It is a fact…teenage alcohol and drug use are extremely common…in all ages, races, and social classes. MOST parents have no idea their child is using alcohol or drugs until things get out of control.
The flu generates a lot of attention every year; from your family and friends, from the media, from your doctor, from your child’s school, and on and on. It’s confusing and sometimes scary. Should you really be worried? What do you really need to know?
Insight into the most common running injuries in kids, and what you can do to prevent them.
School has begun and children are again riding their bikes with vigor. This is a good time to review the safety rules that apply to all bike riders.
Nearly every day parents ask how they can help with their child’s pooping difficulties. While this is one of the most common pediatric problems, there is not a quick easy cure. It requires recognizing when a child is constipated, treating the problem every day, and constantly monitoring for return of symptoms. This guide will help parents identify and treat constipation, hopefully before it becomes a serious medical problem.
Both new and experienced parents are often frustrated when they don’t know how to sooth their fussy infant.. You feel like you have tried everything, and your baby is still crying!
A review of the most important advice from pediatricians and the American Academy of Pediatrics. This list will help to provide a safe sleeping environment and prevent sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), suffocation or entrapment while sleeping.
Medications such as Acetaminophen and Ibuprofen are often recommended for fever or pain relief for infants and children. There have been some recent important changes in these recommendations and dosages. Parents need to be very cautious since these medications can be dangerous if given improperly.
Choking is the leading cause of injury that results in death for children younger than one year of age. Parents must be aware of common choking hazards and take preventive measures to avoid a choking accident.
Teething is a common cause of discomfort and pain for infants and children from 4 months to 3 years old, and often beyond. Parents need to know how to best sooth their child in a safe and effective way. New recommendations suggest caution with commonly used medications for teething.
The continuation of as review of typical infant feeding guidelines from nine months to twelve months as recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics. Last month we discussed guidelines from birth to nine months.
A review of typical infant feeding guidelines from birth to one year, and updated nutrition recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). Understand which foods are essential for adequate nutrition and which foods should be avoided
Finger sucking is a normal early behavior in infancy and a common habit in childhood. It can lead to health and dental problems if it continues over three-to-four years of age. There are several proven ways to help your child break this habit.
Athletes with a concussion should stay off the field and never return to play on the same day as experiencing the concussion.
Here are some tips to help figure out your child’s headaches.
Dr. Livingston examines the choices we make in our daily life, school, and more.
Dr. Livingston reviews some helpful suggestions for breast-feeding.
Dr. Livingston looks at the steps a parent can take when their child is the victim of bullying.
No parent WANTS to send their sick child to day care or school, but all parents know that sometimes you HAVE to. If all sick children had to stay home, parents would likely almost never get to work and kids would miss much of their education.
Here are some answers to many of the most common questions heard by pediatricians.
Dr. Livingston looks at steps you can take to deal with the flu.
Dr. Livingston reviews five concepts that help reveal the power of saying "no."
When do you start brushing the teeth? At what age does a child see the dentist? There are often many questions surrounding this everyday habit.
Increased energy is best achieved with a balanced, healthy diet, regular exercise and adequate sleep.
Know the warning signs of children playing the choking game.
Our skin is an organ and should be protected. It can be inflamed due to many factors. We should be aware of some basic principles of skin care to protect it.
Dr. Livingston discusses the elements of privacy and confidentiality associated with a teenage physical.