Autism is one of the more prevalent disorders with which children are currently diagnosed. According to the statistics, 1 in 54 children born in the United States is now diagnosed with autism. Broadly speaking, the numbers have increased dramatically over the past few decades. Much of this increase has been attributable to an increase in
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If you are a new parent, then you may want to know more about common illnesses and pediatric diseases that your child may get, including the symptoms and the best treatments for them. About 32 million American children missed school last year because of an illness, which demonstrates how common it is for young people
Ear infections are painful and frustrating and this is especially true for children. When your child gets an ear infection, it can be hard to watch them suffer. They may be pulling at their ear and crying nonstop. A lot of children also tend to get “crabby” when they are sick. You need to get
Heart disease is a serious problem in this country. In fact, it is the number one cause of death. This is tragic enough in adults but it's even more tragic when a child suffers from heart disease. Children may be born with a heart condition, develop it from diabetes, or get it from medication. If
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a common learning disability in children that can make it difficult for them to focus and pay attention in class. They may even get so restless that they can become disruptive. At times, children with ADHD may exhibit poor impulse control. It can become quite clear that something must
Across the United States, thousands of children are diagnosed with a variety of different behavioral disorders. These disorders are often relatively common and can impact a child’s daily life, up to and including their social development, mental and physical health, and performance in school. While these disorders can be relatively severe and negatively impact the
Teenagers and younger kids alike are required to take regular physicals and sports physicals every once in a while, especially if they play a sport. Sometimes, the school the kids attend requires both physicals to be done regardless of the sports engagement of the child. But what’s the difference between the two? What Is a
It might seem like too simple an advice, but the truth is that the best way to deal with sports injuries is to prevent them from happening in the first place. Taking all the necessary precautions and using top-quality equipment is a must for sporty teens who want to take good care of their physical
Human bodies are incredible and they can handle a lot of stress. However, that doesn’t mean that every single part of your body will hold under pressure and force at any given time. After all, we’re not indestructible. Actually, orthopedic injuries seem to be some of the most common issues that doctors have to deal
One of the major health issues among adults and young teens alike includes sexually transmitted diseases. Although many find it rather uncomfortable to even talk about it, it’s important to raise awareness about this problem since it can help with prevention and better treatment. To be able to work on prevention of STDs among teenagers