Health

Pediatric Dentistry During COVID-19

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has caused us to rethink, rework and reprioritize the way we go about our lives, raising questions such as “which outings are necessary?” and…

Oral Health for Kids

We all know that feeling: Uh-oh, my child has a cavity. Was it too much candy? Not enough time spent brushing? Should we have come in sooner for a checkup?…

KidsPeace Celebrates 140 Years

KidsPeace, an organization that serves the behavioral and mental health needs of children, families and communities through residential treatment programs, educational services and foster care and community-based treatment programs,…

Heart-Healthy Habits for Kids

February is American Heart Month. Now is a great time to think about your child’s cardiovascular health. Eating a well-rounded diet, exercising regularly and getting good sleep are all important…

CHOP Opens Second Hospital in King of Prussia

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia opened a second hospital in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, called the Middleman Family Pavilion, today. The new hospital gives local families in the Delaware Valley greater…

How to Handle Head Lice

While head lice can spread at any time of the year, it’s particularly important to be on the lookout for signs of lice in the winter, especially when we are all spending more time…

Common Birth Defects

Approximately 150,000 babies (one in 33) are born with a birth defect in the United States each year. Birth defects are a leading cause of infant mortality, and no parent…

Mental Health of U.S. Youth in Crisis

First, the good news: Mental illness in children and adolescents is often treatable and preventable. Unfortunately, the mental health of our country’s youth is in crisis, according to a recently…

Is My Child OK?

It’s a question we parents ask ourselves all the time: “Is my child OK?” As parents, we know there are times when our children do not seem emotionally OK. For example, perhaps a…

No Tricks, Just Treats

Halloween candy by the bagful abounds on supermarket shelves at this time of year. While kids love the abundance of sweets, parents concerned about their kids’ candy intake…

Should Your Kids Go Gluten-Free?

A gluten-free lifestyle is all the hype now, but is it the right choice for your family? MetroKids posed that question to local nutritionists, who told us that cutting gluten…