Adolescence can be a period of turbulence and transition for both teens and their parents or caregivers. Teens with disabilities—physical, intellectual, or both—also encounter the challenges of adolescence, particularly when it comes to pubertal development, menstruation and sexuality.
When we breath, air is commonly moistened and heated in our nasal passages. Often, during physical exertion, athletes will breathe more through their mouths rather than their noses, so the air they inhale is colder and dryer. For some people, this irritates and narrows the airways, leading to asthma symptoms.
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Winter months bring attention to influenza. And while it’s important for parents to be familiar with the symptoms, treatment and complications of the flu, moms and dads should also be on the lookout for other viruses that strike this time of year. Read More
Cystic Fibrosis: Diagnosis, Treatment and a Team Approach
Nov 07, 2017
When most people hear “cystic fibrosis” (CF) they think of a lung disease, if they know what CF is at all. While CF is a pulmonary disease, it also impacts other systems of the body. In fact, CF was discovered as a disease involving the gastrointestinal (GI) system. Read More
Helping Your Child With Lupus: From Team Care to Sun Smarts
Sep 28, 2017
Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a challenging disease given the unpredictability of flares, the potential for involving any organ system in the body, the side effects of some of the medications used for treatment and the stress of living with a potentially life-threatening disease. Read More
As a pediatric rheumatologist, I diagnose and treat kids with chronic autoimmune diseases. "Chronic" means that it can last for a long time. "Autoimmune" means that there is a disorder of the immune system, which, instead of protecting the body from bacteria and viruses, attacks the patient’s Read More
Chronic Pain Management in Children: What Parents Need to Know
Sep 19, 2017
Dealing with chronic pain can be a struggle not only for the person experiencing it firsthand, but also for their family and caregivers. It is particularly difficult watching a child in pain. Read More
For many children, summer means two things: bed time is extended and friends come over to play all day. Unfortunately, your child’s playtime invitation may extend to one particular uninvited guest - the mosquito. Read More
22q Deletion Syndrome: Why Team Care is the Best Care
Jul 20, 2017
Children with 22q11.2 deletion syndrome (22q) and related disorders, such as 22q11.2 duplication syndrome, have unique medical, developmental, and behavioral health needs that must be addressed by a variety of specialists beyond the traditional medical care model. Read More