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Electronic Cigarettes – The New Smoking

Publish Date: 4/18/2018

two teenage girls blowing ecig vaporsJust a decade ago, electronic cigarettes claimed to be the answer for any smoker who was trying to quit tobacco cigarettes. They quickly became popular with teenagers who saw them as a risk-free alternative to smoking. However, these devices pose real health issues and those who “vape” can easily get hooked on the nicotine found in the fruit and candy-flavored products, especially children and adolescents.

Field of Dreams for Sports Rehab

Publish Date: 4/18/2018

doctors and therapists standing on turfYoung athletes face many challenges, and when injury hits, it can mean the end of the season for some.  To help those kids get safely back in the game, St. Louis Children’s Hospital has opened the Young Athlete Center – a new interactive physical therapy center to bridge the gap between traditional rehab clinics and the real playing field.

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Child Health
Orthopedics
Jeffrey J. Nepple
Mark E. Halstead

“Mommy, Daddy, My Head Hurts”

Publish Date: 4/18/2018

Cute little girl holding her headFor adults, an occasional headache is just a minor inconvenience. But when a child has a headache, parents often jump to conclusions and think about the worst possible diagnosis.

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