What to Expect at Your Child's First Dental Appointment

What to Expect at Your Child’s First Dental Appointment

Have you ever wondered when your child should visit a dentist for the first time? If so, you are among... Read full post »
Cholesterol Screening for Kids: When Should Your Child be Tested?

Cholesterol Screening for Kids – When Should Your Child be Tested?

You probably know that you need to get your blood lipids, or cholesterol, checked regularly as a way to understand... Read full post »
5 Things You Need to Know About Zika Virus

5 Things You Need to Know About Zika Virus

Zika Virus is a hot topic around the world right now. Here’s what you need to know: What is Zika... Read full post »
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Emergency! Testicular Torsion!

There aren’t many true emergencies in my field of pediatric urology, but torsion of the testicle is one of the... Read full post »
Lead Poisoning: Still a Public Health Risk

Lead Poisoning: Still a Public Health Risk

For more than 100 years, society has known that lead is very damaging to young children. It is frustrating that... Read full post »
Concussions in Young Athletes: Are There Long Term Effects?

Concussions in Young Athletes: Are There Long Term Effects?

Recently, the movie Concussion was released, focusing on the efforts of a doctor named Bennett Omalu to link a degenerative... Read full post »
How to Choose the Right Summer Camp

How to Choose the Right Summer Camp (Yes, in January!)

Right about now, parents across the country are feeling the pressure. It’s not because their New Year’s resolutions are beginning... Read full post »
Fire Escape Plan: Can Your Family Get Out in Under Two Minutes?

Fire Escape Plan: Can Your Family Get Out in Less Than Two Minutes?

As a mother and an injury research scientist, I’ve dedicated much of my career to keeping kids safe and reducing... Read full post »