Children in foster care: How to address their mental health needs

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Editor’s Note: Last week, we discussed the mental health needs of children in foster care and how they’re not being met. There... Read more

Children in foster care: More medication, less therapy

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Editor’s note: This is first of two parts. Foster care in a safe and prosperous environment is important to raise children whose physical... Read more

Trending data: A small increase in suicide rates for black boys

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Historically, statistics had shown that being black in the United States afforded protection against dying by suicide. African Americans across... Read more

What’s the take away from the latest data on kids and suicide?

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There’s been very little research published on suicide among elementary-aged children, and perhaps that’s understandable: Death... Read more

A risky trend? Teen boys and muscle-building products

Editor’s note: Blogging along with regular contributor Rima Himelstein, M.D., is Sam Master, D.O., a pediatric resident at Crozer-Keystone... Read more

Teaching our kids: Abuse is never acceptable

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Editor’s note: October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Given the recent news headlines, children and teens are asking their parents... Read more

Parenting a teen means new 'job titles'

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One day…suddenly…when you aren’t looking, you may find that there is a teenager living in your home. It’s happened... Read more

How can I get my child on a sleep schedule?

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It is now widely recognized that insufficient sleep is a public health issue and can adversely affect the health of children. In recent years... Read more