UVA forensic nurse examiners provide medical care, support and evidence collection in incidents of assault, including physical and sexual abuse of children. If you suspect child abuse, contact Child Protective Services.
Constipation can be tough to manage no matter what your age. But for children— especially those who are not yet verbal — identifying and treating gastrointestinal issues takes time and may require physician intervention to get things moving again.
Here in Central Virginia, we’re starting to see the first tree buds and flowers of spring. That means we're seeing patients with seasonal allergies.
Kids nutrition is especially important as they learn, grow, and develop. Check out these daily guidelines to help make sure your kids get the most nutrition out of the food they eat.
As we spend more time inside, doctors are seeing more upper respiratory infections in kids. There have also been two cases of mumps at UVA.
Teens turn to cutting and other forms of self-harm to ease stress. Teen self-harm requires parents to help their kids cope. Dyan Aretakis of the UVA Teen & Young Adult Health Center offers tips on how to get started.
The results from this international study are reassuring both for parents who exclusively breastfeed and those who struggle and supplement with formula.
Your kids are going to get way too much candy. Get tips for what to do with it and how you can keep them safe during trick-or-treating.
Too much coffee: Can it kill you? Are your kids at risk for a caffeine overdose? Dr. Holstege explains why coffee isn't bad, how headlines don't tell the whole story, and why you should focus on how caffeine is hurting your sleep.
Drug abuse on the rise: Teens are using ADHD meds as study drugs to help them pass exams. Find out steps you can take to protect your teen from this trend.