What’s being done to help babies suffering from opiate withdrawal?

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Editor’s note: This is the second of two parts about opiate abuse and its potential consequences during pregnancy. In my last post,... Read more

Are more kids suffering from playground-related head injuries?

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The average number of children – from birth to 14-years-old – treated yearly for playground-related traumatic brain injuries in... Read more

A growing trend: Opiate abuse during pregnancy, suffering newborns

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Editor’s note: This is the first of two parts about opiate abuse and its potential consequences during pregnancy. More newborns are... Read more

Vaxxed: The controversy surrounding a discredited doctor's film

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Andrew Wakefield is a true believer in the maxim that “the ends justify the means.” He believes, in opposition to multiple well... Read more

Understanding what the lead levels in Pa.’s kids mean

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The potential public health crisis linked to high levels of lead in the water of Flint, Mich. has raised concerns - some justified, some misguided... Read more

All pregnant and postpartum women should be screened for depression

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Earlier this week, an article on screening for depression in adults was published in JAMA and among many recommendations was an absolute requirement... Read more

Zika virus: Should I be concerned?

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Zika virus is suspected to be the cause of an epidemic of newborns with small heads (microcephaly) and delayed development in Brazil. In 2014... Read more

Should we ban handheld devices for 12 and under?

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Interrupting rapid brain growth for babies, sleep deprivation, and delayed development – These were a few reasons a pediatric occupational... Read more