| Apr 3, 2013
| 11:55 AM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Parents of preschoolers at risk for attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may first want to try behavior training before they put their children on medications, suggests a new analysis of past studies.
| Oct 13, 2010
Recently, I was reviewing an alarming study in an issue of Pediatrics. The statistics only corroborated what I've seen in my own pediatric practice, where I take care of many adolescents.
Despite our parental and societal "admonitions" not to have sex...
| Sep 24, 2010
The average American child spends four to five hours a day in front of a screen—that's roughly one-third of their waking time either in front of a TV or a computer, and all that screen time could be adding up to poor health.
The trend toward more...
| Oct 21, 2010
When Oakland, Calif., mom Patricia Miranda's oldest son, Eduardo, was declared overweight and diagnosed with high cholesterol at age 5, she knew something about the family's eating habits had to change. But she didn't know where to start.
"I never got...
| Sep 7, 2010
Ferdousi Dawood was worried. Her daughter's headaches were excruciating, and prescription medicines and natural remedies had failed to make a difference. Now, a doctor at Children's Memorial Hospital was recommending a CT scan to peer inside the 10-year-...
| Jun 25, 2010
As a native New Yorker living in Dundalk, Evelyn Lugo uses e-mail to keep in touch with friends and family in the Northeast. As an accounting student at Strayer University, she uses it to communicate with her professors.
So as a parent, why shouldn't she...
| Jun 16, 2010
Parents always want to listen to the pediatrician when a child is sick, but what do the pediatricians want parents to hear when the goal is to keep children well?
We posed that question to three doctors - Dr. Joel B. Steinberg, professor of pediatrics at...
| Sep 10, 2010
Signs of heart disease — generally thought to be a disease of middle age — can be seen even in children, cardiologists now know. But risk factors in children and young adults run the risk of being undetected and untreated, largely because of...
| Oct 14, 2010
Today's pediatricians are far busier counseling overweight children. But underweight children - often fussy eaters who have little interest in food - can be just as frustrating and worrisome.
Parents think they know the solution: more food. But that's...
| May 31, 2010
Two days after her second son, Dylan, was born in 2005, Mariah Bianchi let out yet another deep-chested cough, this time in the hospital, where she was recovering from the delivery.
She had been coughing for two weeks; she had coughed so badly that her...
| Aug 17, 2010
On their next visit to the pediatrician, parents of adolescent boys may be asked if they want their sons to get an expensive vaccine they've never before considered—the HPV shot.
Recently approved for boys, the three-dose immunization has been...
| Dec 20, 2011
Marla Richter comes from, to use her term, a "fat family." Her mom was fat, as are her kids and most of her grandkids. So a recent case hit home: A 219-pound Cleveland third-grader was taken from his mother by child welfare officials, in part, because...