Protect your kids from dog bits: advice from experts at Boston Children's Department of Plastic Surgery and from the Weston Veterinary Clinic.
Dr. Oscar Bukstein provides 7 tips to help parents recognize depression in teenagers and find them appropriate and successful treatment.
Childhood cancer is rare, but when it happens, it usually brings up an endless stream of questions for parents. How did this happen? What will life be like for my child? In this episode of Cancer Mythbusters from Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Dr. Allison O’Neill, clinical director of the Solid Tumor Program at Dana-Farber/Boston Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorder ... Read More
You might think of headaches as an adult problem, but they can affect children and teens, too. In fact, about 20 percent of school-aged kids are prone to headaches, according to the National Headache Foundation. A smaller number of those kids experience chronic headaches, which are defined as headaches that occur 15 or more days ... Read More
Proper use of car seats and seat belts reduces serious and fatal injuries by more than 50 percent. This guide to car seat safety illustrates proper car seat etiquette for children under 1 year old to children using booster seats.
There is a measles outbreak in the U.S., with more than 1,000 cases already reported in 2019. If you’re the parent of an immunosuppressed child, you probably have many questions and concerns. The infectious diseases team shares some key facts about the situation and answers some frequently asked questions. Why are measles cases on the ... Read More
Leukemia is the most common childhood cancer, accounting for 31 percent of cancers in children younger than 15, and 25 percent of those younger than 20. Most young patients develop leukemia because of a mutation, or DNA change, that occurs randomly in a blood cell only, and is not inherited from a parent. On the other ... Read More
There’s a woman in my town who I know, but I don’t know. She works at one of the stops on my weekend to-do list, so I see her pretty much every week and we smile, nod, and toss off a “how ya doin’?” in that way that people do when they see each other ... Read More
As a parent or caregiver, it’s only natural for you to want the best for your child. But when you receive a diagnosis that requires surgery as part of treatment, how do you know what the “best” is? Here are five things to consider when you’re selecting a pediatric surgeon. Expertise Pediatric surgeons all have ... Read More
Your daughter’s lack of sleep is beginning to affect her school performance. You’ve tried to establish a consistent bedtime, to no avail. You’re half-crazy with sleep deprivation yourself tending to her insomnia. You’ve heard melatonin — a hormone supplement — can help. Perhaps your pediatrician has already recommended it. But is it really beneficial, and ... Read More