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An Important Talk About The Importance Of Diabetes Awareness

Gabrielle Pfeiffer | Posted 09.20.2016 | Home
Gabrielle Pfeiffer

A spokesperson from Diabetes Research Connection has agreed to answer some questions regarding Type 1 diabetes and the research that is being conducted to understand this autoimmune disease more.

Our (Severely Depressed) Child Was Left Behind

Amy Aves Challenger | Posted 01.28.2017 | Home
Amy Aves Challenger

For the last four months, my son has been severely depressed, buried in a down comforter desiring only to attach to a computer or snuggle with a pillow. I've feared losing him. He's rarely been willing to leave the house or often his room.

Samsung's Devastating Secret: The Tears Of 'Semiconductor Children'

Huffington Post Korea | Sungyoon Won | Posted 12.12.2014 | Home

This article was translated by The Huffington Post from an original report by Hankyoreh, HuffPost's local media partner in South Korea. The piece is p...

From Terrible Twos To Drug Withdrawals

Heather Lens | Posted 12.07.2014 | Home
Heather Lens

When I think of the term withdrawals, my mind immediately goes to drugs, alcohol or prescription medicine abuse. My mind does not think of a happy, innocent toddler.

Jordan Schultz

Jim Kelly Finds Inner Strength From Family, What Matters Most | Jordan Schultz | Posted 09.24.2014 | Home

Over the course of his Hall of Fame NFL career, Jim Kelly learned a thing or two about disappointment. A five-time Pro Bowler and one of the premier q...

Dear (Not So Dear) Tuberous Sclerosis

Heather Lens | Posted 11.15.2014 | Home
Heather Lens

She is stronger than you. Which makes me stronger than you. Her smile returns my strength and makes me once again renewed and ready to tackle whatever you throw our way.

The Bruise

Heather Lens | Posted 10.25.2014 | Home
Heather Lens

When we first got the diagnosis of tuberous sclerosis, it hurt, it hurt parts of me that I didn't know could feel pain. It left us hurt and bruised

A Letter To Myself Two Years Ago

Heather Lens | Posted 09.23.2014 | Home
Heather Lens

You think you love your husband right now, but you have no clue how much your definition of love will change. When your daughter is placed in his arms for the first time, not until then, will you know what true love is.

Being a Parent/Caregiver: Patience, Compassion and Guilt

Jim Moret | Posted 04.22.2014 | Home
Jim Moret

A friend told me once that a parent is only as happy as their least happy child. When one of your kids is battling a chronic, debilitating disease, the limitations on that happiness becomes abundantly clear.

PANDAS: Our Own Personal Snowpocalpyse in Atlanta

Christine M. Ristaino | Posted 04.19.2014 | Home
Christine M. Ristaino

Since this disease is as present in my home as the snow outside our front window right now, while snowbound I decided to compose a list of what the Snowpocalypse 2.0 in Atlanta has in common with PANDAS.

Why I Started Figure Skating, From Scott Hamilton (VIDEO)

Posted 02.03.2014 | Home

Olympic Gold Medalist Scott Hamilton had a very interesting story to share with us about how he first got into figure skating. Scott had a childhoo...

What Not To Say To Me About My Son's Illness

Emily Cappo | Posted 01.23.2014 | Home
Emily Cappo

When your child has a serious illness, your entire world turns upside down. Breaking the news to your family and friends is difficult. But, even more difficult is hearing some of the responses.

How to Deal With the Death of a Child

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 09.14.2013 | Home
Barbara Greenberg

Last night, we learned that despite the fact that an unarmed 17-year-old named Trayvon Martin was killed, his killer, George Zimmmerman is, at this po...

What The Last Four Years Have Taught Me About Time

Kathy Glow | Posted 04.04.2013 | Home
Kathy Glow

The passage of time shows us that change is inevitable and progress is eventual. But we often can't see this looking ahead.

Spilled Milk: Brokeback Bethlehem

William Lucas Walker | Posted 02.22.2013 | Home
William Lucas Walker

The 2005 Christmas pageant of All Saints Episcopal Church in Pasadena, California, for what I'm guessing was the first time in recorded history, Jesus had two daddies.

Why The Health Care Ruling Matters For This Parent

Lisa Belkin | Posted 08.28.2012 | Home
Lisa Belkin

My first thought when he got sick -- even before his possible mortality, or the fact that he might suffer -- was about insurance. The others were a close second, but the first thing that flashed through my brain was he might be uninsurable.

VOTE: Help Make A Dream Come True

Posted 05.05.2012 | Home

UPDATE: The competition is now over! We'll announce the winner soon, meantime you can read the amazing shortlist below. Last month the team at Huff...

An Open Letter To Pediatricians

Meredith Lopez | Posted 11.17.2011 | Home
Meredith Lopez

Going to a doctor we don't usually see is, according to our regular doctor, akin to taking our son to a back-alley quack who practices medicine with a dull knife and a lighter.

Parents' Smoking Gives 15,000 Children A Year Asthma, Doctors Warn

The Guardian | Denis Campbell, Health Correspondent | Posted 11.17.2011 | Home

Tens of thousands of children in the UK every year get asthma, chest infections and ear problems because they are exposed to smoke from their parents'...