Growth percentile charts have been used since 1977 when the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) introduced them as a tool for pediatricians to measure and monitor a child’s growth. For children zero to two years of age, the World Health Organization (WHO) released a new growth standard in 2006 that is currently used… Read more »
We all know that kids love to ask questions, but what happens when you have questions about their health? What over-the-counter drugs are safe for your child? How can you keep your kids healthy over the holidays? Our expert pediatricians answer all sorts of questions, just like these.
Nathan Barcaskey was a healthy, happy, energetic kid. He loved to wrestle, play basketball, and take hikes in the woods. When Nathan started complaining of bad headaches, his mother took him to the family’s primary care physician (PCP), who recommended they see Bilal Sitwat, MD, a neurologist in the Brain… Read more »
Everyone is susceptible to frostbite but children are at greater risk than adults because they lose heat from their skin faster. Making matters worse, children may ignore how cold and uncomfortable they are just to keep having fun. Preventing Frostbite Frostbite can attack when temperatures are below freezing. Wind and… Read more »
Following the holidays, many families find their homes full of leftovers, including cookies, candies, and other sweets. What about the calories and all that sugar? Can this be healthy for your kids? Ann Meyers, RD, LDN, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, says you can teach your children to stay… Read more »