Childrens Health

The name may sound funny, but whooping cough is no laughing matter. Whooping cough, also called pertussis, is a highly contagious bacterial infection that causes severe coughing spells and respiratory inflammation of the upper airways. It is spread when an...
Children learn from role models. They naturally watch what others are doing as they learn to find their way in the world. A role model may help shape that child's beliefs, values, and actions. The relationship a child has...
Flu Rates are on the Rise: According to the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), flu activity in the United States has increased over the past two weeks. This peak is an indication of an early flu season,...
You're stuck inside, possibly until Wednesday. Your kids are bored and the power didn't even go out yet. The wind is picking up and the rain is starting to come down. Every television on the east coast is likely tuned...
We've all been there; either glaring at the table of rambunctious kids in a restaurant or fielding the glares as the parents of the accused. Children don't inherently learn the nuances of dining in a public place so it's...
  This is a very exciting story because it illustrates for us the great strides we are making in the field of fetal surgery. Of course, there are still many challenges, and clearly one of them is the risk for...
As a doctor, I get a lot of health questions both in my practice and in my e-mail inbox. Today, I found one from a mom whose 8-year-old child suffers from migraines. How do you deal with an “adult”...
 A new investigative report finds that, in contrast to countries like China and India which have known to have been known to selectively screen for male fetuses, parents in the U.S. are spending thousands of dollars on reproductive procedures...
This October, Down Syndrome Awareness Month began in the heart of the biggest city in the United States. The National Down Syndrome Society (NDSS) aired a video of over two hundred pictures of people living with the chromosomal disorder...
Theories already exist that birth order affects personality – but could it also affect health?Results from a new study indicate that firstborn children may be more likely to suffer from certain types of allergies, Business Week reported. Japanese researchers surveyed...
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