Healthy Living

Our world has drastically changed in the last few months, and we’re needing to do things that we never expected. Wearing face masks is probably at the top of that list! We explained the important reasons for wearing masks in › Continue Reading

As more shelter-in-place orders are relaxing, the CDC recommends that all people, including children, wear masks outside of the home when it’s not possible to maintain six feet of distance from others. In general, staying home and keeping your distance › Continue Reading

The silver lining to the COVID-19 pandemic has been that it doesn’t appear to affect children as much as it does adults. The majority of kids who have been infected have fully recovered and their symptoms tend to be more › Continue Reading

Like a lot of parents, I am concerned about many aspects of COVID-19. Among numerous other things, I’m worried about what will happen if my kids get sick or hurt during the pandemic. I can’t tell you how many times › Continue Reading

Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, we’ve seen a significant drop in well-child visits at Cincinnati Children’s and at pediatric offices throughout our community. At the height of the stay-at-home orders, our visits were at about one-third of typical and now, we’re › Continue Reading

We’ve been sheltering-in-place and managing our lives around the new coronavirus, COVID-19, for quite some time now. As a child psychologist, I figured that eventually our mental health would be impacted by it. Recently I saw a statistic that confirmed › Continue Reading

As the weather gets nicer and restrictions start to be lifted, we all hope we’re closer to playing and watching sports again. As the transition to more activity begins it’s important for parents to understand that your child will need › Continue Reading

The unknown is scary, and there are a lot of unknowns in our current situation.  While it’s unsettling to live with so much uncertainty, our family has been trying to focus on the positives. We’re appreciating how much down time we have. Like › Continue Reading

Taking care of your family’s mental health is just as important as taking care of their physical health.  During this time of stress and uncertainty related to COVID-19, now is a great time to teach children how to do this!  › Continue Reading

More time at home during the COVID-19 pandemic means more meals are being consumed at home, too. I figured families might be struggling with lunch ideas, given that this meal is most often eaten outside of the home during school and work. › Continue Reading

As people around the country deal with longer and longer periods of isolation due to COVID-19, we asked Dr. Robert Frenck, medical director of the division of infectious diseases at Cincinnati Children’s, to answer some common questions from families living › Continue Reading

Whether it’s working-from-home, or digital learning, we’re doing more from home than ever before. For athletes who have sustained an injury and are in the rehab phase, this period of staying at home can still be useful in your recovery › Continue Reading

Parents are likely feeling overwhelmed right now, as they are trying to help their children navigate the many changes that have accompanied the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as managing their own stress and responsibilities. Further, I have to imagine that › Continue Reading

Like most of you reading this, I am figuring out how to keep my children and myself physically active without the normal routine of school and sports during the COVID-19 pandemic. These are certainly challenging times for all of us. › Continue Reading

Preventing illnesses, especially during the current COVID-19 pandemic, is at the top of all of our minds. While it’s not practical to think that we can avoid 100% of illnesses, having a healthy immune system is an important part of › Continue Reading

Many of our patients face an increased risk from the broad impact of coronavirus (COVID-19). Because of this, we are providing our families with the following tips and strategies to help them mentally cope at home.  Ways That Patients Can › Continue Reading

WHAT IS ORTHOREXIA? Orthorexia is an obsessive focus on healthy eating. In many cases, a change to the diet can be considered positive. However, some eating behaviors can quickly become out of control if someone becomes overly fixated on self-imposed › Continue Reading

Parents frequently ask me how important baby teeth are. After all, they just fall out and are replaced with another set. I often respond with a one-word answer: vital. Baby teeth are essential to not just dental health, but a › Continue Reading

No matter where you go these days, people are using earphones.  They use them for communicating, listening to music, and blocking background noise.  They come in a variety of shapes and sizes — from those that completely cover the ears, › Continue Reading

While throwing a car seat cover and straps in the washer and dryer seems like a convenient and sensible way to go about cleaning a dirty car seat, this is usually not the recommended method. Car seats are made of › Continue Reading

Praising kids comes easily for most parents. We want them to feel good about themselves and what they’re doing, so we tell them they’ve done a great job. The only issue with this is that we haven’t told them what › Continue Reading

We’re all aware that regular physical activity is important and has many health benefits. But even some very active kids have a difficult time keeping the exercise going during the winter months. We get it – it’s cold, it’s dark › Continue Reading

I’d like to spread awareness for a public health issue impacting both kids and adults: a mislabeled amoxicillin allergy. I say mislabeled because many people who think they are allergic to amoxicillin are not actually allergic to it. Or they › Continue Reading

Tis the season for holiday parties, food-related treats, and off-kilter schedules. It’s great fun, but if your family is trying to maintain a healthy lifestyle, you may be wondering what can be done to prevent it from spiraling of control. › Continue Reading

Along with sleepless nights, diaper changes and loads and loads of tiny laundry, new parents will eventually have to deal with their baby getting sick. One of the most common respiratory illnesses new parents encounter is bronchiolitis, which 90 percent › Continue Reading