The development of good sound teeth for children can start as early as the third trimester of mom’s pregnancy. Good dental health should begin early.
There are times when ear infections may persist or recur. New research gives important insight into these cases.
Last week we discussed identifying possible overweight issues with my child. Today we will touch on bringing control to the problem.
Is my child overweight? If so, what can I do to bring the child’s weight under control?
A localized burning, tingling sensation that develops into a painful rash, that both children and adults can develop. Here’s how…
Here are a few quick reminders of current recommendations to maintain the health of your child’s teeth.
It’s summer travel time! Here’s a quick look at how to prepare and survive the flight from here to there.
It’s a time of excitement, joy, and apprehension for the whole family. Here’s what to expect at your pediatrician’s office after the kindergarten orientation, application and decision is made…now it’s time for the physical!!
The Gardasil vaccine is now being officially recommended for administration to boys. Learn when, how and why children are being protected.
Myths and Old Wives tales run rampant. Here are a few frequently told, and often misunderstood tidbits on infants. Fast Facts will be an ongoing source of quick, relevant, and easily accessible information.
Parents may not be wanted by the self-conscious teen, but certainly are needed. Here are a few big picture things to remember as the family dives in to high school.
The American Academy of Pediatrics announces a new policy statement for the safety of infants, toddlers and children riding in motor vehicles.
Here’s a look at how these diagnoses, asthma and reactive airway disease, are used, what they have in common, and how they differ.
Yes, it’s true that there are plenty of winter viruses causing colds and coughs, but know when to say when…
What is pertussis, and why is everyone talking about whooping cough? What you need to know for your family’s best health.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration gives us statistics on the dangers of texting while driving.
Last month we talked about the importance of children being attuned to their environment and being able to respond appropriately to their surroundings. For July let’s take a look at several common places and interactions that parents may use to help their children learn these important observational and reaction skills.
Young people always seem to be “plugged in” these days. Be that the case--how aware are they of their environment?
Breast bumps in infants, babies, and toddlers…a few things to think about before the teen years.
Children's Hospital of Los Angeles and Kohl's Department Store sponsored a safety campaign that would benefit all children. It is called "Count to 10 For Child Safety."
How to be aware of the risk for pediatric suicide and how to screen for a child at risk.
Henna paste in tattoos is usually safe. However, if PPD, a chemical known as para-phenylenediamine is mixed in, a problem for some may become an issue.
A practical tip list when thinking of your infant and safety this holiday season.
What is wrong with taking my elementary school age kids to see an R rated movie? They don't understand the content anyway. Or do they?
Recommendations for Vitamin D have changed. Read the latest recommendations from The American Academy of Pediatrics.
A quick look at trends observed in teens with personal televisions.
A look at the type of information that should be continually updated for each member of the family.
Allergic conjunctivitis has been a frequent diagnosis lately. We have had dramatic changes in weather, winds and irritants such as smoke and smog.
This is a reminder of the importance of adequate fluid hydration and your body's need for water.
A new law entitled “Smoke-free Cars with Minors” prohibits smoking in a car when a child under seventeen years is present.
Tips for making your trips down the food aisles a little smarter and more healthful for you and your family.
Umbilical cord blood is collected at the time a baby is born. It is a source for stem cells which can be used to treat different malignancies, blood, immunologic and metabolic diseases.
Rotavirus is the most common cause of severe diarrhea among infants and young children in the United States.
Families who have experienced a MRSA infection should follow a few simple procedures in an attempt to avoid repeat infection.
Emergency rooms see greater than fifty thousand children a year who have inadvertently ingested a medication or substance not intended for them. This is to the exclusion of alcohol and narcotic ingestions.
Dr. Cox puts together the essentials every parent should had when traveling.
Dr. Cox examines the childhood obesity epidemic and the degree to which sugar-sweetened beverages play a role.
There are state standards for three types of bacterial indicator species. These will determine whether or not a beach remains open or closed for retesting. Be aware.
There are pitfalls for the pediatric population still learning how to navigate social relationships, societal boundaries and peer interactions.
Children cannot meet or exceed expectations that are unknown and cannot be successful without a clear understanding of the consequences of their decisions, both large and small.
Some children are meeting adult standards for metabolic syndrome and its associated risks.
Dr. Cox provides pointers on protecting yourself and your children when out in the sun.
Dr. Cox examines the changing nature of gambling and how are children are affected by this change.
To classify oneself as a vegetarian you must understand the benefits as well as the deficiencies in this life style.
A quick review on why immunizations are so important.
Parents should take these precautions to make sure their children are safe in and around cars.
It pays to know what core cold medicines are in order to best treat the symptoms of your child.
Many teens are under the impression that ecstasy is a recreational drug that may be used socially without any ill effects. This is a dangerous misconception that is being detailed extensively by scientific research into ecstasy’s neurological effects.
A look at the multiple side effects of anabolic steroid use.
Dr. Cox continues her series on car seat safety. An essential read!
Dr. Cox takes a look at the car seat essentials with clarification on exactly what class of car seat you need to use for your child.
Dr. Cox looks at the rewards and considerations that need to go into pet ownership.
Answers to the question “When or what about my child would need to be treated in the emergency room?”