Head lice is incredibly common, but there’s a lot of misinformation out there. UVA pediatrician Emily Wong, MD, explains lice myths and effective treatments. More »
Keep up with your kid’s health: Find healthy snacks, injury prevention tips, sleep advice, family wellness, heart-warming stories of brave pediatric patients facing down disease. Get expert advice from our pediatric specialists.
Every year, about 3,500 U.S. babies die suddenly and unexpectedly, according to the CDC. Of those, almost 75 percent are attributed to either accidental strangulation or suffocation in bed or SIDS. More »
We all want our children to strive for greatness. But, what happens when your child’s quest for perfection becomes all-consuming? Get tips for finding a balance and help them to learn that its ok to not be perfect in everything. More »
Between colds, ear infections and stomach viruses, many parents feel like their young kids are always sick. Then they have decisions to make. Is the child contagious? Should they visit the doctor? More »
An interview with Susan Cluett, UVA Children’s Fitness Clinic program director, about the importance of recess and exercise during the school day and what happens when school-aged kids don’t get enough exercise.
Susan Cluett, nurse practitioner at UVA's Children's Fitness Clinic, talks about ways to stop or reverse Type 2 diabetes through their program based on portion control, exercise, and behavioral modification. More »
Limb length discrepancy, a condition where kids have one leg shorter than the other, often starts out very subtly. But more dramatic differences, an inch or more, can cause a significant limp and throw off the body's dynamics. More »
Leigh B. Grossman, MD, contributed this guest post. She specializes in pediatric infectious disease and is the editor of a new book, “A Parent’s Survival Guide to Daycare Infections,” that is now available in bookstores and online. More »