Tag "teens"

Teen transitions can be hard. And let’s face it, there are a lot of them. Making the move to the world of adult healthcare is just one of the many transitions that teens must manage. Changing from pediatric to adult › Continue Reading

The American Justice Department statistics show that 1 in every 4 kids will be bullied some time in their adolescence. With the consequences of bullying well-documented, this is a sobering statistic. On the flip side, it can be equally disheartening › Continue Reading

Cindy Pettit, MSN, ARPN, NP, and Lauren Kathman, Child Life Specialist, give tips on how to prep children for surgery based on their age. Pettit and Kathman recommend different strategies for infants, toddlers, preschoolers, school-aged children, and teenagers. Read more › Continue Reading

Cincinnati Children’s Nick DeBlasio, MD, says about 10 percent of school-aged children and 27 percent of teens get headaches. Some common reasons for headaches include not drinking enough water, not getting enough sleep, missing a meal and stress. Read more › Continue Reading

Michael Gittelman, Wendy Pomerantz and Richard A. Falcone are physicians in Cincinnati Children’s Comprehensive Children’s Injury Center. They have published an editorial for Cincinnati.com citing sobering teen driving statistics in order to generate support for stricter graduated driver’s license legislation (GDL), found in House Bill › Continue Reading

As we approach the 5 year anniversary of my son-in-law Rob’s death, I reflect mostly on how his decision has affected the lives of his two daughters, Sam and Emma. Suicide has been described as ‘a permanent solution to a temporary problem,’ › Continue Reading

The Power of a Story

Over the last month or so, I’ve been doing a lot of reflecting on 2012, and I’ve come to realize that when you share your story, others are willing to share theirs and big things happen. As people learn about our › Continue Reading