Family Wellness

With 1 in 68 children being diagnosed with autism, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's most recent study, and with some estimating that those rates are higher in Orange County, there's a significant need for resources that will help parents ensure that their children are as successful as possible when they head to high school or college or enter the workplace. (Thinkstock)

Social tips for kids on the spectrum

BY KELLY MCKINNON-BERMINGHAM
Always place your baby on her back to sleep. Babies on their backs are less likely to choke if they spit up. Studies also show that placing babies on their backs reduces SIDS and suffocation risk, as it allows infants to better regulate their breathing. (Thinkstock)

Keep your infant safe while sleeping

Updated guidelines for putting baby to bed
BY DR. ERIN FRANK
Sucking is a natural reflex for babies, and during a child's first few years, it probably won't cause significant issues. However, frequent and prolonged pacifier use can cause problems, especially if it continues after baby teeth start to fall out. (Thinkstock)

Keep tooth decay at bay

BY RICHARD SPAULDING