Diseases & Conditions

Celiac Disease: Causes, Diagnosis and Treatment

Celiac disease is an autoimmune disease that occurs in some people when they ingest the proteins found in wheat, barley... Read full post »

Migraine: More Than “Just a Headache”

Migraines seem to be the “Rodney Dangerfield” of medicine. They get no respect despite the fact they are one of... Read full post »

Fertility Preservation: Planning For Life Beyond Treatment

Fertility can be a sensitive topic for some families, especially when children and adolescents are faced with life-altering medical conditions... Read full post »

Immunodeficiency and Infection: Who Is at Risk?

I’ve been told my child is immunocompromised – what does that mean? Certain conditions may cause a child to become... Read full post »

Down Syndrome Awareness: Dispel the Misconceptions

March 21st is World Down Syndrome Day to symbolize the third copy of the 21st chromosome in people with Down... Read full post »

Turning Research into Life-Saving Treatment for Rare Diseases

A disease is rare if it affects fewer than 200,000 people in the United States. But when all rare diseases... Read full post »

One Patient’s Story: Marfan Syndrome and Pregnancy

I have Marfan syndrome. It’s a connective tissue disorder that affects my whole body, including my heart. My Marfan syndrome... Read full post »
How Can I Detect Seizures in My Child When I’m not there?

Can I Detect Seizures in My Child When I’m Not There?

As a pediatric epilepsy specialist, one of the most common questions I get is whether parents can detect their child’s... Read full post »