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Signs of Autism Spectrum Disorder in Children

While many people have heard of autism, not everyone completely understands exact how autism spectrum disorder (ASD) works. Part of this may be because, as the Centers for Disease Control reports, scientists don’t know the exact causes of ASD, and there are many different conditions that fall under ASD. Read on to get a quick rundown on ASD, potential risk factors, and signs to watch for in your children.

Image of a child with autsim spectrum disorder.

Health Effects of Childhood Obesity

Obesity affects more than just adults. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the rate of childhood obesity has more than doubled in children in the past three decades. This trend is troubling because childhood obesity can cause health issues beyond just weight gain. Here are some of the health effects childhood obesity can have on your kids.

Image of a child eating fast food. Children with childhood obesity can show warning signs for cardiovascular disease. Learn about the health effects of childhood obesity.

Symptoms of Childhood ADHD

It’s natural for parents to worry about their children. They want to see their son or daughter grow up from a happy, healthy kid into a happy, healthy adult. That means parents are always on the lookout for warning signs for various conditions or illnesses so that they can afford them the best care possible. 

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (more commonly known as ADHD) is one of the most common neurodevelopmental conditions and one that is typically diagnosed during childhood. According to the Center for Disease Control, roughly 11 percent of children ages 5 to 17 had been diagnosed with ADHD as of 2011.

Is your child showing signs of ADHD?

How Do I Know if My Child Has ADHD?

It’s not uncommon for kids to be inattentive now and again, but there are signs that may indicate that your child may have ADHD.

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