Author: Katherine Lutz

Taking steps towards Rett syndrome awareness

Every October, families from across the globe celebrate Blue Sky Day as a way to bring awareness to Rett syndrome, a neurological disorder that affects one out of every 10,000 girls born each year. On October 22, families from around Massachusetts came together to climb the steps of Gordon Hall at Harvard Medical School to symbolize their daily struggle and hope for the future. A few of those families share what Blue Sky Day means to them. 

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Summer headaches? Get the facts

Drawing of a child on a hot beach under the sun
Illustration by Fawn Gracey

Staying cool, preventing bug bites and sun protection may be most parents’ top health concerns this season, but the summer weather may also bring about headaches in children. Boston Children’s Hospital child neurologist and headache expert, Dr. Anna Minster, says dehydration and excessive heat can cause headaches in children and teens. She offers the following headache facts to get you and your kids through the next heatwave headache-free.

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