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That Not-So-Healthy Glow

Publish Date: 1/18/2018

Young girl in tanning bedYour teenage daughter is headed to the beach for a mid-winter break and she wants to get a start on her tan at the neighborhood tanning salon.  For the sake of her health, just say no!

Child Health
Dermatology
Lynn Anne Cornelius

After Hours Pediatric Care -- NOW OPEN in South County

Publish Date: 1/18/2018

Sick child with clockIt never seems to fail – your child is sick, the pediatrician’s office is closed and you don’t think you can wait until morning – you want a medical professional to see your child as soon as possible.

Child Health
Pediatrics

Tired of Mono

Publish Date: 10/12/2017

sleeping teenage boy in libraryIt was the beginning of the school semester, and your son just couldn’t shake his fatigue and sore throat. He was never one to complain about being sick, so you knew it was time to see the doctor.  The diagnosis was mononucleosis, or as most people call it, mono.

Child Health
Pediatrics

Preventing Peanut Allergies with ... Peanuts!

Publish Date: 6/14/2017

two little girls eating peanut butter sandwichesCan you prevent a peanut allergy? You might – if you feed little ones peanut products early.

Many parents think they can keep their child from getting a peanut allergy if he or she doesn’t eat peanuts as a baby. But recent research now shows kids are better off if they eat peanut products very early in life.

Child Health
Allergy
Pediatrics

They Grow Up So Fast -- But your Children still Need their Vaccinations

Publish Date: 6/14/2017

group of kids laughingWhere has the time gone? It seems like just yesterday your toddler was getting well-baby check-ups at the pediatrician. Now as those preteen years turn into teenage years, you need to know what vaccinations are important for your young adult.

Anna Huger
Child Health
Pediatrics

Helping Children Cope with Trauma

Publish Date: 2/8/2017

Most children grow up without a worry in the world – and their only concern is “what’s for dinner?” However, there are some whose lives aren’t as carefree as they should be. Perhaps an earlier traumatic event or accident is affecting their behavior. Washington University Physicians Trauma Response Program has been designed specifically to offer mental health support for children and their families to help them cope and recover.

The Buzz on Energy Drinks and Adolescents

Publish Date: 10/17/2016

energy drink canYour teenage son begins his day with an energy drink, sometimes has one for lunch and then another while he is doing his homework after school. He says it helps him concentrate better.  You are worried this is too much caffeine for his system – and you are right. The caffeinated boost these drinks give can cause a variety of health problems.

Child Health
Pediatrics

The 411 on Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease

Publish Date: 10/17/2016

little girl being examined by doctorYou could tell your little one was not feeling well -- she had a low-grade fever, was refusing to eat and had tiny blisters in her mouth and on her hands and feet. Her pediatrician said not to worry; it was likely hand, foot and mouth disease and it just needed to run its course. Here are some facts about this viral infection with a name that sounds worse than it is.

Child Health
Pediatrics
Kristine G. Williams

Home Alone

Publish Date: 5/25/2016
Your daughter is 11 years old and insists she is old enough to stay home alone. With the summer months approaching, how do you know if she is ready for this big step?...
Child Health
Pediatrics

A is for Anxiety

Publish Date: 2/17/2016

Your eight-year-old daughter seems excessively shy and has trouble separating from you. It’s been a constant struggle for years, and it is not getting better as she gets older. You’re worried she is missing out on activities other kids her age enjoy. She might be suffering from an anxiety disorder -- the most common form of mental illness in children . . . 

Child Health
Chad M. Sylvester
Pediatric Psychiatry