Radiology has come a long way with the advent of CT Scans and MRI’s. Here are the differences in the two imagings.
Cold, dry air in some children and adults can provoke a reaction that looks like an allergy. The article explores this fact.
A breast lump immediately under the nipple in a teen is usually a benign issue if other signs of sexual development are absent. It is always prudent to consult your pediatrician if you encounter this in your child.
Dr. Theriot examines the evidence on whether mercury in vaccines is a concern for parents, as well as options parents have when it comes to vaccines.
Is your pre-teen interested in weightlifting? Dr. Theriot looks at whether weightlifting is safe for your older child.
As parents, we must do our best to provide experiences in nature for our children both to expand their development and to instill an appreciation of the natural environment.
Dr. Theriot relates the causes, concerns and treatments for type II diabetes in children.
Learning comes in fun packages. Even if your child is not attending summer school you can make the days rich and rewarding.
Dr. Theriot examines WPW, a not-so-rare condition that occurs in otherwise healthy individuals.
Do some of us overschedule our kids in physical activities? Dr. Theriot recalls a patient history that shows what can happen when our kids over-extend themselves.
Concerns and questions every parent should have when choosing day care for an older child.
Pityiasis Rosea is often mistaken for ringworm. Yet it is self-limiting and self-resolving that will clear up on its own.
Teenagers have trouble accepting and managing any chronic illness. Crohn disease is an example.
Compulsive hair pulling is a disorder associated with tension and urges. Is there a treatment for this disorder?
Two-thirds of all males experience gynecomastia at mid-puberty. Is it a problem or not?
Dr. Welty explores motor and vocal tics, especially those associated with Tourette's Syndrome (TS).
Older children who tantrum are discouraged. They don’t know how to get their needs met through appropriate behavior. Parents can assist their child to learn positive ways of getting the attention, power and control that he wants. The process may not be quick, but with commitment, consistency, and follow through harmony can reign in your family.
Temper tantrums in children often bring out parental feelings of inadequacy, helplessness, or revenge. These responses do not effectively assist a child during a tantrum. In this two-part article, we will explore strategies that allow both parent and child to emerge from a tantrum in integrity. This month focuses on tantrums in the very young child.
A quick look at how parents can agree on custody of a child after a divorce.
Dr. Samson explores the behavioral changes that can occur when avoiding certain foods, including the alleviation of ADHD behavior.
Children's lives run more smoothly when their time is structured. There are three primary advantages for attending summer school. Does your child fit in?
An examination of bipolar disorder, its diagnosis and treatment in children.
An examination of ODD and some coping methods for parents.
There are many misconceptions about ADHD and stimulant therapy. The problem rests in an accurate diagnosis.
Dr. Theriot follows up with more information about creatine.
Chest pain in a teenager does not usually indicate heart or lung disease if it is very short in duration and an isolated finding.
Teen depression can be disguised as acting out behavior, sadness or unhappiness. The syndrome is not always readily identifiable. Read some of the hallmark symptoms and what you can do about it.
This is a common skin disorder that affects nearly 85% of all people between the ages of 12 and 25 years. Read the four major factors that are key to acne and the major agents used today for treatment.
It's important to bring your child in for a yearly physical. Here's why.
An introduction to underachievement, including a check list for helping to recognize signs of underachievement.
The dangers of UV light and the benefits of sunglasses for children.
Dr. Theriot relates another humorous episode from the pediatric practice.
Dr. Theriot examines whether creatine use is safe for teenagers.