Category: Illness

What is Fifth Disease?

What is Fifth Disease?

Fifth disease. It’s the common name for a usually minor virus that mostly affects preschool and school-age children aged 5-15 years in the springtime. The medical name for fifth disease is erythema infectiosum and it is caused by parvovirus B19. Fifth disease passes quickly and […]

Science is Sheepish: Spirituality Makes Us Healthier, Happier People

Science is Sheepish: Spirituality Makes Us Healthier, Happier People

All along, the majority position of Psychiatry has been that Psychiatry has nothing to do with religion and spirituality. Religious beliefs and practices have long been thought to have a pathological basis, and psychiatrists over a century have understood them in this light. Religion was […]

When to Take Your Newborn Baby to the Doctor: A Checklist

When to Take Your Newborn Baby to the Doctor: A Checklist

New parents can find it difficult to know when a newborn baby needs a doctor’s attention. For one thing, no baby comes with a manual. Also, it takes time to learn the habits of this new and demanding little bundle of baby. Meantime, parents worry. […]

Sidelined Athlete Leanne Joyce Creates Positive Impact for Kids

Sidelined Athlete Leanne Joyce Creates Positive Impact for Kids

Leanne Joyce, at the age of 16, has accomplished more than most adults. A nationally-ranked jump roper, competitive swimmer, and gymnast, the 11th grader is also an honors student who will be taking four AP classes this year. All this in spite of the fact […]

Save Your Baby’s Life With Infant CPR

Save Your Baby’s Life With Infant CPR

Maybe you know how to perform CPR, but do you know how to perform infant CPR? Most parents knows that babies, being small, need smaller amounts of nearly everything, ranging from food to shampoo to toothpaste to doses of medicine. With regard to medical care, […]

Growth Hormones: Who Needs Them?

Growth Hormones: Who Needs Them?

Growth hormones: it’s a treatment some parents think about when they see their children are shorter than their peers. Doctors call this short stature. Short stature can be inherited. But sometimes, kids are low on growth hormones, the stuff that makes us grow. Parents of […]

Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG): Parker’s Not-So-Rare, Rare Brain Cancer

Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG): Parker’s Not-So-Rare, Rare Brain Cancer

Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG), have you ever heard of it? We hadn’t either, until we read about Parker Monhollon, a beautiful 8 year-old girl, a talented dancer, who was diagnosed with this inoperable brain stem cancer on January 15th, 2016. As it turns out, […]

Art Therapy And Your Child

Art Therapy And Your Child

Art therapy is a form of treatment that uses art to help people work out their feelings, and a tool that can help experts diagnose their patients. Children and many adults may find art therapy easier than other types of therapy, because they may not […]

Parker Loves Life: A Lesson for the Heart

Parker Loves Life: A Lesson for the Heart

                                   Parker Loves Life, you can see it right here in this screenshot. It came up in one of the Google+ neuroscience groups I follow. Heather Ward was putting […]

Antibiotic Misuse: Why You Need To Care

Antibiotic Misuse: Why You Need To Care

Antibiotic misuse, using antibiotics for the wrong sort of illness, or using the same antibiotics for the same ailment over and over again, is something you may have heard about. Still, you shrug off that thought as you consider your child, wailing in pain and tugging […]