Healthy Living

When your child is diagnosed with celiac disease, deciding what to eat can feel overwhelming! That's why we've put together a list of safe and unsafe ingredients for kids and parents to reference. The good news is that there are many gluten-free grains › Continue Reading

This quote is appropriately displayed on our participants’ bib holders, which they will be able to frame after they finish the progressive Flying Pig Marathon: “The miracle isn’t that I finished. The miracle is that I had the courage to › Continue Reading

Like many families, I try to do the best I can to keep my children healthy throughout the year so that they don’t miss out on important and fun events. Especially during cold and flu season, I like building immunity › Continue Reading

Kids are jumping for joy because summertime is almost here. While your son or daughter is likely counting down to the last day of school now, it won’t be long before he or she is complaining of boredom later. If your child › Continue Reading

Resiliency. It’s a word that’s spoken about frequently with psychologists working with youth – and with good reason. Adversity is an inevitable part of the human experience. Whether due to potentially life-changing situations (e.g., having a major illness, experiencing loss, › Continue Reading

Parents often ask me: “Should I let my kid play football?” Or hockey, or lacrosse, or soccer, or any other contact sport. Their biggest concern with these sports has to do with concussions, and rightfully so. The concussion topic has been › Continue Reading
 As a nurse who teaches suicide prevention, I believe knowing the warning signs of suicide can be especially helpful for parents who might not have considered the possibility of this happening to their child. However, it is also important to › Continue Reading

The past nine months have been a whirlwind. They have been both the most rewarding and challenging months of my life. Madeline, my daughter who was introduced in a blog post back in November, has taught me so many things › Continue Reading

Studies suggest that the majority of people who die from suicide give warning signs beforehand. And while teen suicides tend to peak around certain times and events of the year, the reality is that it can occur at any time. › Continue Reading

It’s a simple question, but the answer is a little more complicated. There’s a safe way and a not-so-safe way for kids (and adults too!) to listen to music. And it’s an important distinction to make, because the World Health › Continue Reading

Wrist injuries happen in all kinds of sports – football, basketball, gymnastics, cheerleading and even in sports like soccer where the hands don’t typically come into play. As with many common sports injuries, parents often choose to take the “wait › Continue Reading

Like many parents, when the World Health Organization (WHO) announced that processed meats increase the risk of some types of cancer, I wondered what lunchbox options were left. Because I have one child who does not like peanut butter and › Continue Reading

It’s that time of year when families make New Year’s resolutions, and often an item on that list is the goal of eating healthier. Implementing that objective can feel a little overwhelming and many families don’t know where to start. › Continue Reading

David Cheung walks onto the inpatient unit in the Cancer and Blood Diseases Institute (CBDI) just before 11 on a Monday morning, carrying a bag filled with school supplies marked “Braxton.” He finds Braxton’s room, peaks through the blinds to › Continue Reading

Eating healthier this holiday season has been made a little easier by our HealthWorks! dietitians. We created better-for-you versions of our favorite dishes. Try them out and let us know how they taste! Recipe: Cranberry Meatballs Makes 60 servings (1 meatball) Make an › Continue Reading

Over the past few months, we’ve seen several children with pertussis, a highly contagious illness commonly called whooping cough. Pertussis is a respiratory disease caused by bacteria. It is known for uncontrollable, violent coughing which often makes it hard to › Continue Reading

Eating healthier this holiday season has been made a little easier by our HealthWorks! dietitians. We created better-for-you versions of our favorite dishes. Try them out and let us know how they taste! Recipe: Mini Cheesecakes Makes 12 servings Here’s a low › Continue Reading

Eating healthier this holiday season has been made a little easier by our HealthWorks! dietitians. We created better-for-you versions of our favorite dishes. Try them out and let us know how they taste! Recipe: Brownies Makes 16 servings These brownies have more › Continue Reading

You know the drill – your child wakes up feeling crummy. She’s coughing like crazy. The poor thing sounds miserable. This is when most parents start wondering, “What does that cough mean?” It’s an understandable concern, since coughs can differ › Continue Reading

Pediatricians dole out plenty of parenting advice every day. But what happens when a doctor becomes a parent herself? Denise Warrick, MD, a pediatrician in our Division of General and Community Pediatrics, has been learning to take her own advice › Continue Reading

The latest research shows youth sports participation has increased dramatically across the country in recent years. In some cases, a young athlete is focusing on single sport at a young age. As a result, we are seeing an increase of › Continue Reading

If you’re the parent of a young athlete, you’re likely familiar with sports physicals. You’ve seen the ads for them: short wait times, no appointment needed, open seven days a week. But are these quick medical check-ups the best way › Continue Reading

When Brayden was born, doctors told his parents he may never walk because of his cerebral palsy, but this weekend his family will be watching as he runs his first 5K race with five of his newest friends. Toeing the › Continue Reading

Fall sports are in full swing and many youth football players are hitting the field and learning the ins and outs of the game.  With this high contact sport, a common sports injury follows. Acromioclavicular Separation or AC sprain is also › Continue Reading

Now that school is back in session and students have had a chance to settle in, a lot of parents share the same worries over their child’s progress. Perhaps these sound familiar: How well is my child getting along with his/her › Continue Reading