One in five children is living with a mental illness, and 50 percent of all lifetime mental illnesses start by the age of 14. Studies show that LGBTQ youth may experience more negative mental health outcomes than their peers.
Because soccer is such a physically demanding sport, it is common to have players leave the field with bruises, scrapes and bumps. Not all symptoms and injuries are as simple to fix and might require more expert care and treatment.
Most parents don’t stop worrying about their child after they turn 18. For parents of young adults with lifelong medical conditions and cognitive or learning disorders, there is an added worry of whether their child can be their own advocate.
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As a pediatric allergist, I meet families from all types of backgrounds who share concerns about common childhood conditions such as asthma, environmental allergies, food allergies and eczema. These topics generate quite a few questions from primary care colleagues and other specialists. Read More
A hemangioma is a benign tumor of blood vessels. It usually appears around 2-4 weeks of age as a small red-pink patch. It then grows rapidly for 5-6 months and continues to grow slowly until 1 year of age. Read More
Helping your teen think through things or prompting them to make decisions on their own, without the influence of friends, can encourage the development of healthy and positive peer relationships. Read More
There is no one “right” answer to the question of who and what to share about your child’s medical condition. It is a decision based on each families’ values, priorities and comfort level. Consider these questions as you and your family work through this decision. Read More
Everyone needs sleep, but getting enough sleep can be hard. Sleep problems are especially common in children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Here are ideas that may be helpful for improving sleep in children with ASD. Read More
Measles is a highly contagious virus that spreads through the air from coughing and sneezing. It is a vaccine-preventable infection. Symptoms of measles usually occur one to two weeks after exposure to an infected individual. Read More