Healing the Hurt

Healing the Hurt

Chicago programs help young victims of trauma find their way forward “What happened to you?” Asking troubled children that question…

Managing the Highs and Lows

Managing the Highs and Lows

Families ride the roller-coaster of type 1 diabetes Managing type 1 diabetes is not easy — especially for kids. With…

Going Higher

Going Higher

Blood pressure problems among kids are rising High blood pressure is common in adults, and it’s also an increasing concern…

When to worry about your child’s fever

When to worry about your child’s fever

Fevers worry parents; they scare them sometimes. I understand why. After all, a fever can be a sign of something…

Pneumonia a leading cause of hospitalization for children

Pneumonia a leading cause of hospitalization for children

What Doctors Know Source: U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Pneumonia puts thousands of young children in the hospital…

Methods for taking a child’s temperature vary with age

Methods for taking a child’s temperature vary with age

By Sue Hubbard, M.D. Throughout the year, especially during flu season, the questions surrounding how to take a child’s temperature…

The Kid’s Doctor: Not all earaches require antibiotics

The Kid’s Doctor: Not all earaches require antibiotics

By Sue Hubbard, M.D. Parents are so SICK of their children being SICK and I must agree … it is…

The Kid’s Doctor: Have your child’s blood pressure checked regularly

The Kid’s Doctor: Have your child’s blood pressure checked regularly

By Sue Hubbard, M.D., www.kidsdr.com When you take your child in for a check-up, does your pediatrician check the youngster’s…

Peanut Consumption in Infancy Could Prevent Peanut Allergies, Study Finds

Peanut Consumption in Infancy Could Prevent Peanut Allergies, Study Finds

By Heidi Kiec When it comes to preventing a peanut allergy, it might be best to fight fire with fire.…

Mayo Clinic Q&A: Childhood vaccination schedule effective at preventing many serious diseases

Mayo Clinic Q&A: Childhood vaccination schedule effective at preventing many serious diseases

By Robert M. Jacobson, M.D., Tribune Content Agency DEAR MAYO CLINIC: Why do children need so many vaccines in their…