Health

From teething to adolescence and everything in between. Help keep your child healthy as they grow.

Dear Dr. Paul: We have a four-year-old daughter who has been toilet trained since she was two. Recently, she started wetting the bed at night, but has no problems during […]

Avoid Mealtime Battles – And Still Get Your Kids To Eat

February 12th, 2013 posted by Tammy Rome

As many parents know from experience, kids will survive our mistakes. Please don’t feel like you have to give in to every demand your little (or big) ones make regarding […]

Helping the Overweight Child

February 12th, 2013 posted by DoctorGeorge.com

The Dos and Don’ts Often times parents or other well meaning family members will become overly concerned about a child’s weight. Before jumping the gun, be sure to read these […]

My Child is Obese: What Can I Do to Help Her?

February 12th, 2013 posted by Gwenn Schurgin O'Keeffe, MD, FAAP

Dear Dr. Gwenn: “My daughter is 6 years old and obese, weighing 106 lbs. That is well above the 90 percentile line for her age. We have had her to […]

When Your School-age Children Are Sick

February 12th, 2013 posted by Gwenn Schurgin O'Keeffe, MD, FAAP

It never fails. One of your children gets sick when your spouse is away on business and you have a full schedule. To complicate matters, it can be difficult deciding […]

How to Feed a Hungry Teen

February 12th, 2013 posted by Live Well, Be Well Magazine

For the fourth time today, you’ve seen your teenager standing searchingly in front of your open refrigerator. And now you’ve just finished dinner. What gives? Teenaged kids often seem insatiable. […]

Baby Bites: A Smile That Lasts A Lifetime

February 12th, 2013 posted by S. Ricardo

Children’s teeth require special care… Oral hygiene habits developed in early childhood will last a lifetime affecting more than just a healthy smile. Studies show that children with healthy mouths: […]

Hidden Dangers: Children, Choking, and Toys

February 12th, 2013 posted by Family Corner Staff

Children, Choking, and Toys Children of all ages, not just babies, can choke on toys or other foreign objects. CHAPEL HILL: While watching TV one day, 8-year-old Lee Wright of […]

Never too Young to Start Good Habits

February 12th, 2013 posted by Family Corner Staff

Childhood obesity is a growing problem among our youngsters, especially with so many activities that no longer require them to run and jump. Couple that with poor eating habits and […]

Why Aren’t Antibiotics Helping My Child’s Ear Infection?

February 12th, 2013 posted by Gwenn Schurgin O'Keeffe, MD, FAAP

Dear Dr. Gwenn, My child has an ear infection and started taking antibiotics yesterday. She had 2 doses yesterday, 1 dose this morning and will get 1 this evening. However, […]

The Killer Under Our Sinks: Inhalants

February 12th, 2013 posted by TheAntiDrug.com

Inhalants are common products found right in the home and are among the most popular and deadly substances kids abuse. Inhalant abuse can result in death from the very first […]

Baby Bottle Tooth Decay

February 12th, 2013 posted by Family Corner Staff

How to Get Your Kid to Eat but Not Too Much Baby bottle tooth decay (BBTD) is a serious dental condition that strikes children between the ages of one and […]

How Can I Be Sure My Son Eats Healthy?

February 12th, 2013 posted by Gwenn Schurgin O'Keeffe, MD, FAAP

Dr. Gwenn Schurgin O’Keeffe, MD, FAAP Dear Dr. Gwenn, My son is turning 18 months old this month. All of a sudden he will not eat anything nutritious like he […]

Pain in the Back: Your Child’s Backpack May Not Be the Cause

February 12th, 2013 posted by Dr. Robert Duvall

Back pain is pervasive throughout the adult population. It is one of the most common reasons to visit a doctor. Young children are suffering from back pain much earlier than […]

Yoga Proving Popular for Kids

February 12th, 2013 posted by Nancy Wile

You may know the benefits of yoga for adults, but do you know about all the benefits your kids can gain from a little yoga practice each week? Yoga is […]

Finicky Feeding

February 12th, 2013 posted by Ailza Rumbaua, MD

by Ailza Rumbaua, MD Picky eating habits are a major dilemma for most parents, and even pediatricians. Although this may seem disturbing, this is a normal and expected behavior of […]

Band-Aides and Blackboards

February 12th, 2013 posted by Joan Fleitas

Band-Aides and Blackboards is a website created to sensitize people to what it’s like to grow up with medical problems. I share in its authorship with children around the world […]

How to Plan Meals For a Picky Eater

February 12th, 2013 posted by Kathleen Peters

This is such a tough one – how do you please everyone in the family? After struggling with a few ‘selective eaters’, as I prefer to call them in my […]

Pink Eye in Baby

February 12th, 2013 posted by Gwenn Schurgin O'Keeffe, MD, FAAP

Dear Dr. Gwenn, My little 5 month old woke up this morning with red eyelids – it looked as though I put pink eye shadow on him. He now has […]

Proper Nutrition Can Make Your Child a Top Student

February 12th, 2013 posted by Gobala Krishnan

by Gobala Krishnan It is important that your child gets his or her nutrition early on, preferably form Grade 1. This is the most important time for brain development, as […]

Beat the Bug: Your Guide to Colds & Flus

February 12th, 2013 posted by PlanetRx.com

How do you know it’s cold and flu season? One word: ah-choo! About 25 million to 50 million people in the United States will get the flu this year, and […]

As a mother of five small children, my eyes have really been opened to what we’re putting in our bodies on a daily basis. Without even thinking about it, millions […]

Produce: Healthy or Harmful?

February 12th, 2013 posted by Family Corner Staff

by Rochelle Davis, Executive Director, Generation Green Overuse of pesticides takes its greatest toll on children. Relative to their size and weight, children eat more food and drink more fluids […]

Adolescent Angst

February 12th, 2013 posted by Cora Lucas

by Cora Lucas On top of the general surge of hormones, young people are prone to experience depression. Stuck at the crossroads of adulthood, adolescents customarily feel low on the […]

Poison Ivy: Remedies and Tips

February 12th, 2013 posted by Brenda Hyde

Poison Ivy. Even typing it makes me itchy. It’s amazing that wildlife actually enjoys this plant that makes most of us pretty miserable. Many of the same treatments and tips […]

Better Nutrition for Better Teeth & Gums

February 12th, 2013 posted by Family Corner Staff

Cavities are the single most common chronic childhood affliction – five times more common than asthma and seven times more common than hay fever. Despite their prevalence, cavities shouldn’t be […]

Is it a Speech Problem?

February 12th, 2013 posted by Gwenn Schurgin O'Keeffe, MD, FAAP

Dr. Gwenn Schurgin O’Keeffe, MD, FAAP Dear Dr. Gwenn, We adopted our now 22 month old daughter from Guatemala last year. She was in an orphanage until 4 months old […]

Second Opinions

February 12th, 2013 posted by Gwenn Schurgin O'Keeffe, MD, FAAP

Thankfully most children are healthy and many will never need the care of a specialist. But should you find yourself in a situation that requires input beyond your pediatrician, there […]

Beyond The Blues: Kids and Depression

February 12th, 2013 posted by Dr. Maryann Rosenthal

Over 11 million prescriptions were written last year for kids with depression. That did not include those who didn’t even see a doctor. Growing up is never easy. It is […]

Exercises to Get You and Your Kids Awake in the Morning

February 12th, 2013 posted by Tracey Mallett

The first thing you should do in the morning before getting out of bed is to stretch. I love to do the following cross over back stretch which helps release […]

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