Off-season training isn’t just for athletes with hopes of one day playing on college teams, or those competing at a high level. UW Health Sports Performance coach Alison Regal explains that most youth athletes can benefit – although how they approach it and the benefits they gain will be different depending on their age.
To figure out what’s best, it is helpful to understand the
different developmental stages.
It’s National Infant Immunization Week (#Ivax2Protect). What?! Why is an adolescent medicine physician blogging about infant immunizations?! With all the measles going on (seriously, I cannot even deal with the current measles outbreak – 704 cases this year alone!), we need to talk about immunizations and the current laws.
an especially long winter, it’s finally time to enjoy the warmer weather, get
out the flip flops, and enjoy the great outdoors! It’s also a common time for kids
and families with diabetes to ask questions about foot health. Many of us know
someone who suffers from diabetic neuropathy, a complication of diabetes. Thankfully,
it’s rare for kids with diabetes to have foot problems, but it’s a good time of
year to pay more attention to their feet and learn how to prevent problems down
epilepsy on its own can seem like a tall mountain to climb for any child, but
kids with epilepsy often struggle with other things like sleep, diet and
Sleep and Epilepsy
is an essential part of managing epilepsy and getting too much or too little
sleep can have a
significant effect on children with epilepsy. Eight to ten hours of quality
sleep per night and sticking with a sleep routine is a recommended way to help
If only every child’s visit to the doctor was
easy and hassle-free, ending with a sticker and a smile. But that’s not always
the case — especially for anxiety-prone kids who dread shots or other medical procedures.
“Anxiety about being in a medical office is very
normal,” says Amy Stockhausen, MD, a UW Health pediatrician.