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  1. Toddler’s Fracture ›

    Justin couldn’t verbalize the exact location of the “hurt” but his body language indicated there was something more than a mere sprain.

  1. What’s Up Doc? ›

    1) The Journal looks at occult fractures in children and when it should be reported to the authorities. 2) Proof that total family involvement is needed to help the obese child. 3) Re-emphasizing the value of home-reading to preschool children.

  1. Questions & Answers: Dislocated hips ›

    Dr. Theriot answers a question about CDH, or Congential dislocation of the hips

  1. Dislocated Elbow: Nursemaid Elbow ›

    Often you will see two adults swinging a child between them by her arms as they pass down the street. This can easily lead to Nursemaid Elbow!

  1. Growing Pains In Children ›

    My child has pain in his legs. It comes and goes. How serious is this, and should we consult the doctor?

  1. Ganglion Cyst Of The Wrist…Spare The Bible ›

    Dr. Theriot takes a look at ganglion cysts—what they are, how they form, and what to do about them.

  1. What’s Up Doc? ›

    1. There is no deficit in height growth associated with stimulant treatment for ADD. 2. Routine screening of all children would find cases of dyslipidemia that would not have been indicated by family history.

  1. Polydactyly ›

    When a baby is born with an extra finger or toe.

  1. Orthopedic Problems for the Overweight Child ›

    Dr. Welty looks at a study on the musculoskeletal consequences of being overweight.

  1. How Good is Fluoride For My Child? ›

    A look at the benefits of fluoride.

  1. More Than Development: Anabolic Steroid Abuse ›

    A look at the multiple side effects of anabolic steroid use.

  1. My Baby Has A Flat Head ›

    What is the difference between craniosynostosis and a flat head?

  1. Toddlers and Bowlegs: What’s Normal? ›

    Why are his legs so bowed? Will he outgrow it? What can I do to help?

  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. Calcium Requirements ›

    A look at how much calcium your child needs—and what foods provide good sources of calcium.

  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. Flatfoot In Children: Is It A Problem? ›

    Dr. Murphy looks at flatfeet and whether it poses an issue for children.

  1. Head Trauma ›

    A look at symptoms of head trauma that require medical attention.

  1. Nursemaids Elbow ›

    A look at this common injury among young children.

  1. Ballet Injuries ›

    Often parents of young ballet dancers ask their physician about possible injuries connected with the sport. It is true. Ballet can cause damage to the body, just as any physical activity potentially can. It has its own set of injuries, with different types found at each level of expertise.

  1. Uncontrollable Hand Shaking ›

    Conversion reactions are those where there are neurological symptoms, such as fainting, or loss of sensation in a part of the body.

  1. Dangerous Weight Loss ›

    A look at the complications of weight loss.

  1. What is Spondylolysis? ›

    Dr. Theriot answers a question about Spondylolysis.

  1. Sever’s Disease ›

    Dr. Theriot answers a question about Sever's disease.

  1. Scoliosis ›

    Scoliosis is defined as a lateral, or sideways, curvature of the spine.

  1. Growing Pains In Children ›

    A look at this benign, but troublesome, condition.

  1. Inhaled Steroids and Slow Growth ›

    A look at the inhaled steroids and growth.

  1. Questions & Answers: Fractures; Vaccinations ›

    Dr. Theriot answers questions about fractures and a parent's concern regarding an article about vaccinations and hair loss.

  1. Osgood-Schlatter Disease ›

    An examination of his relatively common condition in adolescents.

  1. Toeing-in In Children ›

    A look at the causes and conditions of toeing-in, from ITT to AVFH.

  1. Growing Pains ›

    A look at conditions that can cause growing pains.


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