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The Phone Call Every Parent Dreads

Steve Belanger | Posted 03.31.2014 | Parents
Steve Belanger

As I ran into the building, the looks on all the teachers' faces struck a deeper fear into me. They seemed shaken, which amplified my panic.

3-D Printers Are Saving Babies' Lives One Breath At A Time

The Huffington Post | Nicole Edine | Posted 03.21.2014 | Technology

Breathing is a function that most of us take for granted. Not Natalie Peterson. Her son, Garrett, was born with a weak, soft cartilage in his w...

Why Are Children Losing Their Autism Diagnosis?

Arshya Vahabzadeh, M.D. | Posted 03.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Arshya Vahabzadeh, M.D.

I understand, and many researchers have pointed out to me, that grandfathering these autism diagnoses is scientifically messy at best. It may take decades to "clean up" the science; in the meantime, it's my duty to advocate for my patients.

The Rest They Need: The Role of the Parent in Pediatric Sleep

Sam Cross | Posted 02.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Sam Cross

One of the first challenges for a physician faced with a pediatric sleep problem is to identify who actually has the problem: the parent, the patient, or another family member. As most of us are aware, one person's sleep problem can produce symptoms for the whole house.

Pediatricians: 'Get Out of Our Office'

Dan Lambert | Posted 02.22.2014 | 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...

The Heart of the Matter: A Love Letter

Gail Federici | Posted 04.15.2014 | Impact
Gail Federici

February is a time to spread awareness of heart disease and also to recognize the astounding achievements of the medical community in treating matters of the heart and these things are important to me.

Let's Live The Monday Life: Nonprofit Changes Hospitalized Kids' Environments

Rainesford Alexandra | Posted 04.06.2014 | Impact
Rainesford Alexandra

It's not every day you hear of people loving Monday. To most people, Mondays are the back-to-the-grind day, a day of alarm clocks, deadlines and a slo...

Don't Diagnose Drug Allergies Over the Phone

Howard J. Bennett, M.D. | Posted 03.31.2014 | Healthy Living
Howard J. Bennett, M.D.

It's not a good idea to diagnose drug allergies without seeing the patient. First, it is very difficult to describe a rash over the phone. Are the spots pink or red? Are they raised or flat? Are they isolated or do they appear in groups?

Stanford's Historic Role in Sleep Advances With Study of Children

Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine | Posted 03.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine

Decades ago the synergy of neuroscience and psychiatry was essential in establishing this new field. The study of normal sleep and sleep disorders in children is an especially integral part of the development of the future of modern sleep medicine.

Autism Conference in Washington Highlights Hope

Jim Luce | Posted 02.12.2014 | Impact
Jim Luce

Having written about being wowed by youth leader Joey Lowenstein (HuffPo), a teen living with and conquering autism, and preparing to award him the 20...

Ghosts of Hunger Past, Present, and Future

Sanjeev K. Sriram | Posted 02.09.2014 | Politics
Sanjeev K. Sriram

At a time when the food stamp program is keeping millions out of poverty and easing the struggles of those who are already poor, our Congress is mulling over how best to cut the program. Perhaps three ghosts need to pay our "leaders" a visit and awaken their Scrooge-ish consciences.

Early Puberty In Girls Linked To Higher Risk Of Problem Behaviors

Posted 01.25.2014 | Parents

BY KATHRYN DOYLE NEW YORK Mon Dec 9, 2013 1:34pm EST (Reuters Health) - Girls who start puberty early may be at particular risk for problem be...

CRPS: A Medical Mystery, Demystified

Jim Moret | Posted 02.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Jim Moret

Matthew describes the feeling like "a boa constrictor tightening around your foot while it is being stabbed with a knife from the inside and simultaneously set on fire." I have witnessed his agony firsthand, because Matthew is my son.

Read Every Day: A Healthy Prescription for Your Child

Dr Dipesh Navsaria, MPH, MSLIS, MD | Posted 12.23.2013 | Parents
Dr Dipesh Navsaria, MPH, MSLIS, MD

Reading builds motivation, curiosity and memory. It nurtures children and encourages them to form a positive association with books and reading later in life.

Saving Lives From Afar: Bridging The Knowledge (& Distance) Gaps In Health Care With The Cloud

Jeffrey Burns, MD | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
Jeffrey Burns, MD

It was a child who nearly died that made me realize just how drastically my profession had to change. Because nearly 8 million children died in 2010 before reaching the age of five, in large part because of imminently treatable illnesses, and because 57 countries globally are facing a human resources health crisis and of those countries, each only has 1.13 doctors per 1,000 inhabitants, compared with 13.22 per 1,000 in the U.S.

STUDY: Infant Bed-Sharing On The Rise, Despite SIDS Risks

AP | LINDSEY TANNER | Posted 10.01.2013 | Parents

CHICAGO -- The government's latest infant bed-sharing numbers show a troubling trend: the percentage of U.S. babies sleeping with parents or another c...

Why My Ex-Wife Is A Real Pain In The Ass

Al DeLuise | Posted 11.28.2013 | Fifty
Al DeLuise

I state the following with no animosity at all -- if anything I say it with respect and admiration: my ex-wife Arlene is a pain-in-the-ass. How is that a compliment you may ask -- let me explain.

Aspiring Neurosurgeon Survives Brain Cancer

Dr. Lisa T. Williams | Posted 11.18.2013 | Impact
Dr. Lisa T. Williams

There wasn't much of that interview he remembered, but the one question that stuck out in his mind was what type of doctor he wanted to be when he grew up. "I want to be a pediatric neurosurgeon," he answered. Four days later, the first headache came.

Happy Birthday T4C!

Maria Grazia Pozzi | Posted 11.16.2013 | World
Maria Grazia Pozzi

There is a world within our world that moves without fussing and shouting. It labors within our daily lives with a steady pace that is unlikely to slow down. This world is a reality for Translators4Children.

STUDY: How Parents Choose ADHD Treatment

Posted 09.02.2013 | Parents

By Genevra Pittman NEW YORK | Mon Sep 2, 2013 12:39am EDT (Reuters Health) - Parents' goals and concerns for their children with attention-def...

Pediatric Obesity, Ping-Pong, and Puzzle Pieces

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 10.12.2013 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

The picture suggests, encouragingly, that widespread attention to the crisis of childhood obesity can make a difference, and is seemingly starting to do so -- for some of the kids in some of the places at least some of the time.

Asking the Right Questions

Joanne Goldblum | Posted 10.02.2013 | Impact
Joanne Goldblum

There is nothing abstract about poverty. It's an in-your-face reality that never, ever lets up. It touches people a thousand different ways every day. That gives us a thousand opportunities to help, to ameliorate the effects of poverty on families.

Caitlin MacNeal

Lawmakers Challenge Christie On Medical Marijuana For Children

HuffingtonPost.com | Caitlin MacNeal | Posted 06.26.2013 | Politics

New Jersey state lawmakers have passed legislation to make it easier for minors to receive medical marijuana, setting the stage for a potential showdo...

Wider Use Of Medical Marijuana Leading To Kids' Accidental Consumption: Study

AP | LINDSEY TANNER | Posted 05.31.2013 | Parents

CHICAGO -- Increased use of medical marijuana may lead to more young children getting sick from accidentally eating food made with the drug, a Colorad...

Putting a Price Tag on a Childhood Disease

Paul Alexander | Posted 07.14.2013 | Healthy Living
Paul Alexander

Tens of thousands of premature babies were at great risk of acquiring a potentially deadly disease, all because of the actions of a committee of doctors who appeared motivated more by cost than by medicine.