Managing Colic: the gripe with gripe water

COLIC One of the toughest challenges parents of a newborn may face is the excessive crying and inability to soothe their baby, also known as colic. Colic is generally defined as unexplained crying for more than three hours a day, more than three days a week, for more than three weeks, beginning in an infant[…]

How Can Parents Support Academic Success During Summer Recess?

Summer recess is a time filled with fun and relaxation for many children and families. The break can, however, have detrimental effects on a child’s academic performance when they head back to school in the Fall. During the summer months children can lose anywhere from a few months to a full year of reading proficiency;[…]

The Benefits of Long-Acting Reversible Contraception

Long-active reversible contraceptives (LARCs) have been integral contraceptive choices since they first gained popularity in the 1970’s. LARCs include Intrauterine Devices (IUDs) and subdermal hormonal implants, both of which confer stellar efficacy in preventing pregnancy. In February 2015, the CDC released a data brief discussing the current trends in usage of LARC. The key findings[…]

Making Reading Fun at the Boys & Girls Club!

  On an initial walk-through of the Boys and Girls Club of Rochester, distracted by the pool tables, gym and busy-bodied children running around after school, it is entirely possible to miss one of the most important rooms in the building. However, the children know this room well, as it contains the means by which[…]

Find a place at the Community Place!

Community Place Overview: This is a nonprofit agency founded on the belief that everyone should enjoy the same health, economic, and social opportunities no matter their social circumstances. The Community Place serves residents of Northeast Rochester. They are a leading neighborhood-based community center, offering a wide range of social, developmental, and educational programs delivered throughout[…]

2014 Advocacy Award

Pediatric and Medicine-Pediatric residents at the University of Rochester have selected Coffee Connection as the 2014 Advocacy Award recipient in recognition of outstanding teaching efforts and excellence in caring for the children of Rochester. The Coffee Connection provides employment training and job creation for women in recovery from addiction and as a not-for-profit business sells fair[…]

Thriving Forward, Together!

  The team at Kids Thrive 585 is continually working to improve the website and its content. Please send us suggestions for community events, happy happenings, and resources for children and families in our area. Together we can increase awareness and access to resources in the Greater Rochester Area! Please take 2 minutes to complete[…]

MATT’s 3rd Annual Autism Spectrum Connection Fair and 5K Run

On Saturday, April 5th, 2014, Managing Autism Together Today (MATT) will be host its 3rd Annual Autism Spectrum Connection Fair. This free community event will take place at Unity Health System Total Sports Experience, located at 88 Elmgrove Rd, Rochester, NY 14624. The Fair will run from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. MATT’s Autism Spectrum[…]

Being an active member of your community

KidsThrive585 had the great pleasure to sit down and talk with Marc S. Lavender, M.D., a primary care doctor in the Rochester community. He cares for both kids and adults at East Ridge Family Medicine. Dr. Lavender is a passionate advocate for community health in Rochester and is a mentor for blossoming advocates in the[…]