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Headaches In Children – Causes, Prevention, And Treatment

Few things are worse than seeing your children in pain. If they have a scrape on their knee, it’s easy to clean it gently, bandage the knee, and give them a kiss. Usually that’s enough. But what about headaches in children? These can be harder to make “all better.” Children

WHO World Immunization Week

There is a tool that can save your child’s life. It’s free under the Affordable Care Act and takes less than five minutes. This tool is immunizations, and the WHO World Immunization Week is a great time to make sure your child (and the children around you) are up-to-date on

Teenage Use Of Opioids For Chronic Pain Poses Big Risks

A surprisingly high number of children and adolescents live with chronic pain, with numbers ranging from 20 to 35%, according to the American Pain Society (APS). The most common conditions appearing among these youth include headaches, musculoskeletal pain, and stomach pain. This population has special needs, and medications may react

Making Sense Of Juvenile Arthritis

When most people hear the word “arthritis,” they think of older adults, but about 300,000 children in the United States suffer from arthritis. Juvenile arthritis (JA) is believed to affect approximately one out of every 1,000 children. This disease can develop in children of any age, although it’s rare for

Causes And Risk Factors For Scoliosis

Scoliosis is the most common malformation of the spine, affecting between two and three percent of people in the U.S. by age 16. Instead of continuing to extend vertically as a person grows, the spine begins to curve laterally in one of two ways, either as a C-shape with one

Early Puberty in Girls Linked to Obesity

Obesity is an epidemic in the United States, and its health risks are well-known: diabetes, heart disease, and more. A recent study has shown that obesity poses another risk specifically to girls: early puberty (also called precocious puberty). In 2012, Pediatrics: the Official Journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics