teens

Talking to Your Kids About Depression and Suicide

As a parent, you want the best for your children. You work every day to protect them from harm. Sometimes... Read full post »

What You Need to Know About the Newest HPV Vaccine

The Centers for Disease Control recently updated their vaccination guidelines, and one of the new recommendations was for all pre-teens... Read full post »
Could Your Child Benefit from Massage?

Benefits of Massage Therapy for Children

For many, the word massage brings up an image of a serene spa with low lights and soft music; a... Read full post »
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 »