Treatment of an Ankle Sprain

Treatment of an Ankle Sprain Treatment of an Ankle Sprain. Many children sustain broken bones on their way to adulthood; however, this is far from the only injury. An ankle sprain is one of the most common injuries that children can sustain. While these often occur while playing sports, this is far from the only mechanism. [...]

Meningitis: Know the Signs and Symptoms

Meningitis: Know the Signs and Symptoms Signs and Symptoms of Meningitis. There are many different infections that someone could contract. Some of the common infections include the common cold, strep throat, ear infections, and urinary tract infections. Severe infections include septic shock, pneumonia, stomach bugs, and even meningitis. For those who might not know, meningitis is [...]

Why Does My Child Have Diarrhea?

Why Does My Child Have Diarrhea? Why Does My Child Have Diarrhea? There are a lot of common illnesses that children will contract. One of these is diarrhea. Diarrhea has many different causes and it is important for parents to know a few important points about diarrhea. Recently, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published [...]

My Child Broke His Arm: What Do I Do?

My Child Broke His Arm: What Do I Do? My Child Broke His Arm: What Do I Do? Lots of children sustain a bone fracture at some point during their childhood. Many children even view this as a rite of passage. Unfortunately, bone fractures can lead to serious complications and a broken bone constitutes an emergency. [...]

The Vomiting Child: Treatment Options

The Vomiting Child: Treatment Options The Vomiting Child. Almost every parent is going to deal with a vomiting child at some point. For those with children, images of stained clothing, ruined dinners, and late-night calls to the doctor probably fill the head. Even though vomiting is a common childhood concern, it still frustrates many parents. For [...]

When to Use the Emergency Room

When to Use the Emergency Room The emergency department is one of the most overused medical resources in the country. Created for true medical emergencies, it is often used now as a dumping ground for pretty much anyone with a mild medical illness. While there are many reasons for this, there are a few statistics [...]

Constipation: An Overview

Constipation: An Overview Some people are reluctant to bring up certain issues when they visit the doctor; however, it is important to answer all questions honestly and truthfully. Sometimes parents wonder why pediatricians are asking their children about their bathroom habits. This is actually important because many children are constipated and may be reluctant to [...]