Child Abuse
Child Abuse and Domestic Violence

GFM Protecting Children and Their Mothers The overlap between domestic violence and child abuse has been well documented: where one form of family vio…

Braces
Bracing for Braces

GFM Recent Technological Advances Make Braces More Comfortable, Less Noticeable and Even Fashionable If you’re like most parents, your memory of brace…

Baby Skin Care
Baby Skin Care

GFM For many parents, summertime brings a new set of concerns about how to care for baby’s skin. Is it safe to apply sunscreen on an infant? Wha…

Obese Child
The Overweight Child

BY CHANTAL BRENTON According to the 1999–2000 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (www.cdc.gov/nchs/nhanes.htm), the prevalence of overwe…

Spending Too Much
Help! I Shop Too Much!

Curbing the Urge to splurge can help save the family budget – and help teach kids lessons for life. It isn’t pricey Manolo Blahnik boots or Prad…

How to Help Your Overweight Teen
Helping Your Overweight Teen

BY KATHY MCCOY, PH.D. On paper, the statistics are shocking enough: the obesity rate for teens has tripled over the past 25 years and with this increa…

Asthma
Does Your Child Have Asthma?

Six year old Meagan’s mother remarks to her friend, “It’s the same thing every fall—Meagan gets a terrible cough and chest cold that seem to las…

Springtime Allergies
Springtime Allergies

By Jamie Lober Central Georgia is home to some of the most beautiful flowers and trees including carnation, willow oak, purple flower pink root, periw…