Category Archives: Pediatrics/Kids Health
Straight, No Chaser: Recognizing Sexual Abuse in Children
Child. Sexual. Abuse. Those words shouldn’t go together, even on a computer screen. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 695,000 children in the U.S
Straight, No Chaser: The Emotional and Physical Signs of Child Abuse
In a previous Straight, No Chaser we provided a pictorial demonstration of the physical signs of child abuse. Unfortunately for many, the emotional signs are even more dangerous.
Straight, No Chaser: Physical Signs of Child Abuse
This is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. Given how often this topic is in the news, children need you to be part an army to protect children against child abuse. Straight, N
Straight, No Chaser: The Spectrum and Specter of Autism
Autism. Small word. Big effects on families. Previously, we discussed the scope and recent explosion of autism diagnoses. Here we delve into the disorders. Autism spectrum disorder
Straight, No Chaser: The Rapid Explosion of Autism Diagnoses – A Good or Bad Thing?
Sometimes it’s really good to be a physician. I can recall two instances in which poorly qualified, non-physician professionals tried to label my children with specific diagnoses
Straight, No Chaser: The Horror of Night Terrors
I wonder how many of you have been exposed to night terrors. These are different than nightmares, which we all know and experience. In a nightmare, Little Johnny has had a bad
Straight, No Chaser: About Teething and Why We Need Baby Teeth
Have you ever wondered why our design includes baby teeth (primary teeth)? It’s not like we have primary bones in our arms and legs that disintegrate in favor of stronger arms an
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When you contact SterlingMedicalAdvice.com or 844-SMA-TALK, you’ll receive advice immediately from expert consultants who have spent decades caring for children and who are s
Straight, No Chaser: The Effects of PTSD on Children
This is part of a series on post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). For a review of PTSD signs, symptoms and those at risk, click here. For a review of PTSD diagnosis and treatment
From the Health Library of SterlingMedicalAdvice.com: What steps should I take if there's an outbreak of head lice?
Check your child’s hair for lice and nits (lice eggs) every three to four days. Nits commonly look like dandruff, but they cannot be easily brushed off the hair. Also check b
Straight, No Chaser: Learn the Physical Signs of Child Abuse
Given how often this topic is in the news, we need an army to protect children against child abuse. I will intermittently be discussing various forms of abuse, but to start with, I
Straight, No Chaser: That Doesn't Belong There, Little Johnny!
Let’s talk about our kids and the things they put inside themselves. Pediatric foreign body ingestion/insertion is a common emergency room presentation. Maybe it’s just part of
“What should I look for as an indicator of poor mental health in children?”
Introduction Today’s questions related to mental health in children. “What should I look for in my child as an indicator of mental health issues?” Today’s quest
Straight No Chaser: About that 'Strep Throat'
Here’s a pretty common scenario. You’re a first time parent with the most adorable kid in the world. You’re in full tiger mom or dad mode, and you’re not go
Straight, No Chaser: Circumcision – To Do or Not to Do?
As a medical professional, circumcision has long been one of those things that’s made me go hmmm…. If your religious beliefs include this as a ritual or ceremony, fine. I get
Straight, No Chaser: Quick Tips on Bedwetting
Bedwetting (enuresis) is unintentional urination while asleep. It could be part of normal bladder development or a cause for concern. Most kids are toilet trained by 4 years ol
Straight, No Chaser: Quick Tips for The Newborn Addition to Your Family
You’re excited. You have a newborn, or maybe you’re a new grandparent caring for the baby for the first time. I get more ‘deer in the headlight’ looks from these folks than
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