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  1. CT Scan Versus MRI ›

    Radiology has come a long way with the advent of CT Scans and MRI’s.  Here are the differences in the two imagings.

  1. Can My Son Be Allergic To Air Conditioning? ›

    Cold, dry air in some children and adults can provoke a reaction that looks like an allergy. The article explores this fact.

  1. Body Piercings ›

    Body piercing often has immediate, short-term or long-term complications.

  1. Teen Breast Lumps ›

    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.

  1. Is Mercury A Concern In Vaccines? ›

    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.

  1. Weightlifting for Pre-teens? ›

    Is your pre-teen interested in weightlifting? Dr. Theriot looks at whether weightlifting is safe for your older child.

  1. Expanding Children’s Development Through Nature ›

    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.

  1. Type II Diabetes ›

    Dr. Theriot relates the causes, concerns and treatments for type II diabetes in children.

  1. Buckle Up For Safety ›

    A look at car safety.

  1. Summer Learning ›

    Learning comes in fun packages. Even if your child is not attending summer school you can make the days rich and rewarding.

  1. Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome ›

    Dr. Theriot examines WPW, a not-so-rare condition that occurs in otherwise healthy individuals.

  1. Teen Menstrual Cycle ›

    Dr. Samson looks at the subject of irregular menstrual cycles.

  1. When Is Too Much, Too Much? ›

    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.

  1. No One Can Read His Scribbling ›

    A look at the improvements brought on by Ritalin.

  1. Choosing Day Care For School-Age Children ›

    Concerns and questions every parent should have when choosing day care for an older child.

  1. It Ain’t Ringworm ›

    Pityiasis Rosea is often mistaken for ringworm. Yet it is self-limiting and self-resolving that will clear up on its own.

  1. Crohn’s Disease ›

    Teenagers have trouble accepting and managing any chronic illness. Crohn disease is an example.

  1. Choosing Toys For Tots ›

    Here are a few principles that make choosing toys easier.

  1. Trichotillomania: Compulsive Hair Pulling ›

    Compulsive hair pulling is a disorder associated with tension and urges. Is there a treatment for this disorder?

  1. Normal Breast Development In An Adolescent Male ›

    Two-thirds of all males experience gynecomastia at mid-puberty. Is it a problem or not?

  1. Why Am I Blinking? ›

    Dr. Welty explores motor and vocal tics, especially those associated with Tourette's Syndrome (TS).

  1. When Children Tantrum, Part 2 ›

    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.

  1. When Children Tantrum, Part 1 ›

    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.

  1. Who Do I Live With After The Divorce? ›

    A quick look at how parents can agree on custody of a child after a divorce.

  1. You Are What You Eat ›

    Dr. Samson explores the behavioral changes that can occur when avoiding certain foods, including the alleviation of ADHD behavior.

  1. What About Summer School? ›

    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?

  1. Bipolar Disorder: Does It “Happen” To Children? ›

    An examination of bipolar disorder, its diagnosis and treatment in children.

  1. Oppositional Defiant Disorder. What is it? Does my child have it? What can we do? ›

    An examination of ODD and some coping methods for parents.

  1. College Students and A.D.D. ›

    There are many misconceptions about ADHD and stimulant therapy. The problem rests in an accurate diagnosis.

  1. Use Of Water In Sports ›

    A look at staying cool and preventing dehydration.

  1. Tetanus Shots: Not Just For Kids ›

    Why everyone, not just kids, needs a tetanus shot.

  1. Creatine Use In Teenagers: A Good Or Bad Idea? Part 2 ›

    Dr. Theriot follows up with more information about creatine.

  1. Chest Pains ›

    Chest pain in a teenager does not usually indicate heart or lung disease if it is very short in duration and an isolated finding.

  1. Teenage Depression: the Hidden Disorder ›

    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.

  1. Acne: The Bane of Teenagers ›

    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.

  1. How Necessary Are the Yearly Teenage Physicals? ›

    It's important to bring your child in for a yearly physical. Here's why.

  1. Underachievement: A Frequently Ignored Problem Of Childhood ›

    An introduction to underachievement, including a check list for helping to recognize signs of underachievement.

  1. Solar Protection For Young Eyes ›

    The dangers of UV light and the benefits of sunglasses for children.

  1. Osgood-Schlatter Disease ›

    An examination of his relatively common condition in adolescents.

  1. You Have To Laugh: Apple Juice ›

    Dr. Theriot relates another humorous episode from the pediatric practice.

  1. Questions & Answers: Athlete’s Foot ›

    Dr. Theriot offers advice on treating athlete's foot.

  1. Creatine Use In Teenagers: A Good Or Bad Idea? Part 1 ›

    Dr. Theriot examines whether creatine use is safe for teenagers.

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