Sleep Deprivation in Teens: The Impact and What to Do About It
Many parents assume that teens are naturally moody and surly. This may be unfair; a lot of teens are sleep deprived. A pediatric neuropsychologist explains the impact of sleep deprivation in teens — including declining school performance and increased car crashes — and what parents can do about it.
Breastfeeding: How We Can Help
Most U.S. women initiate breastfeeding as recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics, but there can be challenges to breastfeeding success. There are rare medical conditions that keep mothers from
Don’t Believe the Hype: COVID-19 Boosters Work and Here’s Why
If you haven’t already done it, now is the time to get your COVID-19 vaccine booster for your kids and yourself. There has been some misinformation spread about a lack
Growing Pains: Helpful Tips for Parents and Kids
Growing pains are deep, cramping pains that occur in childhood, usually in the lower legs. They occur most often in kids ages 3-12. Here are some tips for managing these pains in your child and when to call the doctor.
Summer Practices: What To Know
You can do a lot at home to make sure your child is ready for practice in the heat of the summer. Learn the most important things you should know before your child hits the practice field.
What to Know About Poisonous Summer Plants In Ohio
Now that the summer season is fully upon us and many children are out of school, families are spending more time enjoying outdoor activities. While summer is a wonderful time
Why Your Child Most Likely Does Not Have A Penicillin Allergy
More than 95% of children with a penicillin allergy listed in their medical chart are found not to be allergic after going through allergy testing. Cincinnati Children’s offers penicillin allergy testing through its Penicillin Allergy Testing Service.
When Can Kids Wear Contact Lenses? 8 Questions to Help Parents Decide
If your kids have been wearing glasses for a while, they may soon be asking for contact lenses. Some kids as young as six are ready for the responsibility and some 16-year-olds are not. A pediatric optometrist offers a list of questions parents can ask themselves to help guide their decision.
How to Help Protect Your Child’s Hearing
Most sounds are safe for hearing, but some sounds can damage hearing if they are too loud or are loud enough for an extended amount of time. Learn about noise-induced hearing loss and what you can do to help protect your child's hearing.
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.
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.
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.
Need-to-Know Info about Wisdom Tooth Removal
If you’re a parent of a teen today, you likely remember when you or someone you know had their wisdom teeth removed in high school or college. Now that you
My Daughter’s Spina Bifida Care Journey
For most families, news that they are expecting a baby is a joyous occasion. But for families of the 1 out of every 2,700 babies diagnosed with spina bifida, those
A Lifetime of Care – Transitioning from Pediatric to Adult Cardiology
When I was born, I was diagnosed with a serious heart condition and my parents were told I might not survive the night. The experts at Cincinnati Children’s were called
Young & Healthy Podcast | COVID-19 Update: Vaccine for 5 to 11-year-olds
Drs. Patty Manning-Courtney and Bob Frenck join us to provide an update on the COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5 to 11. Join us as we answer parent questions about vaccine research, allergies and the vaccine, natural immunity,
Holiday Gatherings And Travel During COVID-19: Is It Safe Yet?
For the second year in a row, COVID-19 and what to do about large gatherings will be a discussion for families as we get ready for the holiday season. The
6 Things to Do with Leftover Halloween Candy
Whether you overestimated how much Halloween candy you would need, or your kids worked extra hard for it this year, the end result is the same: a big pile of