-19 continues to disrupt schooling and everyday life for families, the Child Advocacy Center (CAC) at BestSelf Behavioral Health is concerned about unreported cases of child abuse and urges the community to learn the signs of

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The Threat of Anxiety and Depression Among College Students

The moment young people arrive on college campuses and begin their lives as college students marks a significant milestone. College provides many young people with their first taste of independence, and that newfound freedom can sometimes feel overwhelming, especially when it’s coupled with academic challenges that are

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