Home Health and Safety

Health and Safety

Children left in cars get hyperthermia

Q: Why would any parent leave a child locked in a car on a hot day? When a child suffers serious injury – or even...

Explaining an adult’s depression to children

Q:My spouse has been diagnosed with depression. How do we explain this to our children? It depends on the ages of the children, according...

Asthma and sports

Q: Several of the kids on my children's sports teams have asthma. Is it really safe for them to participate in athletics? Studies show that...

Understanding alopecia

A modest amount of hair on your child's brush or bathtub floor is nothing to worry about. We all shed about 50 to 100...

Eye exams before kindergarten

Several states require eye exams prior to school enrollment, but Arizona is not among them, according to Jane Lynch, executive director of the American...

Misshapen baby’s head

Q: I'm worried because my baby's head isn't perfectly shaped. Is this something that will correct itself over time? While most parents leave the delivery...

When it’s time for booster seats

Q: My child has outgrown the car seat but doesn't seem ready for a regular seat belt. Is there something else I should use?...

Talking with children about mental illness

Q: How should I talk with my child about mental illness? Parents often ignore or neglect this topic for several reasons, according to clinical psychologist...

Understanding scoliosis

I was 19 years old, sitting in an examining room at Student Health feeling miserable, trying to focus on the chest x-rays on the...

Q&A: Foot problems

Q: We know a family whose children always seem to have foot problems. Is this something most families will deal with at some point?...

The Longest Labor: High-risk pregnancy

"I'm putting you in the hospital," Dr. John Elliott said as he walked into the examining room that September af­ternoon. I was 22 weeks pregnant...

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