Heavy Metals in Baby Food: Info Parents Need
On February 4, 2021, a congressional report provided details of testing that showed concerning levels of lead, mercury, cadmium, and arsenic in many baby food products.
Stomach Pain In Kids: When To Worry
Tummy aches are a common complaint in kids of all ages. Sometimes it’s minor: perhaps your child just needs to go to the bathroom. But other times stomach pain can
“Adulting” With Your Teen: How To Teach Important Life Skills
Cooking, cleaning and laundry may just feel like chores to you. But they are essential life skills that are necessary for your teen to learn so they eventually can live
Electronic Scooter Safety
For the past few years electric scooters have been a common sight on city sidewalks and increasingly in suburban neighborhoods as more kids use them to get from place to place. But are they safe?
Menstrual Suppression in Teens
Menstrual suppression refers to using medication to stop someone from having a period or make it lighter or more regular. The questions I often hear next are why someone would
Health Issue: Born with Heart Defect and Lost to Care
About 550,000 teens and adults are "lost to care": Born with a heart condition and are not being cared for by a doctor trained to treat and manage them.
Born With a Heart Defect: Q&A About The COVID-19 Vaccine
At last the coronavirus COVID-19 vaccine is here. In Ohio, Phase 1b includes vaccinations for those with preexisting medical conditions. What does that mean for people who have adult congenital
How Will Congenital Heart Disease Affect My Pregnancy?
If you have adult congenital heart disease, it's important to see a specialist and learn how it might affect your pregnancy.
Top Tips for Successful Telehealth Visits
These days, you can do just about anything from the comfort of your own home, and that includes a visit with a healthcare provider. Telehealth appointments offer convenience for parents and kids alike. But before you hop into a video visit, we’ve got some tips to make your telehealth visit go smoothly.
Defeating Period Problems in Girls with Disabilities
Young girls usually get their first period between ages 10 and 15. This age range is typically the same for teens and tweens with mental and/or physical disabilities. And while
Teens: Is COVID Stressing You Out? Here’s Help
So, COVID-19 sucks, right? If you’ve noticed that you’ve felt anxious, fearful, worried or stressed more than normal…well, you’re not alone. Our entire world has changed because of COVID-19. It’s
Is Your Teen Stressed Because of COVID? Here’s Help
Teens have had a lot to deal with this year, from challenges of remote or blended learning to COVID-19 restrictions that have likely put a damper on their social life.
ADHD Parent Course: 5 Most Useful Things I Learned
All you need is a little patience and understanding, they said. Just read this book, they said. Try watching these videos, they encouraged. While I have appreciated the advice of
How to Treat and Prevent Diaper Rash
Diaper rash isn’t fun for parents or babies. Fortunately, you can treat most cases of it at home and it often clears up quickly. About 1 in every 4 babies
Home for the Holidays? Maybe Not During COVID-19
COVID-19 numbers are increasing at record numbers in much of the country and my fear is the infection rate will only get worse if people do not take proper precautions this holiday season.
Changing Care for Kids with Diabetes: How Tech Is Making an Impact
For kids with diabetes, advances in technology go well beyond accessing the latest online game or social app. These advances mean better healthcare: longer-lasting insulin, more accuracy in measuring blood
Halloween During COVID-19: Advice from the Expert
As you’re thinking through your comfort level and making plans for Halloween, here are some of the most common question I’m getting and my answers.
A New Scoliosis Treatment: Vertebral Body Tethering
Vertebral body tethering (VBT) is a non-fusion surgical treatment for scoliosis that was recently approved for pediatric patients. Learn more about the surgery, and patients for whom it may be an option.
Talking With Kids About Mental Illness
An estimated one in five adults in the United States is diagnosed with a mental illness. And nearly half of all teens have a mental disorder.* That means chances are