Medical

Good Intentions Don't Prevent Cavities

Parents choose juice boxes, gummy vitamins and bottled water with their kids' health in mind, but it could lead to more cavities, warns Dr. Rachel A. Maher.

Where Should You Go To Get Medical Care on Vacation?

When a summer vacation turns into a medical emergency, it can be nerve-racking to get your kids the care they need in an unfamiliar environment. Whether you’re traveling abroad or spending your days relaxing on the Jersey or Delaware shore…

Tips for Traveling with Children with Special Needs

Summer is the perfect time to take a break and enjoy a vacation filled with fun, relaxation and adventure for the whole family. When it comes to travelling, any parent’s goal is to create lifelong memories for themselves and, of…

Can Medical Marijuana Help Your Child?

Updated: April 17, 2019 Kiera, an 11-year-old Glenside, PA girl who suffers from seizures, is sleeping much better now. So too is Grace, an eight-year-old with autism, from Harleysville, PA. Both children are using medical marijuana for their medical conditions.…

How Much Sleep Do Kids, Tweens, Teens Need?

Lost sleep hurts learning and hinders school-day success, according to sleep experts and numerous new studies. That’s bad news, because today’s kids get about an hour less sleep each night than they did 30 years ago, says New York Times…

Should Teens Get a Mumps Vaccine Booster?

The outbreak of mumps in Delaware and in Montgomery and Chester counties in Pennsylvania is drawing attention to the theory that the childhood mumps vaccine wears off for adults. Philly.com reports that there have been 19 mumps cases in Chester…

How Can You Tell if Your Child Has a Concussion?

Seven years ago my son suffered a traumatic brain injury (TBI) during a soccer game. An opposing player cleared a ball that hit my 6-foot-2-inch son in the head, knocking him out cold. He came-to quickly and convinced his coach…

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