The news on ACL injuries is not good. The latest research shows the common knee injuries are on the rise among young athletes. That may come as no surprise, given the growth and hyper intensity of organized youth sports. On top of the increase, other research suggests kids need a lot longer to recover from […]
Whether you’re a parent of an infant and toddler or school-age kids and teens, you probably have a zillion questions about your children. What’s normal? What should I expect when my child is sick? When should I call the doctor? You’ll find the answers to these questions and more in this section.
With summer in full swing, there’s nothing better than a dose of sand and surf to soothe your family’s souls — and their toes. So, pack your sandals, sunscreen, beach toys and bathing suits — and head out for some much-needed fun in the sun. But before you sink your toes into the sand, read […]
You’ve probably heard the rhyme, leaves of 3, let them be! It’s that time of year when kids are playing outdoors more, putting them at greater risk for catching the poison ivy rash. “More than half of kids who come into contact with poison ivy will have an allergic reaction,” said Dr. Jeffrey Jinks, a […]
It may come as no surprise that babies are more vulnerable to sunburn than adults. Babies’ skin is more sensitive to the sun’s ultraviolet rays because it’s not as developed as adults’ skin. But did you know babies also are more susceptible to long-term damage from sunburn? Studies show one blistering sunburn during early childhood […]
Your child’s academic intellect is like a muscle. If they don’t use it, atrophy sets in. There’s no better example than summer learning loss. Kids in general lose about 1 or more months of math and reading skills over the summer. The loss is even more significant for low-income children. Short of sending your kids […]
A child’s first choppers are an exciting milestone for parents and babies alike. But even before those pearly whites pop through — on average, the first baby teeth come in between 4 and 7 months of age — it’s important to establish good dental health. “It’s vital to take care of your baby’s teeth now […]