What Is Asthma? - The diagnosis of asthma conjures up an image of a child struggling to breathe and unable to participate in activities, but there is a large range of degree of symptoms. For many patients, the only symptom is chronic cough.
Treatment of Asthma - Part I - There are a large variety of medications available for the treatment of asthma. This is a discussion of rescue drugs, medications which are used to relieve acute symptoms.
Treatment of Asthma - Part II - Maintenance Medicines. Asthmatics with severe, frequent, or persistent symptoms must take medications to achieve long term control as well as rescue medicines for quick symptom relief.
Treatment of Asthma - Part III - Equipment Used in the Management of Asthma. Nebulizers, MDIs (sprays), Spacers, Peak Flow Meters.
Treatment of Asthma - Part IV - An Overview of the Management of Asthma.
Helping Your Child to Sleep Through the Night - Teach your child good sleep habits so you can both get some rest.
Colds, Fevers, Sore Throats, Ear Infections, Croup, Antibiotics, Vomiting, Diarrhea
Managing the Difficult Child: Toddlers - There is no simple formula that creates well behaved children, but no matter what approach you choose the key to success is consistency.
Managing the Difficult Child: School Age Children - Consistency, patience, communication aimed at teaching, ingenuity, and realistic expectations are the main ingredients of child discipline.
Managing the Difficult Child: The Child Who Refuses to Cooperate - A technique for dealing with the child who refuses to follow the rules and/or argues with his parents about everything.
Surviving Your Child's Adolescence -
The task of adolescence is to strive to become an independent adult. The task for parents is to keep the lines of communication open and allow their teens to become independent adults while fostering behavior based on mutual trust, respect, and consideration.
Upper Respiratory Infections (URIs)
- The most common childhood illness. It is often over-treated and misunderstood. There is a confusing array of medicines that promise relief, but no cure in sight.
- What it means, how to manage it, avoiding getting worried about it.
Sore Throats -
Knowing about all the different variations on sore throats won't necessarily save you a doctor visit, but it will help you understand what you're dealing with.
Another Ear Infection!?! - Some children have one ear infection after another. Find out why and what can be done about it.
- When your child coughs and it sounds like a barking dog or seal, that's croup. Croup needs to be taken seriously, but if you know the facts, you don't have to be unnecessarily frightened.
Antibiotics. Are They Wonder Drugs?
- They're a mid 20th century phenomenon. People lived without them before they came on the scene. In the short time they've been around overuse is already limiting their effectiveness. Find out what you should know about antibiotics.
Management of Gastroenteritis
- Dealing with vomiting and diarrhea in young children and infants.
Feeding Your Infant
- The rules are logical and orderly. There is no mystery or magic to it.
Nutrition Without Tears
- Most parents worry far too much about nourishing their children. Learn why and eliminate mealtime stress for you and your child.
Childhood Obesity - Approximately 25% of children and teens in the U.S. are obese. There is no simple solution, but efforts at helping overweight children can provide valuable lifetime benefits.
Child Safety: Newborns and Young Infants - Even before your baby is born you have to start planning for his safety. With just a little advanced planning it's simple to keep your newborn or infant safe.
Toilet Training, Bed Wetting, Soiling
Child Safety: Babies and Toddlers - A whole new world opens up for your child to explore once he starts to crawl or walk. Keeping his explorations safe requires constant vigilance.
Child Safety: Babies and Toddlers: More Safety Tips - The best safety tip of all is to keep a close eye on your baby, but since you don't have eyes in the back of your head, these common sense tips will give you a little extra leeway.
Potty Training - Simple advice to get you started on the road to success.
Bed Wetting - Children who wet their beds are generally asleep when it happens, so they can't help it. Most will stop wetting as they mature, but if you and your bedwetter are frustrated, why wait? There is help available.
Fecal Soiling - Few things can be more exasperating to parents than dealing with poop in the pants of an older child. This article will help parents facing soiled pants understand why it happens and the management of the problem.
Pediatric Pearls for Parents - A pearl is a tidbit of valuable information. Some of these pearls are just interesting or useful information, while others will save you from a major anxiety attack when you find that little scary whatchamacallit on your child.
- Information about new recommendations for immunizing your children.
Choosing a Pediatrician - Schedule an interview with your prospective pediatrician in order to ask questions and observe the office to decide if he's the right pediatrician for you.