teens
Eating Disorders Awareness

Eating Disorders: Awareness is the First Step

As the medical director of Nationwide Children’s Hospital’s Eating Disorders Program, I am a passionate advocate, but I must be... Read full post »
Helping Your Daughter Deal with Painful Periods

Helping Your Daughter Deal with Painful Periods

If your daughter complains of having cramps during her period, you can tell her that she isn’t alone. An estimated... Read full post »
How to Recognize Signs of Teen Drug Abuse

Teen Heroin Abuse: How to Recognize the Signs

Virtually all serious drug abuse problems begin during the teen years and, for those at risk, exposure to opiates prescribed... Read full post »
Growing pains seem to happen during the preschool years and again during preteen years, with most cases reported between the ages of three to five and the ages of eight to 12.

Growing Pains – Are They Real?

It’s the middle of the night and your child wakes up complaining of leg pain for the third time this... Read full post »
Teens, Birth Control and “The Talk” – What You Need to Know

Teens, Birth Control and “The Talk” – What You Need to Know

When it comes to birth control and sexual health, pediatricians are a trusted source of information. If you have a... Read full post »
Teen Texting

Sexting: What Parents Need to Know

As an adolescent pediatrician, parents are often telling me how difficult it can be to monitor what your kids are... Read full post »