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Southwest Florida Parent & Child and The News-Press are working on a series about mental health services for kids. We’d like to hear from parents. We want to know what’s worked, what hasn’t, and what you think Southwest Florida needs to do better. more

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Numerous mental health professionals will converge at Florida Gulf Coast University on Saturday, November 17, to talk about school mental health at the school's eighth annual Children & Youth Mental Health Conference. more

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The News-Press is taking a deeper look into how Florida hospitals stack up when it comes to maternal safety and wants to speak to women about their own experiences during deliveries. more

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Lee Health will end baby deliveries at Gulf Coast Medical Center in March and expand such services on the HealthPark Medical Center campus in south Fort Myers, home to the region's only children's hospital. more

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Here, readers and foodies in Southwest Florida share tried-and-true recipes that work for their school kids. more

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They can be the ‘village’ you need in your parenting journey. more

Parenting

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One Southwest Florida program is having such success in preventing child abuse and neglect that organizers say it could end the need for foster care as we know it. more

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Where pregnant women and new parents can turn for support, advice and camaraderie. more

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How long should you wait before getting pregnant again? more

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A struggle with post-partum depression led Elizabeth Dosoretz to found a mental health resource for families throughout Southwest Florida. more

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Back to school brings challenges against these pesky parasites. more

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When you’re a parent, danger lurks around every corner — even the corners themselves are a threat. Safe Kids Southwest Florida makes it their mission to help parents prevent childhood injuries and death. more

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Naples toddler tackles more ordinary challenges after setting North American record with mechanical Berlin Heart. more

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Studying chimpanzees helped prepare Sarah Baeckler Davis for her roles leading Humane Society Naples and parenting two active boys. more

Parenting

Three Southwest Florida dads talk about how they purposely model the behavior they want to see in their children. more

Parenting

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Bess Charles, of Cape Coral, serves up success and tasty life lessons with Lady Cakes Bakery. more

Parenting

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Teenage scientist in Naples starts a nonprofit to get female students involved in STEM. more

Education

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Report highlights the dangers of swimming in open waters. more

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Parents have an active part to play in keeping students safe. more

Parenting

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    Andrew West

    From left, top Lee Heath officials Dr. Eric Applegren, Scott Cashman, Susan Ryckman, Therese Everly and Susan DiMatteo take a tour of the renovated OB rooms at HealthPark Medical Center. The health system will feature 107 OB beds, and all of the newly renovated rooms at HPMC will be fully private with family sleep capabilities. This transition will create 10 additional beds across the health system, and as of March 1, 2019, the obstetrical service line currently offered at Gulf Coast Medical Center will be transferred to HealthPark.