From forgetting an inhaler to understanding when to use it, there are many reasons children may not comply with their asthma care plan – and it could be affecting the health and quality of their lives. Asthma is the third leading cause of hospitalizations in children, according to the CDC. To improve compliance, educators have […]
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.
Whether they’re raiding the family medicine chest or attending “pill parties” with their friends, more American teens are abusing prescription drugs than ever before. According to the Partnership for a Drug-Free America, 1 in 5 teens has abused a prescription medication. Marijuana is now the only illicit substance that is abused more. Because these drugs […]
If it seems like your teen’s nose is constantly buried in her phone, sending and receiving texts from friends, you’re not going crazy. According to Nielsen, the average teen sends 3,339 texts each month. That’s more than 6 per waking hour. With this growing epidemic, medical professionals are realizing the many side effects texting has […]
No matter which you decide to use — cloth or disposable — changing diapers is a dirty job. Your bundle of joy will soil diapers about 10 times a day, or about 70 times a week during the first few months of life. So, follow these diapering dos and don’ts to minimize the mess and […]
Now that fall is upon us, it’s time to dust off your soup pot. As the weather cools off, there’s nothing better than a hot cup of soup to warm the soul — and your belly. And we’ve got just the soup recipe for pregnant or breastfeeding moms: Carrot-ginger soup. Carrots are chock full of […]
If your child has diabetes and goes to a childcare center, it’s important to ensure that they receive appropriate care for their condition. Very young children – like infants, toddlers and preschoolers – are unable to manage their diabetes by themselves and need caretakers to appropriately handle it for them. Legally, a childcare center cannot […]