Should I Worry If My Child’s Chest Is Sunken?
Have you noticed an indentation or depression in your child’s chest and wondered, Is this normal? Pectus excavatum is the name of the condition where a child’s sternum, or breastbone,
Need a Sports Physical? See Your Pediatrician
A sports physical should be part of routine preventive care done by your child’s primary care provider. Why? Better care, better cost, better access.
Tips For Kids Feeling Socially Anxious As We Emerge From The Pandemic
As more people are getting vaccinated against COVID-19, families are starting to emerge from over a year of isolation associated with the pandemic. During the COVID shut-downs, many people stayed
Young & Healthy Podcast | Kids and Sugar: A Recipe for Success
On this episode of the Cincinnati Children’s Young & Healthy podcast we discuss the topic of kids and sugar! Learn the difference between natural and added sugars, popular drinks with a lot of added sugars and so much more with Registered Dietitians, Catherine Anthony and Delaney Elam.
The Young & Healthy Podcast | Episode 1 COVID-19: Finding New Normal
In the first episode of the Cincinnati Children's Young & Healthy podcast, Dr. Josh Schaffzin, Dr. Monica Mitchell, and Dr. Mary Carol Burkhardt discuss the effects the COVID-19 pandemic has had on children and families.
Brood X Has Arrived: How to Help Children With the Cicadas
By now, you’ve probably met a few of this summer’s winged visitors. If you haven’t, they’re coming. Billions of cicadas are emerging across the United States this summer. For some, this may be the first time experiencing this phenomenon, and while fascinating, these insects can also cause some trouble for children.
How To Increase Calories In Your Underweight Child’s Diet
If your child needs to gain weight, here is a list of high calorie foods and other tips to consider to help increase their calorie intake.
Spring Allergies: What You Can Do for Your Child
Pollen and mold are hard to avoid when you want to go outside and play, but there are a number of ways to alleviate allergy symptoms.
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?
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.
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.
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.