6 Tips for Packing a Healthy Lunch Your Kids Will Actually Eat
It is possible to pack a healthy lunch that your kids will actually eat! Read six tips explaining how to do it from one of our dietitians.
Tips for Choosing and Wearing Backpacks at School
It's important for kids to choose the right backpack and to wear it properly to prevent injuries and promote comfortability. Read Dr. Wall's tips to help make that happen:
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.
Musculoskeletal Chest Pain in Kids: What Can Be Done About It?
While musculoskeletal chest pain can be scary, it is rarely caused by an underlying heart condition. That said, the pain is very real, and many parents wonder how they can help their kids. Read some potential ways to help kids find relief, from a pediatric cardiologist.
7 Things I Wish I Had Known About Pediatric Strokes
Before her eight-year-old daughter had a stroke, it never occurred to Jill that kids can get them. More awareness is needed because timing is everything when it comes to pediatric strokes. Read the seven things she wished she knew about them.
Sensory Processing and Integration Challenges
Many children experience challenges with sensory processing and integration. Our senses help us interpret the world around us. The way we process and integrate sensory information determines how we react
Common Triggers of Headaches in Children and Teens
Headaches can be triggered by a number of different things. Read about the most common triggers of occasional headaches in children and teens.
5 Things to Know About Myopia (Nearsightedness) in Kids
While a diagnosis of myopia, or nearsightedness, might not sound serious, it’s important to treat it with corrective lenses as soon as possible. Not doing so can put kids at risk for serious vision-related conditions later in life. Read 5 things to know about it, including how to slow down the progression.
Allergy Skin Prick Test: What’s It Like?
An allergy skin prick test can either confirm or deny an allergy to a specific substance and works for both food and environmental allergies. Read to learn what happens during this test and why it may take a couple of hours.
When Your Child Gets A Nosebleed: DOs and DON’Ts
Nosebleeds can be alarming to kids and parents alike, especially if there wasn’t an injury. The good news is that most of them can be managed at home without medical intervention. Follow these DOs and DON'Ts to treat and help prevent them.
Infant Jaundice: 5 Things Expecting Parents Should Know
About 50-60 percent of otherwise healthy newborns will have some degree of jaundice. One treatment is light therapy. Learn more about treatments and what to look for in your newborn.
Febrile Seizures: A Parent’s Guide
Febrile seizures are most common in kids between six months and six years of age, with the peak occurring between 12 and 18 months. About two percent of kids under the age of six will have at least one.
Lower Back Pain in Kids: What Can Be Done?
Almost one-third of athletes will have back pain at some point while playing sports. It is one of the most common ailments we see in Orthopedic and Sports Medicine clinics and on the sideline. It is important to understand the cause of the pain and then treat it accordingly to help a child find relief.
Kidney Stones: Not Just An Adult Problem
Did you know that kids get kidney stones, too? We currently treat around 600 kids a year with them, which is triple the amount from 10 years ago. Read to learn why kids might be getting them and how parents can help prevent them from forming in the first place.
6 Steps Parents Can Take to Keep Kids’ Hearts Healthy
Heart health is important for adults AND kids alike. There is some research to suggest that heart disease can start in childhood – and perhaps even in utero during pregnancy. Here are important preventive steps parents can take to keep their kids’ hearts healthy:
Kids’ Coughs: What Do They Mean?
The symptoms that come along with coughs often tell more about an illness than the cough itself.
Thyroid Disease in Kids: The Most Important Things to Know
Thyroid disease is not uncommon in kids and the symptoms can be vague. Here are the most important things to know about thyroid disease in children:
Tackling the Grocery: Tips for Saving Time, Money, and Making Healthy Choices
Eating healthier is often a New Year's Resolution, and making meals at home is a great way to achieve that goal. However, this usually means more trips to the grocery store, which can be overwhelming! Check out this list of tips for making healthy choices, as well as saving time and money!
6 Points to Remember about Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs) in Kids
Urinary tract infections (UTI) are a common childhood problem. Whether they're facing their first one or have had them before, here are a few points to remember: