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Panic Attacks and Anxiety in Pediatrics

Anxiety disorders, including panic attacks, are among the most common mental health issues affecting children and adolescents. While it’s natural for young individuals to experience occasional stress or worry, persistent and overwhelming feelings of anxiety can significantly impact their daily lives and well-being.  The complexities of panic attacks and anxiety in pediatric populations, including their […]

Newborn: Common Conditions 

Bringing a newborn home is an exhilarating experience, but it also comes with its share of uncertainties, especially for first-time parents. From tiny cries to tiny diapers, everything about a newborn seems delicate and new. Amidst the joy and wonder, it’s essential for parents to be aware of common conditions that may affect their newborns. […]

Antibiotics and When They Help

In the realm of pediatric healthcare, infections are frequent visitors, often causing distress to children and concern for their caregivers. Antibiotics serve as potent weapons against bacterial infections, but their usage demands a nuanced approach. The information below is an understanding of pediatric infections, elucidating the circumstances under which antibiotics are warranted and the optimal […]

Understanding and Preventing Medication Overdose in Pediatric Populations

Medications are vital tools in managing pediatric health conditions, but their improper use or accidental ingestion can lead to serious consequences, including overdose. Children are particularly vulnerable to medication overdose due to their curious nature, developmental stage, and lack of understanding regarding medication safety. Understanding Medication Overdose:   Medication overdose occurs when a child ingests or […]

Eye Swelling in Children – Common Causes and When to Get Help

Swelling of one or both eyes is common in children.  The causes vary from simple irritation, insect bites, or pink eye, to potentially serious bacterial infections.   It is important to know when eye swelling is more serious and when it needs medical evaluation.  For this discussion eye swelling is defined as swelling of the eyelid(s) […]

Measles Disease and the Current State of Infections in the United States and Worldwide

Measles is a highly contagious and serious infection caused by a virus.  Although anyone can get measles, it is most common in children and can cause severe disease, complications, and death. It spreads from person to person easily through close contact with or when an infected individual coughs, sneezes, or breathes, including through airborne transmission. […]

Conquering Type II Diabetes in Young Heroes

As the prevalence of Type II diabetes (TIID) in children continues to rise, it becomes increasingly crucial to address this significant health concern in our young population. This blog aims to shed light on the various aspects of Type II diabetes specific to pediatric patients, focusing on prevention, management, and education. We will explore the […]

Pediatric Diabetes: Type 1 Diabetes Management and Education

Our exploration will delve into the realm of pediatric diabetes, with a particular focus on Type 1 diabetes (T1D). Our attention will be directed towards the essential management and educational aspects that are indispensable for ensuring the well-being of children affected by this condition. Early detection and proper management are vital in addressing this chronic […]

Toxic Stress in Children and Teens

Stress can be a normal and sometimes healthy or even helpful part of life. When a child or adolescent experiences a stressful moment, event, or situation, the body responds in a certain way such as freezing or activating the fight-or-flight response.  These reactions are triggered by normal hormonal reactions within the body.  “Toxic Stress” refers to […]

Meningococcal disease – What is it? Why is it important? How to prevent illness?

Meningococcal disease is a serious bacterial infection caused by a bacteria named Neisseria Meningitidis, which has several different serogroups. Common groups include serogroups A, B, C, W, and Y.    Meningitis Definition – An infection that causes inflammation of the fluid and membrane surrounding the brain and spinal cord.   Meningitis can be caused by several […]

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