Stories about: Expert’s Corner

Social media and adolescent body image: What to know

Girl looking at cell phoneThe two strongest influencers on children’s attitudes toward their body image are their family unit and media. As clinicians, we must be attuned to our patients’ family dynamics and their online activities — and understand how these environmental factors influence their psychological and physical health.  …Read More

Athletes and heat stroke: Prevention and treatment

exertional heat stroke

In the midst of some of the hottest months of summer, young athletes are just beginning practice sessions for fall sports. During this time, it’s important for athletes, coaches and trainers to be adequately prepared for the heat — and for physicians to be prepared to treat heat illnesses.

…Read More

Pediatric cerebral aneurysms: Five things to know

insight on pediatric aneurysms

It’s been said that kids aren’t simply small adults — an adage that also rings true when it comes to cerebral aneurysms. These bulges in the blood vessels of the brain are relatively rare: About 3 percent of the world’s population has an un-ruptured, asymptomatic brain aneurysm. Of those people, just 0.5 percent to 4.6 percent are children. …Read More

Expert’s Corner: Getting an early start on childhood dental health

dental health

 

According to the American Academy of Pediatric Dentists (AAPD), early childhood caries (tooth decay) is the most prevalent chronic, infectious childhood disease, five times more common than asthma and four times more common than childhood obesity. In response to the prevalence, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) created the Campaign for Dental Health (CDH), which includes a group of oral health advocates and health care professionals working in partnership to ensure that the whole population has access to fluoride via community water fluoridation — the most effective and affordable way to prevent tooth decay. …Read More

Read Full Story | Leave a Comment