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6 Questions Parents Should Really Be Asking Pediatricians

Claire McCarthy, M.D. | Posted 08.18.2015 | Parents
Claire McCarthy, M.D.

As a pediatrician, I get lots of questions from parents -- but sometimes I wish they would ask different ones.

Pediatricians Screen Parents for ACEs to Improve Health of Their Kids

Jane Ellen Stevens | Posted 08.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Jane Ellen Stevens

Eventually, say Pettersen and Gillespie, all pediatricians will be integrating ACEs into their practice, because it's crucial to making sure that kids have a healthy childhood -- which helps them avoid chronic disease and mental illness when they're adults.

Jonathan Cohn

Rand Paul's Political Views Make Perfect Sense When You Look At His Medical Background

HuffingtonPost.com | Jonathan Cohn | Posted 04.08.2015 | Politics

The doctor is in. The senator is out. Rand Paul, the ophthalmologist and Republican senator from Kentucky, officially launched his presidential ca...

The 15 Painful Stages Of A Tooth's Arrival In Our Home

Leyna Juliet Weber | Posted 06.06.2015 | Parents
Leyna Juliet Weber

Why must they feel such pain while other kids sprint through teething? Feel sad they feel pain. Feel grateful to have kids to begin with. Feel guilt for feeling any of these feelings. Post something on Facebook about loving motherhood and its many gifts.

What I Tell Parents Who Ask Me About Alternate Vaccine Schedules

Claire McCarthy, M.D. | Posted 05.02.2015 | Parents
Claire McCarthy, M.D.

So much of this is about trust: Helping families trust not just me, but all the research and science behind vaccines, helping them trust the people who truly are experts as opposed to the people who say they are, but aren't.

4 Mistakes Parents Make At The Pediatrician's Office

Claire McCarthy, M.D. | Posted 04.19.2015 | Parents
Claire McCarthy, M.D.

We aren't here to judge -- and we have seen and heard worse, I promise. Please, tell the truth. I can't take care of your child (or you) if you don't.

Dear Father Who Shook His Baby

Kristie Rivers, MD, FAAP | Posted 03.10.2015 | Parents
Kristie Rivers, MD, FAAP

Why did you do it? I know your son was probably crying and crying and crying, because that's just what babies do at this age. Why didn't you just put him in his crib and walk away, go outside, call someone to come and help you?

Is Better Treatment Possible for Children With Food Allergies?

Mount Sinai Health System | Posted 03.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Mount Sinai Health System

Research conducted over the past few years, and now underway at our institution and others around the country, has generated promising developments in diagnosing and treating food allergies.

One Mother Wonders, 'Can There Be Love Without Sex?'

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 01.03.2015 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

I have allowed my daughter to go on dates with him as long as she checks in with me so I know their whereabouts and that she gets home by curfew. I've asked my daughter what she means when she says she is in love and she just says that she really really is crazy about this boy

Helping Children in Hidden Rural Poverty

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 11.12.2014 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

When many people hear child poverty in America, the first stereotype is an inner-city child. But in a nation where over 16 million children, more than one in five, are poor, the truth is that child poverty affects children everywhere, although we know it affects urban, suburban, and rural children in some ways differently.

Protecting Gun Owners from Pediatricians: Free Speech Redefined

Maggie Kozel, M.D. | Posted 11.09.2014 | Politics
Maggie Kozel, M.D.

These groups would have us believe that only gun owners should be allowed to speak about guns, and helpless, tongue-tied gun-owning parents need to be constitutionally protected from their subversive pediatricians.

Education for the World We Want (part 2)

Suna Senman | Posted 11.05.2014 | Education
Suna Senman

The lack of motivation to learn often results in low performance, poor self-esteem and disruptive behavior. As self-image decreases, the desire to constructively contribute to society declines creating a downward spiral.

Our Journey to Rounding Out a Flat Head

Marco Gonzalez | Posted 11.05.2014 | Parents
Marco Gonzalez

Let me be honest. Before becoming a parent, I felt like I was so clueless with many kid-related things. One thing I just had never heard about... flat head syndrome, aka Plagiocephaly. You may be scratching your round head and thinking, "huh?" I know... that's what I thought, too.

Here's A Pediatrician Who Knows How To Make A Toddler Laugh While Getting Shots

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 07.29.2014 | Parents

Clearly, the most logical explanation is magic. How else do you account for a pediatrician who makes getting shots fun? So fun, in fact, that this ...

17 Things Your Child's Pediatrician Doesn't Want To Hear From You

Melissa Sher | Posted 06.21.2014 | Parents
Melissa Sher

We're applying to preschools and would love a letter of recommendation from you and from each of your partners.

Should You Break Up With Your Ob/Gyn?

Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff | Posted 06.01.2014 | Parents
Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff

It's pretty clear that the gynecologists, obstetricians and pediatricians who are primarily responsible for our children's health are unified with the common goal of reducing exposure to toxic chemicals -- especially in pregnancy.

Pediatricians: 'Get Out of Our Office'

Dan Lambert | Posted 04.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Dan Lambert

Don't be surprised if you start hearing a very hard line from your family doctor. Increasing numbers of physicians are turning away families that refu...

Euthanasia for Young Children?

Dorian de Wind | Posted 04.15.2014 | Impact
Dorian de Wind

There are so many moral, religious, ethical, medical, emotional and legal aspects associated and entangled with it that one is certainly well advised to tread lightly and wisely when and if venturing into a discussion dealing with euthanasia.

What Worries Me Most About My Baby's Surgery

Whitney Frink | Posted 04.01.2014 | Parents
Whitney Frink

In less than a week, my baby boy will have his head cut open from ear to ear. And I am terrified.

Dear People Who Undercut Parents

Rob Sachs | Posted 02.26.2014 | Parents
Rob Sachs

It's a daily struggle to keep the little ones in line and I'm grateful for discreetly-imparted tips from family, friends, teachers and wise elders. Unfortunately, there are some out there who simply aren't working with me, making my job vastly more difficult than it needs to be.

Message to the ADHD Medical Community: Is Medication the Only Answer?

Elaine Taylor-Klaus | Posted 02.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Elaine Taylor-Klaus

Professionals know that there is no magic formula for "fixing" ADHD, and that active management is key for long-term success. Let's share that little secret with parents, shall we? The futures of their children are at stake.

Isn't It Time for Pediatricians to Stop Pitting Food Allergies Against Healthy Eating Habits?

Dina R. Rose | Posted 02.11.2014 | Parents
Dina R. Rose

If pediatricians want to improve children's health, they should start by changing how they advise parents to introduce solid to their infants. It's outmoded, overly cautious and at odds with current research on how good eating habits develop.

When Will You Stop Taking Money From Junk Food Peddlers? An Open Letter to the Presidents of AND and AAP

Nancy Huehnergarth | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Nancy Huehnergarth

Sponsorship is an issue that has reached critical mass for both Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and American Academy of Pediatrics. When your organizations take money from junk food manufacturers it is embarrassing to your members, detrimental to your reputations and harmful to the health of Americans.

Is It Time for Pediatricians to Stop Pushing So Much Cheese?

Dina R. Rose | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Dina R. Rose

Cheese sticks. Grilled cheese. Cheese quesadillas. Pizza. Macaroni and cheese. Many toddlers I know eat cheese daily. Some eat cheese multiple times throughout the day. And parents think they're doing the right thing: getting enough calcium into their kids.

Baby Injuries From Tight Clothing

Robin Wilson | Posted 10.04.2013 | Parents
Robin Wilson

It is my hope that continuing to raise awareness of this issue will force baby clothing manufacturers to make true infant sizes and to limit the use of such tight rubber and elastic.