Mayo Clinic Q&A: Check Daughter Regularly Because of Family History of Scoliosis

Mayo Clinic Q&A: Check Daughter Regularly Because of Family History of Scoliosis

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: What causes scoliosis? Do genetics play a role? I was diagnosed with it as a teenager, and…

New Treatment for Pediatric Patients with Type 2 Diabetes

New Treatment for Pediatric Patients with Type 2 Diabetes

Pediatric patients with type 2 diabetes have a new treatment option this year. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)…

Does Your Child Really Need Supplements?

Does Your Child Really Need Supplements?

About a third of children and adolescents take dietary supplements. Parents should be cautious though, some physicians warn, because some…

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…

Peanut Free Nation

Peanut Free Nation

The rise of food allergies and what researchers are doing to prevent them When I was in grade school, there…

Mind the Gap

Mind the Gap

Innovative programs provide bridge between pediatric and adult care The teen years can be strewn with anxiety as kids ride…

ABCs of Learning Disorders

ABCs of Learning Disorders

Students’ issues can be hard to detect Cheri Easterwood first noticed one of her twin daughters struggling in kindergarten. Both…

Almost Home Kids

Almost Home Kids

Facility bridges the gap between hospital and home   Mary*, 9 months old, with skeletal dysplasia and chronic respiratory failure, was…

Children Exposed to Pesticides Have Increased Risk of Blood Cancers, Study Says

Children Exposed to Pesticides Have Increased Risk of Blood Cancers, Study Says

By Nancy Maes Pesticides seem necessary to keep the home free from ants, cockroaches and other insects, but the toxic…

When Eating Isn’t Easy

When Eating Isn’t Easy

Picky eating in kids may be associated with behavioral issues By Nancy Maes Many parents are familiar with children who…

Looking For Autism

Looking For Autism

By Claire McCarthy, M.D. Autism isn’t exactly something parents want to find in their child, so it’s understandable that parents…

The Kid’s Doctor: Teens and headaches seem to go together

The Kid’s Doctor: Teens and headaches seem to go together

By Sue Hubbard, M.D., www.kidsdr.com A recent study revealed that about 1 percent to 2 percent of adolescents have chronic…

Car Safety for Road-Warrior Parents

Car Safety for Road-Warrior Parents

By Morgan Lord Whether you’re off on a road trip or running errands on crowded city streets, keep your child…

The Kid’s Doctor: New study finds striking link between infant weight gain and childhood obesity

The Kid’s Doctor: New study finds striking link between infant weight gain and childhood obesity

By Sue Hubbard, M.D., www.kidsdr.com A new study out of Harvard University, published recently in Pediatrics, looks at infant weight…

The Kid’s Doctor: Generic medication may not be best for all ADHD patients

The Kid’s Doctor: Generic medication may not be best for all ADHD patients

By Sue Hubbard, M.D., www.kidsdr.com If your child takes medications for ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder), you may be noticing…

The Kid’s Doctor: Remember that fever is your child’s friend

The Kid’s Doctor: Remember that fever is your child’s friend

By Sue Hubbard, M.D., www.kidsdr.com Every year, during the fall and winter “sick season,” I see 20-30 patients a day…

Restless Children

Restless Children

Many kids find sleep elusive, due in part to an ADHD misdiagnosis By Nancy Maes Youngsters of all ages need…

Being Cared For

Being Cared For

Above photo: Daniel Johnson, MD, Comer Children’s Hospital at The University of Chicago Medicine Chicago boasts several nationally leading pediatric…

Injuries of the Overused

Injuries of the Overused

By specializing in a single sport year-round, young athletes are at risk for injuryBy Eve Becker The three-sport athlete—someone who…

Doctor’s Orders

Doctor’s Orders

Vaccinations don’t cause autism, they save lives By Dr. Gena Vennikandam For a lot of kids, a trip to the…