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…