The newborn hearing screening test is an objective way of determining how well a new baby hears. Early detection of hearing loss is vital as spoken language is dependent on access to sound.
Puberty is a confusing and often uncomfortable time for everyone. Kids are experiencing many changes in their bodies and emotions which raise some embarrassing questions. If these changes aren’t addressed and questions aren’t answered by a parent or trusted adult, the child and their peers will come up with their own answers and they usually aren’t correct ones.
An article which examines what parents should know when baby fails the newborn hearing screening program. What does a "refer" mean, and could the baby have a permanent hearing loss?
Know what to expect when a 24-hour pH/impedance probe monitoring study is ordered for your child to verify the presence of acid reflux and to determine the severity of any GERD that is present.
A lucky few kids go through life with perfect teeth; however, many kids have teeth that require more attention, possibly including tooth extractions. Here are some guidelines to help you prepare.
It's important to know that UV-protective swimwear can contain harmful chemical additives. Learn how to avoid these chemicals that permanently bind to skin and find out which brands do not contain these additives.
My daughter did not speak at school for three years. Find out exactly what selective mutism is and how it can be related to obsessive-compulsive disorder. Personal story and tips included.
One in every 33 infants born in the USA will be born with some sort of birth defect. This article explains some of the most common disabilities seen in infants and how to recognize their symptoms.
Of all the dangers your baby faces as an infant, SIDS is probably the scariest. Research has been conducted on this syndrome for decades to no avail; it still remains a mystery—even to experts.
The eustachian tubes maintain equal air pressure on each side of the eardrum and drain fluid from the middle ear. They can cause a plugged ear and hearing problems if they malfunction.
Microcephaly is a rare neurological condition that results in a small infant head. Every year approximately twenty-five thousand children are born with this condition in the U.S.
Caring for a baby is hard work—but caring for a baby with a cold can be scary! Arm yourself with the knowledge you need to make your little one feel more comfortable.
Does your child have brachycephaly or plagiocephaly? Or have you noticed that your child's head is not quite round? Learn what these terms mean, and what you can do to correct this condition.
Pediatric bronchiolitis is a common yet potentially serious medical condition. This article discusses incidence, causes and treatment.
The movement against the use of vaccines is continuing to grow. Learn about where this movement started, and why it is so dangerous.
Choosing whether or not to implement ADHD medication in your child’s treatment plan is one of the hardest decisions parents of children with ADHD have to make. You know this decision will have a large impact on your child’s life and you just want to do what’s going help your child be successful.
Peanut allergies are on the rise across the world. We are seeing more children with allergic reactions to peanuts than in any other time in history.
Hand, foot, and mouth disease is a painful rash that is often mistaken for chickenpox. Learn more about this very common, contagious childhood illness.
Provides overview of pediatric fibromyalgia with up-to-date knowledge of contributing characteristics, causes, associated conditions, and triggers. Emphasizes the importance of coping techniques.