Childrens Health

How do I know if my baby has a cold? A cold is just the common name for an infection of the respiratory system caused by a virus. In other words, if your baby is sniffling, stuffed up, or sneezing...
So you've heard great things about the magic of time-out -- the disciplinary tactic of removing a misbehaving child from the action for a dose of quiet time -- only it seems to have no effect on your little...
Flying with a toddler can be a trying experience, especially during a long trip. Even the world's most patient, most obedient child will at some point wonder why he has to spend so much time stuck in a little...
After I deliver a baby and the parents take their little bundle of joy home, they become used to taking care of their newborn and recognizing all their needs. But at some point, that little infant may spike a...
When you go into a hospital, do you expect the hospital and biotech industries to make a profit from your surgical specimens? Well in the case of circumcision, your child’s foreskin could be making thousands of dollars for the...
As I sit here reviewing charts in my office, I came across a link to a story someone sent me that really embodies the heartbreak all doctors are faced with at some point in their career. The story bares...
When is the right time to take your child for their first dental appointment? Unfortunately, it seems most parents wait too long. Research indicates that children who receive preventive dental care during the first year of life have less...
The power of a mother’s love is so vast and so great that it's almost impossible to put into words. Now, thanks to a recent study conducted by researchers at NYU Langone Medical Center in Manhattan, a mother's love...
One in three Americans today have insulin resistance—a metabolic disorder where the body produces insulin but does not use it effectively. Because insulin’s job is to maintain normal blood glucose levels, the inability of the body to use insulin...
Experts have now identified a possible anatomical marker for the diagnosis of depression and its risk of future recurrence. The insula is a region that exists on either side of the brain. It is tied to emotion, perception, self...