Most children never have major bone issues. But recurring fractures or other risk factors may signal a problem. Learn more about the building blocks for healthy bones.
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Although learning your son has cancer is profoundly frightening, there’s reason to be optimistic with this diagnosis: When testicular cancer is discovered early, it is nearly 100 percent curable.
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When it comes to germs, kids in daycare and preschool love to share! Here are five distinct rashes to keep on your radar, along with practical tips for prevention and treatment.
Rather than trying to fix all your child’s problems, help kids figure out what didn’t work and why. Success is sweeter when kids don’t have to lean on mom and dad to get the A or make the team.
Fiber can lower blood cholesterol, prevent diabetes and help move food through your child’s digestive system — promoting healthy bowel function and protecting against constipation.
If a child has a sudden illness or injury, doctors can treat her in a place that Goldilocks would say is “just right” – a pediatric emergency department. Pediatric emergency departments are specially equipped for the unique emergency needs of infants, children and young adults. Well-equipped facilities use the latest technology and equipment to ensure … Read More
Eating together as a family is how kids learn to make healthy food choices, to communicate with others and to master table manners. And you can’t start too soon, says pediatrician Sara Lappe, MD. Here are five do’s and don’ts for making mealtimes with young kids go smoothly: 1. Do invite everyone to sit together. … Read More
A new study affirms that the long-standing practice of focusing on the individual and employing a multidisciplinary approach in treating children with pediatric hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) results in the best possible outcomes. Thick heart walls Children who have hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, a disease of the heart muscle, have abnormally thick walls of the heart. Pediatric HCM … Read More