I’d like to talk today about a “new med” for “juvenile diabetes.” By ‘childhood diabetes’ I mean the ‘type 1’ diabetes that used to be most predominant in childhood as opposed to the ‘type 2’ which used to be most predominant in adulthood. Two different diseases which, confusingly, have the same name. (more…)
It is cruel irony that just at the time a child becomes overly concerned about self-image (teenage, adolescence) problems can develop with blemishes. More than 25% of visits to dermatologists for skin problems are for… pimples. (more…)
Here is a compliation of excellent video information about the Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). Beginning with Wendy Chung, geneticist at the Simons Foundation, who is working to characterize behavior, brain structure and function in people with genetic variations that may relate to autism. She explains what it is, why it seems to be increasing, what causes it, the genetics and the treatments—a lot!
Then there’s Faith Jegede Cole, a writer who tells of her two autistic brothers; Steve Silberman, a Writer and editor who describes a link between genius and autism; Ami Klin, a researcher looking for earlier diagnostic methods; and, Temple Grandin, who has Aspberger’s and is Livestock handling designer and autism activist.
[A 3-year-old with recurrent bouts of vomiting and coughing phlegm in the mornings is thought to have a “form of tonsillitis” and her mother wonders about a tonsillectomy.] Read more→
[Leg cramps in children.] (more…)
We’ve spoken before about prevention of heat stroke and other illnesses in children athletes. Here is a concise list of guidelines and best practices from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) for coaches, parents and other advocates for children to use when administering sports programs. There is also an audio commentary to accompany the guidelines.
I’ve just spent a fair amount of time updating a previous article in the Q & A section covering Sore Throat, Antibiotics, Mold and Flat Feet; which, as it turned out, became quite a full-fledged article. If any of those topics interest or apply to you, it would be beneficial if you took a look. […]