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August 14, 2017 | Maria Gabriela Buheis, MD

Many children develop hives, which are swollen, red welts that, by definition, are quite itchy. Oftentimes the itching starts before the welts appear.  

Hives are a very common problem and it is estimated to affect at least 20 percent of people some time during their life. The medical term for hives is urticaria. 

There are two types of urticaria:

  • Acute urticaria are hives that last six weeks or less
  • Chronic urticaria happens when hives last or recur for more than six weeks 

Acute urticaria in a child can be caused by infections, foods, medications, insect bites or blood transfusions. When a...

August 11, 2017 | Deepak Mehta, MD, Jessie Marcet-Gonzalez, CPNP

Becoming a new parent is a joyous, but stressful moment in our lives. From bottles to diaper changes, our daily routine evolves. Our time becomes enriched with baby cuddles and other sweet surprises that follow as they grow and develop. Providing our little ones with the best nutrition to grow is our number one focus. Feeding can be challenging if our infant is unable to accomplish a good latch. At times, this can be the result of ankyloglossia or tongue-tie. Below is information to guide you if you are concerned your child suffers from this.

What is ankyloglossia?

Ankyloglossia, or tongue-tie, is a condition present at...

August 10, 2017 | Christian P. Schaaf, MD, PhD

1. Why is the term “Asperger syndrome” no longer in clinical use in the United States? 

The American Psychiatric Association publishes the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM) which is the primary reference manual used by clinicians to provide a formal diagnosis of autism and related disorders. This manual provides clinicians with standard guidelines for diagnosing different psychological disorders.

In 2013, when the fifth edition of this manual was published, experts significantly revised the diagnostic criteria for Asperger syndrome. Autistic disorder, Asperger syndrome and pervasive developmental disorder were no...

August 08, 2017 | Scott D. McKay, MD

As a physician who treats athletes, I find myself in a position to see the positive and negative effects of sports. Sports are addicting ... kids love to play because it's fun, they get to spend time with their friends, they are active, and somewhere around half the time they even win. I love youth sports and it's my hope that every kid finds at least one sport they can love for a lifetime.

Sports can be so entertaining that many kids (and parents/coaches) want to play the same sport year-round. While there are many potential benefits, the increased repetition of similar movement patterns can produce injuries. Also, the simple...

August 07, 2017 | Erika Moscona, mother of patient

We sat in the low-lit room, both marveling and relieved to see our son’s little heartbeat. It was March 5, 2014, a date that changed our lives forever. As first time expecting parents, we were excited to go to our 19-week anatomy scan.

Our excitement turned to worry when the sonographer stopped talking. We knew something wasn’t right when she kept leaving the room and returning with different people to look at our son’s images. Terrified to hear the answer, but desperate to know, I finally said the words I had to, “Is everything OK?”

It wasn’t.

We would learn that our son, Drew, had congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH),...