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
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.
The Importance Of Nutrition To Wound Healing
When your child is healing from a significant wound — whether it’s due to trauma or after a surgery — parents naturally have many concerns. These concerns typically center around
Walking Pneumonia: 101 for Parents
Walking pneumonia isn't typically as severe as typical pneumonia, but it needs treatment. Learn more about the symptoms and when your child should see a doctor.
Breastfeeding: Let’s Make it Work
August is National Breastfeeding Month, and the U.S Breastfeeding Committee’s theme this year is “Every Step of the Way.” Every family should receive support at every step along their infant
Caring for Young Athletes: The Importance of Pediatric Specialists
Every parent of a young athlete wants their child to participate in the sport they love and be as successful as possible. If that young athlete has an injury, going to specialists who care for professional athletes can seem like a good idea, but care for adolescent athletes isn’t the same as for adults
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.