Infant Formula Shortage FAQs: Help for Parents
The infant formula shortage is causing extreme stress, fear, and frustration for those who cannot find an adequate supply. A pediatrician explains answers to the most frequently asked questions she has received about this complex situation, including what's safe and what isn't for infants.
Coping with the Emotional Challenges of Congenital Heart Disease
Many children with congenital heart disease (CHD) or other long-term health conditions experience mental health struggles. Feelings of sadness, fear, worry, or anger are normal and common. While parents and
10 Things For Parents to Know About Ticks and Lyme Disease
Parents should consider taking extra precautions to help kids avoid potential infections from tick bites — especially in the warmer months and when visiting high-risk areas. An infectious diseases doctor explains what parents need to know about ticks and Lyme disease, the bacteria some ticks carry.
The Ketogenic Diet For Kids: 7 Things to Know
Diet fads come and go – but for kids with epilepsy, the ketogenic (keto) diet is here to stay. It has been used as early as the 1920s to help kids with seizure control. Read to learn how it works, and why it’s not yet recommended for kids without seizures.
Button Batteries: What Parents Should Know
Button batteries, which are in so many everyday objects, are not just a choking risk. When swallowed, they can become stuck in the esophagus or intestines and slowly leak alkaline electrolytes. This creates burns which can cause long term damage and sometimes even lead to death. The larger the button battery, the greater the risk of it getting stuck.
4 Must-Know Facts About Marijuana Edibles
Marijuana edibles are food products that contain marijuana. Learn about the dangers these products can pose related to accidental ingestion.
How to Help Your Child Handle the Stress of Finals
It’s crunch time! Finals will soon be here and your child is working hard to complete assignments, finish up projects and prepare for upcoming exams. Your student appears anxious, overwhelmed
A Day in the Life of a Facility Dog
I’d like to introduce you to Trinity, one of three facility dogs working here at Cincinnati Children’s. My name is Emily and I’m a social worker as well as Trinity’s
Tips for Talking about Autism with Your Kids
Autism describes developmental differences in kids related to communication, learning, play, and social engagement. We call this neurodiversity. A pediatric psychologist explains how parents can talk about (and celebrate!) autism and neurodiversity with their kids.