Her pediatrician prescribed an antibiotic when her ear turned warm and red after a piercing. Why wasn't it working?
Catie O'Brien of Mechanicsburg, a patient of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, died of cancer in 2009. Her parents now work with St. Jude staff and parents to fulfill her final wish.
This Saturday, Oct. 21, children 17 and under are invited to get free eye exams and, if needed, free prescription eyeglasses whether they have insurance or not.
Children with egg allergy can be safely vaccinated in any inpatient or outpatient setting where the provider feels comfortable recognizing and managing allergic reactions, according to a recent CDC recommendation.
SDF is a minimally invasive, painless, and low-cost treatment for cavities.
Three adolescents between the ages of 13 and 17 were "electroshocked" in 2014. My son, Jonah, was one of them.
It's important for parents to be aware of proper eye safety when their children play with projectile toys. Eye injuries are commonly seen in clinics from these toys.
A study published in the Lancet provides a sobering look at how much the relationship children globally have with food and weight depends on where they are growing up.
The prevalence and consequences of bullying among LGBTQ youth are increasingly well understood, yet successful efforts to address LGBTQ bullying are lagging, as reported in an article in Pediatrics last month. What can we do to support them?
Approximately 20,000 children between ages 1 and 19 die of all causes annually and firearms account for over 8 percent of these deaths. Many of these fatalities could have been prevented, but not enough is being done.
Depending on the tattoo, the artwork may take only a few hours, or in some cases minutes, to complete. However, the removal can take weeks or months and multiple sessions.
Talk to your teens about tattoos and piercings to make sure they understand the potential consequences and how to find safe practices if they decide to get one.
Recently, the Pennsylvania Family Support Alliance began offering religious-based institutions specialized training materials for their mandated reporters of child abuse. Mandated reporters are required by law to report suspected child abuse.
Whatever you do, don't pretend everything is fine. Kids don't trust adults who aren't honest.