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Make Doctors' Visits Easier for Your Kids

Howard J. Bennett, M.D. | Posted 02.05.2013 | Parents
Howard J. Bennett, M.D.

The way you talk to your child about doctors' visits is important. Kids are sensitive to their parent's emotional state, so a calm and reassuring tone is important.

Is Stress Causing Your Child's Stomachaches?

Howard J. Bennett, M.D. | Posted 01.20.2013 | Parents
Howard J. Bennett, M.D.

Stomachaches account for numerous visits to pediatricians' offices. Parents often worry that a kidney infection or appendicitis is responsible for the pain. Although serious disorders can cause abdominal pain, the problem is usually due to something less worrisome.

The Benefits Of Starting Solids Early

Posted 11.19.2012 | Parents

By: MyHealthNewsDaily Staff Published: 11/16/2012 03:32 PM EST on MyHealthNewsDaily The health benefits of breast-feeding have been intensely re...

'Let Them Read Books': Stories as Stress-Busters

Lawrence Rosen, M.D. | Posted 01.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Lawrence Rosen, M.D.

In treating stress-related conditions in children, there are so many terrific mind-body approaches to consider, including yoga and meditation. But one of my all-time favorites, useful even in very young children, is storytelling.

'I'm From Jersey': A Pediatrician's Reflections on Sandy

Lawrence Rosen, M.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Lawrence Rosen, M.D.

New Jersey is not just where I live; it is a part of who I am, as much as it is for the families I care for in my pediatric practice. I am deeply embedded, consciously, within my community.

Study Tests Practical Approach To Reducing Kids' Screen Time

Posted 11.05.2012 | Parents

By Andrew M. Seaman NEW YORK | Mon Nov 5, 2012 12:37am EST (Reuters Health) - A program aimed at reducing the number of hours young children s...

The Bottom Line

T. Berry Brazelton, MD | Posted 12.26.2012 | Parents
T. Berry Brazelton, MD

How our nation treats its children reflects our societal values. Children can't vote. They depend on us -- parents, grandparents, pediatricians, teachers, and other child health advocates and professionals, to do right by them.

The Last Well Child

Lawrence Rosen, M.D. | Posted 12.26.2012 | Healthy Living
Lawrence Rosen, M.D.

The debate rages as to why more children are diagnosed with chronic health conditions. Better diagnosing? More ill kids due to environmental factors? Both? While I do not agree we are "better" at diagnosing, I do think we are better at labeling. There's a subtle difference.

Passion to Action: The 2012 World of Children Award Honorees

Stephanie March | Posted 12.24.2012 | Impact
Stephanie March

One of my favorite events of the season is the annual World of Children Award Gala, at which I have the profound pleasure of meeting the newest class of changemakers for children who are there to receive their World of Children Award.

Back to School: Pause to Prepare

Stephen Cowan, M.D. | Posted 10.28.2012 | Parents
Stephen Cowan, M.D.

This time of transition can be a wonderful opportunity for your family to pause and prepare your child for the coming school year with a sense of heightened joy and anticipation.

Speaking Up for Children

T. Berry Brazelton, MD | Posted 10.08.2012 | Parents
T. Berry Brazelton, MD

I may be 94 years old, but I'm not done. We health care professionals have a duty to advocate for what we now know children need, and to empower their families and federal legislators to do the same.

Now Your Smartphone Can Be Used to Diagnose Ear Infections at Home

XPRIZE | Posted 09.23.2012 | Technology
XPRIZE

Cameras in smartphones will inevitably replace nearly all portable cameras and camcorders, but could they also make basic medical instruments obsolete?

Parents Limiting Kids' Vaccine Exposure

The Huffington Post | Emma Mustich | Posted 06.19.2012 | Parents

The medical advances that make young children less susceptible to mumps, polio and other diseases also mean that babies enter the world with a heavy v...

Protecting Mothers and Children From HIV: A Call to Action

Ambassador Eric Goosby, MD | Posted 08.11.2012 | Impact
Ambassador Eric Goosby, MD

Preventing new HIV infections among children is not only the right thing to do, but also a smart investment -- stretching each dollar we invest to save as many lives as we can, both today and tomorrow. This is a hopeful moment in global health.

Giving Mothers a Very Special Gift

Ambassador Eric Goosby, MD | Posted 07.12.2012 | Impact
Ambassador Eric Goosby, MD

What is the greatest gift we can give a mother this Mother's Day? There are many answers, but one is a healthy life for her and her child. This Mother's Day, let's sharpen our resolve to ensure mothers everywhere have children who are born HIV-free.

Pacifier Relief for Mom In Time For Mother's Day

Leigh Vinocur, M.D. | Posted 07.10.2012 | Parents
Leigh Vinocur, M.D.

A new study brings great news for us guilt-ridden moms who used pacifiers to calm our kids.

Earth Week is for Mothers

Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff | Posted 06.25.2012 | Parents
Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff

Earth Week started Sunday and there's nothing more powerful than moms doing their part for the Earth.

Watching Lives Crash In Slow-motion: A Pediatrician's Perspective On Youth Arrests

Claire McCarthy, M.D. | Posted 02.28.2012 | Parents
Claire McCarthy, M.D.

By age 23, 1 in 3 youth in the U.S. has been arrested for a non-traffic offense. To those who say that we can't afford to spend money on this now, or that government should stay out of people's lives, I say this: You can't escape 1 in 3.

Amanda M. Fairbanks

Is It All Just Hype? Sexting Among Teens Isn’t As Prevalent As Previously Reported

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda M. Fairbanks | Posted 12.06.2011 | Parents

NEW YORK -- The practice of teenagers engaged in "sexting" is far less widespread than previously reported, according to a new study released early Mo...

Generation Rx: Is Overmedication Endangering Our Kids' Health?

Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff | Posted 01.15.2012 | Parents
Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff

These new studies once again underscore the necessity for us as parents to communicate with our pediatricians and not be afraid to ask questions when a prescription is offered.

Modern Pediatrics Needs Health Care to Evolve

Maggie Kozel, M.D. | Posted 12.20.2011 | Parents
Maggie Kozel, M.D.

Nowhere has modern pediatric care evolved more dramatically than in the arena of well-child care and preventive medicine. What has not evolved along with our scope of knowledge is our delivery system.

Pediatrician Visits Are Too Short

The Huffington Post | Sara Gaynes | Posted 11.20.2011 | Parents

Is your child spending enough time with their doctor? Possibly not. Nearly 80 percent of parents say their pediatrician spends less than 20 minutes wi...

Family Going Veggie? How To Make Sure They Get The Right Nutrients

Joanna Dolgoff, M.D. | Posted 10.19.2011 | Healthy Living
Joanna Dolgoff, M.D.

While it's been well established that a vegetarian diet can be healthful and adequate in nutrition, children and teens do require age-appropriate intakes of certain nutrients.

Proposed Circumcision Ban Is Bad For Religion And Medicine

Rabbi Joshua Stanton | Posted 08.30.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Joshua Stanton

Most American Jews and Muslims are circumcised for religious reasons, and as many as three quarters of all American males are circumcised medically. Clearly not everyone is listening to circumcision's detractors.

Health Care Reform: We Need to Reframe the Questions

Maggie Kozel, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Maggie Kozel, M.D.

As a nation, even in this recession, we can claim remarkable prosperity relative to the rest of the world. Nowhere is this truer, incidentally, than in the highly profitable private health care industries.