Parenting

Neuroscience, Parenting, Pediatrics

What Makes a Child Tic?

Frequent eye blinking, facial grimacing, shoulder shrugging, sniffling, repetitive throat clearing or uncontrolled vocalization – these are all symptoms of a tic. For a parent, seeing or hearing your child exhibit these unexpected movements or sounds can be extremely worrisome. Dr. Khrizman provided some of the most common questions parents ask surrounding their child’s tic.

Cardiac / Heart Health, Parenting, Pediatrics

Required CPR Training for Students: New Research Proves Its Worth

People who know cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) can save lives in the event of an emergency. One way states are hoping to increase the number of potential lifesavers is by requiring high school students to learn CPR, along with how to use an automatic external defibrillator (AED). New Jersey is one state that mandates this medical education, and new preliminary research that was presented at the American Heart Association’s Resuscitation Science Symposium confirms such programs are effective.